Aarikka is a Finnish lifestyle design brand known for round shapes, crisp Scandinavian style and wood.
It all began with buttons. And it all started with a real need: Kaija Aarikka, then a textile arts student at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, was unable to find any buttons to go with a dress she had designed. So she made them herself. From these fun and original buttons the story quickly went on to include jewellery. And February 24, 1954 went down as the day that Aarikka was born.
Round shapes appealed to Kaija Aarikka from the very beginning. The buttons and wooden jewellery were followed by silver jewellery, candle holders, toys, gifts and home decoration products. Aarikka back then was original, bold and natural, as it is to this day.
After the company's founder Kaija Aarikka, Aarikka’s design was headed by Pauliina Aarikka, daughter of Kaija. Over the decades, Aarikka’s in-house designers have also been joined by many guest designers such as Aino Favén, Jorma Vennola, Jukka Rintala, Tuula Falk, Markku Salo, Paola Suhonen, Anna Ruohonen, Anu Leinonen, Kalle Kuusela, Elina Helenius, Kaisli Kiuru, Anneli Aaltonen and Eero Sairanen. Each of them has left their own mark on Aarikka’s language of design.
Made in Finland from all natural materials. Aarikka is loved by almost everyone that has ever visited Finland.