This is a rare collector’s item: a special edition “Arabia – En keramisk storindustri” of the Finnish Architectural Review “Arkitekten” issue 7–8 published in 1946. The magazine presents the Arabia ceramics factory building designed by architect Erik Lindroos and his team. Besides the building, the magazine discusses the industrial processes of ceramics production (article “En keramisk storindustri” by Kurt Ekholm) and Arabia’s design and the artists (article “Arabia och dess konstnärer” by Rafael Blomstedt).
The copy for sale is in excellent condition for its age. There is a tiny pressure mark, or something like that, on its lower edge. One of its spreads (pages 7–10) has become detached from the staples.