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.
Take a tour at the Aarikka museum! Our virtual museum contains fascinating and cheerful excerpts from the past: newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, product images, and stories from Aarikka’s journey and Finnish design, over a period spanning six decades. Many of the pieces in the museum awaken memories and a sense of familiarity, but do you remember the brass waistcoat from the 1960s or the silver tie from the 1970s? What about the Palloshakki chess game or the mobile phone stand?