The monochrome colouring and the soft form of the Arctica tableware differed significantly from the grandiosity that marked the era. The pure white Arctica is a comprehensive set that includes plates, cups and serving dishes of various sizes. In addition to functionality, elegance is at the heart of the tableware series. Arctica tableware can be used for both celebration and everyday tableware and its different serving parts add to its range of uses. In 2012, new parts designed by Pentagon Design were launched as part of the series.
Inkeri Leivo (1944-2010) began her career in Arabia in 1969. Inkeri’s best known designed series is without any doubt the pure and white Arctica. In her unique art works Inkeri was inspired by the nature. Among other prizes she received the Formland -Design Prize in 1988 and State of Finland Award for Industrial Design in 1992.
Parts and colors
Arabia uses vitro porcelain, which is a modern, durable porcelain with a slightly off-white shade. All Arabia vitro porcelain ware is oven safe except Paratiisi serving platter 36 cm and Paratiisi bowl 23 cm. Arabia Uunikokki series has been especially designed to oven use. When using Arabia ware in oven, please do not take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not either put a dish straight into a hot oven from the freezer.
When in the oven, the bottom of the dish must be completely covered with liquid or food throughout the heating process. It can stand 250 celsius degrees and must be at least 10 cm away from the grill elements. Cool before placing in freezer, do not put in a hot oven directly from the freezer.
All Arabia utility wares except dishes with gold or platinum decoration or metal parts are microwave safe.
All Arabia utility ware can be used in ovens and freezers. Do not take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not put a dish straight into a hot oven from a freezer.
All Arabia products are dishwasher safe except dishes decorated with gold or platinum. Use a rinsing agent in the dishwasher to improve the results. Very dirty dishes can be soaked in hot water with detergent containing bleach. Cutlery made of soft steel, especially knives, may leave streaks of metal on a hard glazed surface that cannot be removed in a normal wash. (These can be removed by rubbing gently with metal polish.) Check the quality of cutlery when you buy it. To protect the glazing, avoid heavy rubbing when, for example, stacking plates.