The blue colour is a Scandi favourite! Perhaps because the Nordic nature holds so much blue: we’ve got the cold harsh Baltic Sea, the deep cool lakes of the north, the grim autumn sky…and the blueberries. Yes, it must be the blueberries!
The Scandi blue has a special cobalt blue quality and it is a classic on porcelain. It is not romantic or sweet. Just plain graphic and form.
Adam, by Swedish Stig Lindberg (1916–1982] was designed in 1959, which is evident when you think about the neat, straight form and pattern. Originally in production 1959–1974, relaunched in 2005 by Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik. Photo copyright Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik.
Travelling Finnair you’d be served in Marimekko branded cups.The pattern Koppelo by Maija Isola was applicated on new table ware designed by Sami Routsalainen (2014). Photo copyright Siskohouko.
Tuokio is a contemporary interpretation of the blue dot. Designed in 2011 by Finnish designer duo Helorinne & Kallio for Arabia. The porcelain form is designed by Heikki Orvala (1996). Photo copyright Hokuohkurashi.com