The Karuselli chair was a long-time dream for Lauri Kähkönen

In the home of Lauri Kähkönen, creative director of restaurants Grön and Way, all the objects are meant to be used. In Yrjö Kukkapuro’s Karuselli chair, even everyday life feels festive. Read the story

Functionalist Hotel Vaakuna from the 1950s is filled with original lamps by Paavo Tynell

At Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, right in the center of Helsinki, you can travel back in time to the 1950s. Established in 1952 and recently renovated, this famous Finnish hotel features lighting by Paavo Tynell, creating a romantic atmosphere inside the functionalist building. Read the story

Classic chairs by Alvar Aalto chosen for the interior of the Bob W apartment hotel

In the early 1930s, Alvar Aalto designed several chairs made of bentwood and plywood. The Bob W apartment hotel, to be opened in Helsinki in spring 2021, will feature these Aalto classics made by Artek. Bob W acquired the chairs second-hand – in the spirit of circular economy – through Franckly. Read the story

Artek’s 69 chairs ended up in Tero Kuitunen’s home by pure luck

Designer Tero Kuitunen appreciates the beautiful patina and classical design heritage of his Alvar Aalto vintage chairs. He found two of them at a stationery shop at his campus and one in front of a store in downtown Helsinki. Read the story

Influential women in Scandinavian design – spotlight on four pioneers

Aino Aalto, Nanna Ditzel, Greta Magnusson Grossman and Armi Ratia were pioneers in Scandinavian design and home interior design. The recognizable handprint and strong vision of these four designers are still a delight today. Read the story

Archive find from the 1930s brought Tove Kindt-Larsen's Grace chair to life

The sketches of the Grace armchair, designed by Tove Kindt-Larsen in the 1930s, remained hidden in her archives for more than 80 years before being brought to production by the Danish design brand Gubi. With the launch of the charming rattan chair, Gubi aims to restore Kindt-Larsen’s well-deserved position in design history. 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

Harry Bertoia’s iconic Diamond Chair is Elisa Koskinen’s lunch-hour find

When vintage-loving Elisa Koskinen saw Knoll’s Diamond Chair in a second-hand shop, she knew immediately that the classic would come home with her. Read the story

Design duo Saana ja Olli’s sofa is clad in Vuokko’s Hedelmä fabric

One of Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen’s favorite finds is an architect-made corner sofa that is upholstered with a fabric designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi. Read the story

Paavo Tynell’s lamps can be found in surprising places – take a look at these 3 stunning sites

“There are still some locations in Finland where you can marvel at what is left of Tynell’s original lighting,” says Ville Linna, who recently published a book about renowned Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell. Explore with us three unique places where you can enjoy Tynell’s lighting in its original settings. Read the story

Arabia’s Peppi cups bring joy to Matti Pikkujämsä

Illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä fuels his creativity with coffee from delightful cups designed by Gunvor-Olin Grönqvist in the 1960s. 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

The Kuksa glass by Tapio Wirkkala is Hanna-Katariina Mononen’s favorite object

The alluring glass design forces writer and stylist Hanna-Katariina Mononen to pause and focus on mundane moments and appreciate them in a different way. Read the story

Artek’s Y61 stool is the apple of Pinja Forsman’s eye

Interior design stylist Pinja Forsman prefers to buy her furniture second-hand and especially likes the timeless design language of Artek. Discover how the rattan stool of her dreams, designed by Alvar Aalto, finally found its way to her home. Read the story

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni: Humor in the shape of light

Italian brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni became, in a very short time, lead characters of Italian design in the 1960s. Humor combined with a desire to bring material and technological innovations in the lighting design field made the Castiglioni brothers, known for example for the Gatto and Snoopy lamps, legends in the world of design. Read the story

Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall is a work of art down to the finest detail

Known as Alvar Aalto's masterpiece, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland is an intoxicating ensemble of Aalto's detailed imprint and timeless elegance. Let Franckly's lifestyle images shot at Finlandia Hall offer you inspiration. Read the story