Our first stop upon arriving in Helsinki was the Arabia ceramics factory. The factory was founded in in 1873, but we learned that many of Finland's most famous tabletop brands — including Arabia, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, and Rorstrand — are now owned by Fiskars, the orange-handled scissors people, and they share a campus next to the Aalto University of the arts, on the outskirts of town.
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Our first stop upon arriving in Helsinki was the Arabia ceramics factory. The factory was founded in in 1873, but we learned that many of Finland's most famous tabletop brands — including Arabia, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, and Rorstrand — are now owned by Fiskars, the orange-handled scissors people, and they share a campus next to the Aalto University of the arts, on the outskirts of town.