Lundia’s classic bookshelf combines Finnish pine and rattan

The bookshelves made by Finnish Lundia still have the same structure as seventy-three years ago, but their look and feel are quite modern. We talked about ecological and modifiable furniture with Lundia’s Chief Operating Officer Karri Koskelo. Read the story

The Finnish Glass Museum’s summer exhibition The Miracle of Milan presents Finnish design’s journey to the top of the world

The mid-20th century Milan Triennials in Italy have influenced Finnish design more than you might think. The treasures of the industrial art success story are on display in the Finnish Glass Museum's summer exhibition in Riihimäki. Read the story

Hanna Anonen is Young Designer of the Year 2021

Known for her colourful and playful products, Hanna Anonen has received the Young Designer of the Year prize in 2021. Thanks to her strong identity as a designer, Anonen is paving the way for other young designers, states the prize jury. Read the story

Cheerful colors and fascinating spring novelties – Maija Rasila’s May 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 May, she finds combinations of bright pastel colors and neutral shades particularly attractive. Read the story

FDS Influencer Awards’ Community Favourite, Arvin Olano: “I owe it all to my audience”

When it comes to bringing interior design enthusiasts together, Arvin Olano knows a thing or two – proven by the recent Community Favourite title in Finnish Design Shop's FDS Influencer Awards. Based in Nevada, United States, Arvin reflected on the importance of togetherness with Design Stories. Read the story

Monocle magazine awarded Nikari’s Jenni Roininen as Designer of the Year

Jenni Roininen, who works as Nikari’s creative director, has won the Designer of the Year award at Monocle magazine’s Design Awards 2021. We interviewed Roininen to hear her thoughts fresh after the win. Read the story

Design quiz: How well do you know Iittala's iconic glasses?

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Iittala glassworks. To celebrate the occasion, we compiled questions about Iittala's glasses from different decades. Take the quiz and see how well you know the iconic designs! Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “Are spare parts available for the Amp lamp?”

If your design lamp’s glass shade gets broken, don’t hesitate to ask our Customer Service if a spare part is available – they often are! Design Stories’ new column seeks answers to questions that puzzle design lovers around the world. Read the story

9 sunny textile picks for home and summer cottage

Decorate your home summer-ready with the most beautiful textiles of the season! A colorful decorative pillow, a light blanket, or fresh bathroom textiles are a quick way to create a cheery atmosphere. We put together nine textile tips that brighten up every room. Read the story

Gardens and other things

“When my father turned 70, my present to him was an apple tree sapling. Twelve years have passed now, and the sapling is gradually beginning to look like a tree. They say all good things are worth waiting for. I feel like I’m only now beginning to grasp what that really means,” says Design Stories’ columnist Hanna-Katariina Mononen. Read the story

TOP 5 in April: The most inspiring new products

Finnish Design Shop's April arrivals featured a mix of classics and fresh new designs. We picked five that we think are the most swoon-worthy – take a look and get inspired! Read the story

Vaarnii prefers designing discussion pieces to playing it safe

Vaarnii is a new design brand that manufactures furniture from Finnish wood. We met with the founders, Antti Hirvonen and Miklu Silvanto, whose long journey to founding their own company has granted them a lot of perspective along the way. Vaarnii is staunchly Finnish, but what does being Finnish actually mean? Read the story

Avotakka’s picks for a summer home: “I want practical to also be beautiful at the summer cottage”

In this column, Avotakka’s editorial staff present their favorite products and interior design solutions that have proved functional. Art Director Elina Henttonen selected seven small yet versatile products that fit in her tiny, 12-square-meter summer cottage and on its terrace. Read the story

Photographer Kaisu Kaplin: “Art makes our home our own”

In Kaisu Kaplin's home, art brings color to the Scandinavian interior. The works of art have been carefully selected and have found their place with time. Kaplin tells Design Stories about her art collection and gives tips on how to acquire art. Read the story

Design for the pleasure of summer grillers – serve eye-catching food with splendid colors and shapes

Whether you are a passionate griller or the occasional campfire chef, summer food is a delight to prepare and serve in style with quality barbecue equipment. We have chosen some excellent items from the Finnish Design Shop selection. Read the story

Mette Hay on curating HAY Accessories: “Most of it is instinct”

HAY co-founder Mette Hay is the creative director of HAY Accessories and responsible for curating the accessory selection with her team. In Design Stories’ interview, she talks about the aspects that make the task challenging and the ones that make it so rewarding – and also reveals her current favorite HAY product. Read the story

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