Ulla Procopé - ever heard of her?🧐
Let me give you a hint
As with so many designers in the past, you know the products - but have no idea of the designer's name. When I say 'Arabia', doesn't that ring a bell? Even more so with 'Arabia Ruska', right? Exactly! Today's about this iconic midcentury-modern tableware designed by Ulla Procopé.
Ulrika (Ulla) Eleonora Matilda Procopé-Nyman was born in 1921 in Helsinki, Finland. After graduating from the Helsinki School of Art and Design, she worked in the design department of Arabia since 1948. She was awarded an honorary diploma for her 'Ruska' dinnerware at the Milan Triennale in 1957.
Its extreme durability characterizes the stoneware tableware. It is one of the fine cooking utensils designed to reduce the amount of washing up the housewife has to do. The individually burnt-out, brown speckled glaze made each piece unique and gave the impression of manual production. With 'Ruska', the combination of rustic practicality and clear form became a typical feature of Finnish ceramics of the sixties and seventies.
Today, this tableware design is more popular than ever, and we are extremely happy to be able to offer you a few more pieces from the series in our *Vintage Tableware* collection. According to our high quality standards, all are in very good vintage condition and ready to use! (➽If you are interested in more of these pieces, we will be happy to hunt them down for you! Just let us know what else you are looking for).
We wish you a wonderful weekend - maybe at a beautifully set table, with a delicious meal with friends or family!
Katja & Dirk
PS: 🔥Our Kick-off-2023-sale with 15% off is still running until January 31th! Just use the code NEWYEAR (automatically added to the shopping cart) and grab your fav pieces now!🔥