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

Annaleena Hämäläinen: “I love the life and patina that vintage lamps radiate”

Hakola's creative director Annaleena Hämäläinen prefers to buy vintage lamps. Several Bumling lamps by Ateljé Lyktan can be found in her home. Read the story

Sami Ruotsalainen was charmed by the gentle gaze of a walrus

Design aficionados share their most beloved vintage treasures in a new series of articles produced by Franckly. Sami Ruotsalainen, a designer at Marimekko, fell in love with a ceramic walrus by Arabia. Read the story

The Domus chair – from a multipurpose dorm chair to a design favorite

Ilmari Tapiovaara designed the Domus chair in 1946 as a reading chair for a student housing complex in Helsinki. The beautiful, ergonomic wooden chair has since become one of the most loved – and desired – icons of Finnish design. Read the story

Iisa Pajula’s design treasure is a set of rice porcelain tableware by Arabia

Design aficionados share their most beloved vintage treasures in a new series of articles produced by Franckly. Next up is singer Iisa Pajula. On special occasions, she serves coffee from rice porcelain tableware by the Finnish brand Arabia. The cherished coffee set dates back nearly 50 years. Read the story

Mikko Puotila’s all-time favorite chair

Design aficionados share their most beloved vintage treasures in a new series of articles produced by Franckly. Mikko Puotila, Managing Direc… Read the story

George Nelson – a Renaissance genius of modern design

The architect George Nelson is known as a unique designer, as well as an insightful opinion-leader and visionary, who brought American design into the modernist era. In his design work, Nelson managed to create subdued beauty and have fun at the same time. Read the story

Arne Jacobsen – a master of streamlined aesthetic

Arne Jacobsen is best known to many by his chair designs and Louis Poulsen lamps. However, the Danish architect created not only iconic furniture and lighting but also buildings, textiles and interiors. Read the story

50 years of Paratiisi – Arabia celebrating Birger Kaipiainen's beloved tablewear

The 50th anniversary of the Paratiisi (Paradise) series is celebrated with new gift packaging. The series, launched in 1969, epitomizes ceramic artist Birger Kaipiainen's delicate and vibrant touch. Read the story

The Karuselli chair represented the dynamic design of its time

The Karuselli chair designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro has been a success in the design world already for over 50 years. How was this Finnish classic born? Read the story