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Iittala oy ab Arabia Factory

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What began as a glass factory in the small Finnish village of Iittala, now brags of being the leading company in modern Scandinavian design. Since 1881 the Iittala glassworks company has spread to include a variety of branches, among which its Arabia branch.

In 1873 Arabia's first factory buildings opened in northern Helsinki. The factories were intended for the manufacture of porcelain, earthenware, and other types of pottery.

The china crowd can appreciate the Iittala brand by touring the Arabia Centre in Helsinki. The tour includes watching the manufacturing process of porcelain. Guests can also visit the Iittala showroom and the Arabia museum and gallery.

The Arabia factory shop remains open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00PM until 8:00PM. If visitors want to go on the weekend, the shop is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM-4:00PM. For the more history curious, Iittala has an Arabia museum and gallery open Tuesday through Friday, 12:00PM-6:00PM. On Saturdays and Sundays the museum is open from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Admission costs 3 euros for an adult.

The Arabia Factory is located on Hämeentie 135a in Helsinki, Finland. Visitors can easily reach the center on public transportation by taking tramline 6 or buses 71 and 68 from the Main Railway Station.

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