For designer Fredrik Paulsen, pine is the mightiest of materials

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Martta Wendelin Day Care Centre is the winner of 2023 Finlandia Prize for Architecture

The winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2023 is The Martta Wendelin Day Care Centre designed by architect studio AFKS Arkkitehdit. Read the jury's remarks and the winner's fresh comments on Design Stories! Read the story

TOP 5: Your cozy autumn nest – the most inspiring new products of the month

September graced us with an unusually warmth this year but left no room for doubt – summer is now definitely over. Discover Finnish Design Shop’s latest arrivals for the month and get ready to build your very own autumn nest from where you can enjoy the rain’s rhythm, dimming evenings, and fall colors. Read the story

César Manrique: The visionary artist who transformed Lanzarote

César Manrique left an indelible mark on Lanzarote, blending art, nature, and community. Explore his life, works like Jameos del Agua and Mirador del Río, and his enduring legacy. Read the story

What’s new: Pedestal

Is your living room yearning for a little autumn boost? Finnish Design Shop introduces Pedestal, the Danish design brand known for its exquisite TV stands that upgrade your entertainment oasis to a whole new level. Get ready to sink into your sofa and enjoy the view! Read the story

Vitra relaunches the fabric-upholstered Eames Lounge Chair – the iconic armchair is as practical as it is luxurious

The classic Eames Lounge Chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames to improve on something that already existed. The same kind of thinking still prevails at Vitra, which is now relaunching the fabric-upholstered version of the Lounge Chair. Slightly less-well known than the chair, the story behind it began already in the late 1950s. Read the story

Finnish Design Shop’s Autumn Sale has started – light up the season with 9 charming luminaires

Ready to light up your autumn? Finnish Design Shop’s Autumn Sale is full of luminous wonders, whether you're into charming classics, elegant eye-catchers, or modern multi-taskers. Design Stories has curated nine radiant luminaires to chase away that autumn dusk – check out our choices and pick up your own favorites! Read the story

Column: On a coffee break

“There are no rules, the Finnish coffee culture is very liberal – as long as you drink coffee,” says Design Stories columnist Hanna-Katariina Mononen when commenting on Finns’ habit of building their days around steaming cups of joe. Read the story

Modular magic: 7 custom storage solutions to love

Modular storage systems are a home’s best friend. They optimize space, adapt to changing needs over time, and conveniently move from one part of the home to another. Could one of these seven Nordic favorite series solve your storage challenges? Read the story

For designer Fredrik Paulsen, pine is the mightiest of materials

Swedish designer Fredrik Paulsen and Finnish furniture manufacturer Vaarnii share not only a similar set of values but also an enduring love for pine. In Design Stories’ interview, the DIY and counterculture advocate talks about his journey into the world of design and his new 001 stool for Vaarnii. Read the story

The Product Sustainability Framework is here – say hello to your new sustainability tool!

Meet the Product Sustainability Framework, a pioneering set of sustainability criteria that aims to establish new standards for the entire design industry. Join us in exploring the brand-new sustainability tool and discovering what design professionals have to say about it. Read the story

Before and after: Stunning bedroom transformation – check out the photos!

A small basic bedroom got a luxurious hotel-style look when Finnish Design Shop’s interior designer updated the space with furniture and textiles. Read the story

Home renovation in the style of the 1960s – now the residents have the luxury of a patio yard of their own!

Sometimes the best ideas come in the middle of the night and out of the blue. Photographer Outi Aalto’s clever idea to move the old kitchen to the rental apartment upstairs set the ball rolling on the renovation of the kitchen. In the renovation, the 1960s home even got a patio yard. Read the story

TOP 5: Heart of the home – the most inspiring new products of the month

With the fading whispers of August’s winds, the long-awaited embrace of autumn is upon us. Curated especially to the dimming days, Finnish Design Shop's latest arrivals will refresh kitchens but delight in other rooms of the home as well. Explore our handpicked favorites and get ready to give a warm welcome to the season ahead! Read the story

Helsinki Design Week’s Anni Korkman: “It’s time to bring new perspectives to the story”

Anni Korkman, the Program Director of Helsinki Design Week, sees the sustainability shift in the design industry as an opportunity to challenge our notions of beauty. She also hopes to create space for a more diverse group of creators. See what events Anni Korkman recommends from the 2023 program – and how Finnish Design Shop is involved! Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “Can I order a lower version of an Artek table?”

Artek’s product selection includes several classics of Finnish design, such as Alvar and Aino Aalto’s furniture and lamps. Our customer service is there for you when you want to know more about Artek’s products, have questions about the material options – or just want to order a new set of wheels for your Aalto tea trolley! Read the story

Renovation turned a dark and dreary house into a cozy and spacious home for a family with children

Now that the extensive renovation project is almost complete, the atrium house built in the 1970s no longer resembles a haunted house but provides an attractive home for a family with children. The goal was to restore the original atmosphere of the brick house. Read the story

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