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Finel (Finland)

Finel was a brand under which Wärtsilä and Järvenpää Emali created enamel kitchenware and tableware items from as early as the 1950s.

Well known Finnish designers such as Antti Nurmesniemi (1927-2003), Heikki Orvola (1943-) and Kaj Franck (1911-89) designed practical, durable and beautiful pieces by applying a strong glass like cover to cast iron goods.

Respected illustrators Raija Uosikkinen (1923-2004) and Esteri Tomula (1920-98) designed patterns for the enamelled products produced for the company – patterns such as Ritari (Knight), Punahilkka (Red Riding Hood), Vegeta and Neptune were some of their well-known illustrations.

The company and its subsidiary Arabia were sold in 1981 to Hackman and then again to Iittala in 2007.