Article number: K00426
Very impressive and tall perfectly shaped unique vase in dark and redish brown glaze by Heikki Orvola for Arabia in 1990.
Signed "Heikki Orvola/Sari Parviainen ARABIA Finland 90"
Height 14 1/4" (36 cm)
Width 8" (20 cm)
Weight 3,5 kg
Excellent condition, some needle point blisters.
Professor Heikki Orvola (1943) has worked in the Arabia Art Department since 1987. He has specialized in industrial serial production and has designed many popular series. The best known ceramics series are Moreeni, Illusia and 24h. Heikki Orvola has started his career as a glass artist in Nuutajärvi. He has designed both serial and unique glass products. Kivi candleholder that glows in many different colours is still a very popular collector’s item.
Orvola is a designer, who respects simplified forms and extremely well worked details.
”Form is the basis of everything in my work. It is a foundation for everything.”
Heikki Orvola’s glass and ceramics objects have been in many private and group exhibitions all over the world. His works are also in many museums in Finland and abroad. Orvola has received several respected prizes such as the Kaj Franck Design Prize, Pro Finland Medal and Design Plus Award. Heikki Orvola received the title of professor in 2002.