Finnish Design Shop’s Black Friday campaigns: 8 exceptional offers in the spotlight

Late November is a time for joyous discoveries, as our design deals have arrived. Let us introduce you to eight enticing Black Friday finds, guaranteed to bring both delight and an elegant edge for years to come. Explore these hand-picked treasures and save up to 30%! Read the story

Made by Choice’s Kaski chair radiates rustic charm

Made by Choice's autumn 2020 novelty, the Kaski chair designed by Joanna Laajisto, draws on 19th-century rural Finland and the rugged aesthetics of the era. Read the story

Villa Nagu — a charming holiday home in the Turku archipelago

A 1970s home in the tranquil Turku archipelago stood empty for decades. Anna and Tuomas fell in love with Villa Nagu and brought life back to the building. They said goodbye to the yellowed wooden surfaces and gave the place a fresh new touch. Read the story

Mondo’s picks: 8 colorful cities

Incredibly blue Chefchaouen in Morocco. Striped houses on Costa Nova in Portugal. Mondo’s editors created a list of locations with colors that will enchant you, even on the couch at home. Read the story

For cocktail bar Bardem, design agency Fyra conjured up a speakeasy atmosphere with 1980s vibes

Intimate cocktail bar Bardem, led by Hans Välimäki and Arto Rastas, opened in central Helsinki in fall 2019. For the dim ambiance, inspiration has been drawn from the style of many different decades. Bardem was designed by Fyra, the award-winning Interior Architecture Agency of the Year 2020. Read the story

Decorate your home for the festive season – we chose 7 products that bring joy even after the holidays

Prepare your home for the festive season with timeless design classics. Candlesticks, vases and other simple decorations are adaptable to a wide range of uses and can be part of the interior all year round, if you wish. There is no need to put these items away when the festive season is over! Read the story

Lifestyle blogger Tommy Lei’s gift picks

Los Angeles-based blogger and influencer Tommy Lei is a fan of Scandinavian interior design, Alvar Aalto’s lighting and crisp, clean lines. Design Stories asked Lei to pick his favorite gift ideas from the Finnish Design Shop selection. Read the story

Basta creates world-class design and smart furniture

The new design brand Basta combines high-quality design with state-of-the-art structural solutions. Basta’s artistic director is Dutch design icon Marcel Wanders, while the company’s management and product development are based in Finland. Read the story

Peeta Peltola’s dream cabinet

A two-metre tall antique cabinet brings character and contrast to the home of Peeta Peltola, an entrepreneur in the creative field. The unique piece was a lucky find from an online flea market. Read the story

Singles’ Day: 8 gems for friends of unique design

It’s time to celebrate the uniqueness of each and every design enthusiast – and to mark the occasion, we’ve hand-picked an array of standout pieces that look their best on their own. Read the story

Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén jumped into the world of cosmetics – Nuori revolves around freshness

”I wanted to find a way to combine my business side and my creative side.” In Design Stories’ interview, Peter Bonnén talks about his career from the time before Muuto to his current job at Nuori, a cosmetic brand founded by his wife Jasmi Bonnén. Read the story

Iittala to bring back a rare Aalto vase in a limited edition

Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2021, Iittala will bring back a truly remarkable Aalto vase from the archives. Originally made in 1937, the vase is one of the rarest Aalto forms. Read the story

Matri brings Nordic design into the bedroom

Matri creates beds for good sleep and timeless decor items for bedrooms – and a design experience on top of it. Design Stories met with Matri’s creative director Elli Lehnhoff and found out where a good night’s sleep begins. Read the story

Antonia Hamberg’s gift picks

We asked our friends to select the best holiday gifts from Finnish Design Shop. First up in the series of seasonal stories is home gallerist Antonia Hamberg, whose picks are all about joy, coziness and well-being. Read the story

Heading into winter – Maija Rasila’s November favorites

Interior architect Maija Rasila talks about her favorite products and styles in Design Stories’ Favorites of the month column. In November, it's time to take the first steps towards winter and prepare your home for the cold season. Read the story

Secret treehouses in the middle of a Danish forest – The Treetop Hotel Løvtag

The Treetop Hotel was crafted by hand with high respect for the natural surroundings at the Als Odde peninsula in Denmark. Inspired by the diversity of Nordic nature, architect Sigurd Larsen shared his thoughts on the project with Design Stories – and revealed what it felt like to spend a night at the top of a tree. Read the story