Professor Birger Kaipiainen (1915-88) was one of Finland's best-known ceramic artists. He spent most of his 50-year career creating unique art ceramics in Arabia's art department. Kaipiainen's colour-saturated, lush yet refined art inspired his contemporaries to call him the prince of ceramics and the king of decorators. Kaipiainen received the honorary title of Professor in 1977. Today, his original designs are highly valuable and collectible.