George Nelson – a Renaissance genius of modern design

The architect George Nelson is known as a unique designer, as well as an insightful opinion-leader and visionary, who brought American design into the modernist era. In his design work, Nelson managed to create subdued beauty and have fun at the same time. Read the story

Arne Jacobsen – a master of streamlined aesthetic

Arne Jacobsen is best known to many by his chair designs and Louis Poulsen lamps. However, the Danish architect created not only iconic furniture and lighting but also buildings, textiles and interiors. Read the story

50 years of Paratiisi – Arabia celebrating Birger Kaipiainen's beloved tablewear

The 50th anniversary of the Paratiisi (Paradise) series is celebrated with new gift packaging. The series, launched in 1969, epitomizes ceramic artist Birger Kaipiainen's delicate and vibrant touch. Read the story

The Karuselli chair represented the dynamic design of its time

The Karuselli chair designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro has been a success in the design world already for over 50 years. How was this Finnish classic born? Read the story

The Golden Bell Savoy pendant by Alvar Aalto shows the passing of time

Artek's A330S pendant lamp, also as known as the Golden Bell, has been a part of the Restaurant Savoy in Helsinki since the very beginning. The Golden Bell Savoy, which develops a beautiful patina over time, has also become a favorite in contemporary interiors. Read the story

Menu’s Knitting Chair serves not only knitters, but also bookworms and smartphone users

Menu’s new release recreates Ib Kofod-Larsen’s Knitting Chair, which the Danish designer created almost 70 years ago specifically for knitting. Knitting Chair’s airy and sculptural appearance is also easy to combine with modern interiors and recreational habits. Read the story

Kaj Franck created truly timeless designs

In his work, Kaj Franck sought the beauty underneath the surface. The unembellished Teema tableware and Kartio tumblers are the delight of table settings even today. Read the story

Verner Panton – a boisterous pioneer

Verner Panton was an avant-gardist who captured the spirit of the 1960s in his products. The designer, known for his lamps and chairs, also designed interiors. Read the story

Louis Poulsen’s Radiohus pendant: the 1940’s design icon still lights up the day

Louis Poulsen’s Radiohus pendant represents the timeless character of Danish lighting design. The appearance of the 80-year-old pendant is just as timely today as it was when it was first brought to the market. Read the story

Aino Aalto – the strict functionalist

Aino Aalto brought the modern interior design ideals that she thought were practical to Finland. Read the story