Nine charming storage ideas that keep your home in order

The best storage furniture helps you organize every room while pleasing the eye as well. You can highlight your favorite treasures, hide things behind doors, or hang them casually. Discover a variety of functional storage pieces and find the perfect place for everything! Read the story

Pop quiz: Do you know these women in the world of design?

Equality is one of the cornerstones of Scandinavian design and, today, the proportion of women among design world influencers is greater than ever. But how well do you know women's achievements in the field of design? Take the quiz and see! Read the story

Influential women in Scandinavian design – spotlight on four pioneers

Aino Aalto, Nanna Ditzel, Greta Magnusson Grossman and Armi Ratia were pioneers in Scandinavian design and home interior design. The recognizable handprint and strong vision of these four designers are still a delight today. Read the story

Spring arrives to the bedroom – Maija Rasila’s March favorites

Finnish Design Shop’s interior architect, Maija Rasila, talks about her favorite products and styles in Design Stories' Favorites of the Month column. In March, she upgrades her bedroom décor for spring. Read the story

Finnish Design Shop supports UN Women Finland to advance equality

Finnish Design Shop's traditions for International Women's Day include a charity campaign to promote equality. This year, our donation will go to UN Women Finland, which works to ensure that women can make their voices heard all around the world. Read the story

Archive find from the 1930s brought Tove Kindt-Larsen's Grace chair to life

The sketches of the Grace armchair, designed by Tove Kindt-Larsen in the 1930s, remained hidden in her archives for more than 80 years before being brought to production by the Danish design brand Gubi. With the launch of the charming rattan chair, Gubi aims to restore Kindt-Larsen’s well-deserved position in design history. Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “What’s the difference between laminate and linoleum on Artek tables?”

One of the cornerstones of Finnish Design Shop’s success is the professional, friendly and customer-oriented customer service. Design Stories’ new column seeks answers to questions that puzzle design lovers around the world. Read the story

Update your home for spring with fresh textiles

The spring sun lightens the home, warms up gently, and induces to freshen up the decoration. The atmosphere of the home transforms easily with new and colorful curtains, pillows, and blankets. We put together textile favorites that invite spring to your home! Read the story

The most memorable spaces are decorated with the eyes closed

Hanna-Katariina Mononen starts as a new columnist at Design Stories. She ponders how we experience spaces with all senses – but only one sense is a time machine that everyone can use. Read the story

Medieval meets mid-century – Carin Bryggman’s work is visible everywhere in Turku Castle

Carin Bryggman established her own interior design office in Turku more than 70 years ago, as the first woman in Finland. Bryggman's skillfully designed interiors and mid-century furniture can still be seen here and there – particularly in the medieval Castle of Turku. Read the story

Avotakka’s picks for the hallway: “A smartly decorated hallway improves the quality of life”

In Design Stories’ new column, the editorial staff of the Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka will share their favorite products and interior design solutions that have proved functional in their own homes. Managing Editor Miia Kauhanen picked seven products for a functional hallway. Read the story

TOP 5 in February: The most inspiring new products

In February, Finnish Design Shop welcomed a fine selection of fresh arrivals from the likes of Marimekko, Finarte and the traditional Swedish furniture manufacturer Stolab. We picked the five most inspiring ones – take a look and find your favorite! Read the story

The Zig Zag shelf by Studio deFORM was created to solve a real-life dilemma

Studio deFORM designed the flat-pack Zig Zag shelf inspired their own experiences of moving. The innovative shelf can be assembled in under a minute by simply stretching it into shape. Read the story

Finarte’s Atelier collection is an ode to everyday creativity

Finarte's spring 2021 novelties abound with delicious shades and interesting patterns. With the new Atelier collection, Finarte encourages creativity and finding your inner artist, one way or another. Read the story

Timeless dining chairs that transform the area and bring people together

The well-designed dining chairs not only complete the dining space but also bring the loved ones together for the favorite meals, game nights, and unforgettable conversations. The right dining chairs combine functional features and charming aesthetics. Mix and match these popular chairs at your dining table! Read the story

A complete home makeover in Ullanlinna, Helsinki: “It began with choosing the right designer”

To Petri Ylivuori, the labyrinthine layout and poor condition of the old house did not pose a threat, but an opportunity to renovate a dream home for his growing family. The uncompromising goal was to create an aesthetic home that would also accommodate the everyday life with small children. Read the story

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