Helsinki, Finland based Arabia offers beautiful tableware designed by highly reputed designers. The company was formed in 1873. Like all the potteries in those days, Arabia's pottery also showed Chinese influence. Therefore, Chinese designs, figurines, and paintings are common in Arabia's pottery of that era. However, a few years later, the company started producing pottery objects with European designs, and paintings. These abstract designs cover the complete containers or pots.
By 1890, Arabia Finland changed to simpler and less complicated designs. Consequently, the company's pottery of that period had very little design, such as design on borders. Subsequently it was the shape of the chinaware that saw some change, and there was slight increase in design. 1960s once again saw completely painted Arabia Finland china. In 1970s, the colors became brighter, and pottery shapes underwent major change. The mugs became larger like the ones that are used now.
People in 1980s however preferred more of self-design on the potteries. During 1990's bright colors returned, this time with some images such as those of flowers, or animals. But 2000 and beyond has been an era of pastel shades. Most of the pottery from this decade was therefore of single color.
Presently, Arabia Finland offers designer tableware with floral decorations, but the colors used are more subdued and sober because of black outlines. Tableware includes cups, saucers, big and small bowls, plates, deep plates, and goblets. As of now the company offers 14 varieties of tableware. Costs of Arabia Finland dinnerware vary as per the collection being purchased. Arabia Finland pottery offers some gift items and ovenware as well. Gift items that the company manufactures include candle stands, Finnish style platter, and bone china decoration pieces. All these products are available for using regularly as well as on special occasions. Arabia Finland China is known for maintaining very high quality standards.