Joensuun Meskari OY was founded by Kari Kuisma in 1994. The company is located in Ylämylly / Finland (Eastern Finland). The material was developed by Puugia, the Center for Wood Technology in Joensuu, and is manufactured by Kareline Oy Ltd. The manufacture of KUPILKA 21 was launched in 2001. All KUPILKA products except of the KUPILKA Cutlery were designed by managing director Kari Kuisma and well-known Finnish architect and designer Heikki Koivurova. The KUPILKA Cutlery was designed by Kari Kuisma.
KUPILKA means „little cup". The word KUPILKA stems from the Finnish word for cup which is "Kuppi". It also refers to a term used by Finnish people decades ago, when men and women warmed up their hands with their "Kuppilka" or "little cup" by drinking hot beverages during the rough Finnish winter.
We have launched our export activities in August2009. KUPILKA products are currently available in Finland, the Netherlands and Germany. Please contact us if you have trouble finding a store in your country or if you are interested in our Custom Engraving Services.
We wish you many adventurous days with KUPILKA!