To celebrate Aarikka’s 40th birthday, Kaj Kalin wrote a history of Aarikka, and a jubilee exhibition was held at the Design Museum in Helsinki. Glass artist Markku Salo, interior-design architect Tuula Falk, jewellery designer Aino Faven, and fashion designer Jukka Rintala all participated in the exhibition. It also displayed the large wooden trays and plates designed by Pauliina Aarikka that follow the lines of traditional clay dishes. From Helsinki, the exhibition continued its journey to Oslo and Tokyo.
The 45-year exhibition was held at the House of Nobility in Helsinki. To commemorate the jubilee year, Kaija and Pauliina Aarikka and Jukka Rintala designed special collections of silver jewellery.
Kaija’s life work was also exhibited in an exhibition titled ‘Kolme naista – Kolme elämäntyötä’ (meaning ‘Three women, three life works’), alongside the output of Vuokko Nurmesniemi and Anu Pentik.