Say hej to String System, a design icon from Sweden with (almost) no limits

The iconic String System shelf is the ideal piece of furniture for all spaces both in terms of form and function. Its refined components can be used to build exactly the kind of storage unit needed. The high-quality and durable shelves are still today manufactured in Sweden by String Furniture. Read the story

Before and after: How our interior designer created a remote workstation in a bedroom

Finnish Design Shop Studio created a stylish and functional workstation in the corner of a bedroom. See the fabulous result and be inspired by the interior designer’s furnishing choices! Read the story

Visiting the Artek factory in Turku – see how the iconic stool 60 is made!

Did you know that all bentwood furniture by Artek is made in Turku, Finland, which is also the home of Finnish Design Shop? Design Stories visited Artek’s a-factory to see how the 90-year-old stool 60 and other Artek classics are made. Join us for a tour! Read the story

Aalto stool 60 Kontrasti celebrates the ingenious construction of the classic L-leg

Artek’s three-legged Aalto stool, the iconic stool 60, turns 90 this year. Artek is marking the anniversary with special editions, the first of which underlines the innovative structure of the stool. Here comes stool 60 Kontrasti! Read the story

The modern Kori lamps designed by TAF Studio pay homage to Artek’s past

Artek and TAF Studio have continued their collaboration, resulting in an Aalto-inspired collection of luminaires. The key elements in the new Kori collection include baskets, eggs and recycled materials. Read the story

Crises also leave their mark on design, but how do challenging times shape it?

The major crises we have experienced lately have posed immense challenges to many design brands. For consumers, this new situation has meant higher prices and longer delivery times. We asked design professionals whether something good could come out of all the adversity. Read the story

Dictionary of Nordic design: Carl Hansen & Søn

Carl Hansen & Søn is probably best known for the CH24 chair designed by Hans J. Wegner, which also goes by the name Wishbone. Discover with us the history of the beloved brand and its iconic and poetic products, essential examples of Danish design. Read the story

Pop quiz: How well do you know the latest hit products in Finnish design?

Take the test and find out how well you know the latest and most interesting Finnish design products and manufacturers. Are you one of the design experts who gets 10 points? Read the story

Top chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Feast collection is all about the colorful joy of sharing

Serax’s Feast collection was designed to match the vast culinary world of Yotam Ottolenghi, a world-famous chef patron, food writer and Masterchef Australia guest judge. Just like the recipes of the award-winning chef, also the Feast collection is built on contrasting colors and multiple layers. Read the story

How red-hot glass transforms into iconic Finnish designs – visiting the Iittala glass factory

Established in the 19th century, the Iittala glass factory is the largest in the Nordics and the only one left in Finland. Design Stories got to take a tour of the glassworks to see how Aalto vases, Leimu lamps, and Ultima Thule glasses are made. Come along! Read the story

Dictionary of Nordic design: by Lassen

By Lassen is a Danish brand whose selection is based on the characteristic and strictly functional design of the celebrated architects and designers – and brothers – Mogens and Flemming Lassen. Let us introduce you to the timeless and insightful products of the Lassen brothers. Read the story

Dictionary of Nordic design: Artek

Artek is an iconic Finnish furniture manufacturer, best known for coveted classics such as the Aalto stool and the Beehive lamp. Humane values and an innovative attitude have made Artek a globally known brand, whose products carry on the legacy of its founders in an unforgettable way. Read the story

Nikari’s Biennale stool is made masterfully and meticulously

The elegant, tradition-inspired Biennale stool takes at least 12 weeks to make, requiring not only skill but also quite a lot of physical strength from Nikari’s cabinetmakers. Read on to find out how exactly the stool is made! Read the story

The legacy of Jean Prouvé lives on in Vitra’s re-editions

French designer Jean Prouvé was a multi-talented pioneer whose significance has only been realized in recent decades. Design Stories traveled to Prouvé's hometown of Nancy to meet his daughter Catherine, who is passionate about preserving her father's design legacy. Read the story

The winter 2022 Moomin mug features the athletic Mr. Brisk trying to get the Moomins into ice-skating

Moomin by Arabia’s seasonal tableware set for winter 2022 is called Winter Wonders. The pastel-hued illustration features not only the Moomin family but also the rare character Mr. Brisk, who tries to teach the Moomins how to ice-skate – with varying degrees of success. Read the story

FDB Møbler leads a new era in Danish modernism

FDB Møbler is following the path of the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society FDB as the country’s beloved furniture maker. With an aim to be Denmark's most responsible furniture manufacturer, the company is about to bring its entire collection under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. Read the story