the anniversary year

Kaija started it. We won’t stop.

Finnish handcraft, since 1954. Next to unruliness, standing beside grit. Where round shapes and joy is the only shape. Where play never ends.

finnish handcraft

It all began with a round shape. One that will not stop.

Never having to move to a new forest. As we had it all. As Kaija has written, when you take from a tree, you receive its beauty. Kaija took wood, and gave it shape. Wood has its grains, and Aarikka goes against the formalities. Next to unruliness, standing beside grit. Where round shapes and joy is the only shape. Where play never ends.

since 1954

Play never ends.

Aarikka was born from Kaija. A mischievous, unruly rebel with grit, Aarikka by name, roots in Somero. Since the beginning, filled with wood, round shapes, and unruliness. Looking the canon in the eye and saying that the world here is round like Aarikka, and why not go against the grain for a change.

Since 1954. Time has no effect on timeless classics. When you are truly unique, you stand the test of time.

It is just wood.

Bold and playful. True Aarikka.

History

Our story

The founding of the company

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.

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