Favorite White Tableware: Arctica by Arabia Finland

Favorite White Tableware: Arctica by Arabia Finland

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Regina Yunghans
Dec 19, 2008

The holidays are always a fun time for white dishes. While white place settings go plain jane through most of the year, they get all dressed up for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. That's when white tableware really pays off: it's like a blank canvas. Our favorite white dishes of all? Arabia Finland's Arctica collection...

The classic white design, while distinct in shape, fits in well with everything. It's practical in use, too: It is oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe. Designed in 1979 by Inkeri Leivo, the Arctica collection was initially regarded as radical for its pure whiteness. Today, it remains in production as one of Arabia Finland's most popular designs.

According to Arabia, the design has been crafted with the utmost care, and the trace of a woman's hand is perceptible in every detail. Its gentle, curvilinear lines and soft white, almost creamy, color crosses generations and is a timeless dinnerware to hand down—from oven to table, from mother to daughter, with equal ease.

Purchase via Finn Style.

Do you use white tableware in your home? How do you dress it up for special occasions?

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