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Iittala & Arabia Design Centre

The Iittala & Arabia Design Center has brought together two famous design brands in the historic ARABIA135 block. Design Museum Arabia is located on the eighth floor of an impressive building from the 1930s. The museum showcases highlights of the rich history of design by Iittala and Arabia.

The Design Lab Gallery features changing exhibitions, which often include short films related to the themes of the exhibitions.

Visitors can view the current selections of Iittala and Arabia at the Store on the second floor. The Store also provides tax-free and international delivery services.

The studios of the Arabia Art Department Association are on the eighth floor. The Art Department can be visited only as part of guided tours, which must be booked in advance.
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The Design Lab Gallery features changing exhibitions and also serves as a venue for events and workshops. The exhibitions at the gallery are typically inspired by the designers of Iittala and Arabia, materials or current trends and phenomena in art and design. The exhibitions often include a short film related to their theme. The gallery has free admission.

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Design Museum Arabia combines masterpieces of Finnish ceramic and glass art in a single exhibition. The centerpiece is a timeline consisting of Arabia coffee cups and Iittala glasses, which showcases four products from each decade. The exhibition also features iconic works by legendary designers such as Alvar and Aino Aalto, Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Rut Bryk and Tapio Wirkkala.

The artifacts at the museum are from the Design Museum’s collections. The museum has free admission.

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The Iittala & Arabia Design Centre Store offers the full range of interior decoration and table setting products by Iittala and Arabia. The store also has a selection of kitchen tools and cookware by Fiskars. Gift wrapping is available, in addition to engraving and tax-free services.