Update your home for spring with fresh textiles

The spring sun lightens the home, warms up gently, and induces to freshen up the decoration. The atmosphere of the home transforms easily with new and colorful curtains, pillows, and blankets. We put together textile favorites that invite spring to your home! Read the story

Medieval meets mid-century – Carin Bryggman’s work is visible everywhere in Turku Castle

Carin Bryggman established her own interior design office in Turku more than 70 years ago, as the first woman in Finland. Bryggman's skillfully designed interiors and mid-century furniture can still be seen here and there – particularly in the medieval Castle of Turku. Read the story

The most memorable spaces are decorated with the eyes closed

Hanna-Katariina Mononen starts as a new columnist at Design Stories. She ponders how we experience spaces with all senses – but only one sense is a time machine that everyone can use. Read the story

Avotakka’s picks for the hallway: “A smartly decorated hallway improves the quality of life”

In Design Stories’ new column, the editorial staff of the Finnish interior design magazine Avotakka will share their favorite products and interior design solutions that have proved functional in their own homes. Managing Editor Miia Kauhanen picked seven products for a functional hallway. Read the story

TOP 5 in February: The most inspiring new products

In February, Finnish Design Shop welcomed a fine selection of fresh arrivals from the likes of Marimekko, Finarte and the traditional Swedish furniture manufacturer Stolab. We picked the five most inspiring ones – take a look and find your favorite! Read the story

Finarte’s Atelier collection is an ode to everyday creativity

Finarte's spring 2021 novelties abound with delicious shades and interesting patterns. With the new Atelier collection, Finarte encourages creativity and finding your inner artist, one way or another. Read the story

The Zig Zag shelf by Studio deFORM was created to solve a real-life dilemma

Studio deFORM designed the flat-pack Zig Zag shelf inspired their own experiences of moving. The innovative shelf can be assembled in under a minute by simply stretching it into shape. Read the story

Timeless dining chairs that transform the area and bring people together

The well-designed dining chairs not only complete the dining space but also bring the loved ones together for the favorite meals, game nights, and unforgettable conversations. The right dining chairs combine functional features and charming aesthetics. Mix and match these popular chairs at your dining table! Read the story

A complete home makeover in Ullanlinna, Helsinki: “It began with choosing the right designer”

To Petri Ylivuori, the labyrinthine layout and poor condition of the old house did not pose a threat, but an opportunity to renovate a dream home for his growing family. The uncompromising goal was to create an aesthetic home that would also accommodate the everyday life with small children. Read the story

In the spotlight: Fredericia’s Mogensen 3171 bench campaign

High-quality materials and perfect proportions take the lead in Børge Mogensen's classic creations, including Fredericia's Mogensen 3171 bench – available at a 25% discount for a limited time only. Join us in discovering Finnish Design Shop’s frequently updated product campaigns, allowing you to save on long-term interior investments. Read the story

Arabia’s new Moomin mugs show Moominmamma and Fillyjonk doing their chores

Moominmamma and Fillyjonk have got renewed tableware sets for Arabia's Moomin Classics collection. In the illustrations, Moominmamma represents a relaxed attitude to life, while Fillyjonk keeps her life in order by neurotically cleaning her home. Read the story

Cornerstones of Nordic design – add a touch of Scandinavian atmosphere to your home

Nordic design and the fresh interior decoration style inspired by it are a source of delight around the world. We put together a few tips to help give a Scandinavian vibe to your home. Read the story

Mondo’s picks: 8 gems in Eastern Europe

Alpine landscapes in Serbia, a Black Sea cruise and the oldest city in Romania. Mondo’s editorial staff gathered less well-known Eastern European sites that are worth exploring when traveling is again possible. Read the story

Prep the plants for spring and pick the products for the indoor gardening

At this time of the year, plants are beginning to wake up from their winter dormancy and awaiting some extra care: it’s the best time to change the soils in pots and update the spring decoration. Water, light, fertilizer, and a hint of love make your plants flourish but caring for them also provides you a relaxing moment. See the tips and bring spring to your home! Read the story

Scandinavian feel in the Santorini sun – a peek into a luxury hotel by Kapsimalis Architects

Located on the Greek island of Santorini, the Saint Hotel proves that Nordic and Greek aesthetics have, in fact, quite many things in common. In Design Stories’ interview, Marianna Kapsimali from Kapsimalis Architects talks about the challenging project and the stunning end result, which is complemented by furniture supplied by Finnish Design Shop's Contract Sales. Read the story

Top 6 design picks by Fabian Lück: “I put a lot of emphasis on durable pieces”

Being drawn to natural, honest materials, German lifestyle blogger and content creator Fabian Lück chooses his six favorites from Finnish Design Shop. The beautifully timeless items could be incorporated into almost any interior. Read the story

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