Beige, rattan and sustainability – trends from Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

Yet again, Scandinavia’s largest design fair in Stockholm offered an abundance of ideas and inspiration for fans of Scandi style and Nordic design. Check out our roundup of trends for 2020 and get inspired! Read the story

Eero Aarnio’s warm and versatile Rattan collection

In the early 1960s, Eero Aarnio designed some curious rattan stools and a lounge chair. Now they are available again as part of the Eero Aarnio Originals collection. Read the story

The Audo – a holistic design experience in Copenhagen

The Audo is a hybrid space, which houses, in perfect harmony, a small boutique hotel, restaurant and the design brand Menu’s new headquarters and its concept store. The Audo is also a collaborative work and event space that provides an inspiring setting for the local creative community and design lovers visiting the city. Read the story

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020: See the most beautiful new products of the spring!

The interior design and furniture fair held in Stockholm in early February gathered the trendsetters of Nordic design under the same roof. The Finnish Design Shop team was there to check out the favorite brands’ new products for the spring – view our list of the most interesting designs! Read the story

Chrome is back — we picked 6 products that will add shine to your home decor

Brass has been trendy for some time, but timeless, easy-care chrome is also worth remembering. Shiny chrome and steel accents in decor and furniture look particularly fresh when combined with black. Read the story

The patina of time perfects a vintage Eames chair

Finnish interior architect Joanna Laajisto was charmed by the Eames office chair found from a Danish vintage shop. She ended up getting a second hand chair because of its its eco-friendliness and soft patina. Read the story

Design deliveries to 94 countries – the year 2019 at Finnish Design Shop

2019 was a year of intense growth, internationality and celebration for Finnish Design Shop. We sent design packages worldwide, all the way to Namibia, and celebrated our 15th anniversary with a special festive collection and a new marketplace for pre-owned design. Discover the stages of the anniversary year through six interesting figures! Read the story

Marimekko spring news 2020 – we picked 7 favorites

Marimekko’s new spring line features trendy shades of lilac and earthy, harmonious colors. The patterns are all about flower motifs, typical of the brand, including old favorites as well as three brand new patterns. The beloved Oiva collection is also expanding with some fascinating pieces. Check out our favorites from the new range! Read the story

In classic steps – Maija Rasila’s February favorites

Interior architect Maija Rasila describes her favorite products and styles in her ‘Favorites of the month’ column for Design Stories. This February, Maija is particularly inspired by the iconic products and interiors of Alvar and Aino Aalto. Read the story

Alvar Aalto’s legacy lives strong in Wolfsburg, Germany

Numerous buildings testify to Alvar Aalto’s intensive design activity outside of Finland. Of the six buildings which he completed in Germany, three are to be found in the city of Wolfsburg: the Alvar-Aalto-Kulturhaus and two churches, Heilig-Geist-Kirche and Stephanuskirche. Read the story