Design Stories is the online publication of Finnish Design Shop.

Strong roots

The home of Finnish designer Katriina Nuutinen in Joensuu reflects a chain of traditions. Self-designed lighting fixtures and vases meet grandma’s rug and great flea market finds. Read the story

Blogger Annika Meder-Liikanen: My best Christmas gift ideas

Blogger Annika Meder-Liikanen lives with her family in the center of Helsinki, and decorates both their city apartment and summer place in her impeccable style. Annika picked a few design classics for Christmas from Finnish Design Shop. Read the story

Material mix with memories

Paper Collective's Morten Kaaber and Lill Bersang love to decorate with different materials in a light, Nordic setting. The mix provides a personalized, long-lasting style and creates a fun base for their family life. Read the story

Kyrö Distillery's co-founder Mikko Koskinen: My best Christmas gift ideas

We asked our friends to list the best Christmas gifts from the Finnish Design Shop selection. Mikko Koskinen, who is responsible for the branding and marketing of the Kyrö Distillery Company, included gifts especially suitable for drink lovers in his choices. Read the story

Carina Seth Andersson: My best Christmas gift ideas

We at Design Stories are already looking forward to Christmas and asked our friends to share their best gift ideas from the Finnish Design Shop selection. First in the series of articles, which will continue until Christmas, is Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson. Read the story

Waves of design

Inke and Jan Ketonen have picked up ideas from around the world, invested in classics and started nurturing plants. Gradually, they have developed a common style. Read the story

Ultima Thule and the feel of material

Tapio Wirkkala’s glassware line, Ultima Thule, took its shape from Nordic nature. Read the story

9 tips for home lighting

Well-designed lighting helps make a home more comfortable. Read our tips on how to design lighting for different spaces and how to choose the right kind of lamp! Read the story

Ten years of Klaus Haapaniemi's Taika

The Taika dishware set from Iittala is turning ten years old. In honor of the celebration, the set will be expanded with collector’s mugs, available until the end of 2017. Read the story

The most beautiful house on the island

The modern summer villa in the Stockholm archipelago has been designed with nature in mind. Read the story