Birger Kaipiainen

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Birger Kaipiainen
Born Birger Johannes Kaipiainen
Pori, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Ceramist, Designer

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen (1 July 1915 – 18 July 1988) was a Finnish ceramist and designer. He is one of the most successful and well-known ceramic artists in Finland.[1]

Kaipiainen graduated from the Central School of Arts and Crafts of Helsinki. After that he went to work for Finnish ceramics company Arabia. Kaipiainen worked as a designer for Arabia over fifty years.[2]

A piece from Paratiisi (translated in English Paradise) tableware set which Kaipiainen designed in 1960's. Porcelain with fruit-and-flower ornamentation.[3]
Reliefs designed by Kaipiainen.


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