How a December chair by Nikari became as good as new – carpenter Iivari Viilomaa’s tips for refurbishing a wooden chair and its leather upholstery

Refurbishing a wax-oiled wooden chair may sound difficult, but small-scale maintenance can even be carried out at home. Franckly wants to promote furniture repair and maintenance. We had the privilege of watching how a used December chair by Nikari became as good as new. Read the expert tips and check out the photos! Read the story

The new Saana ja Olli collection Rakkauden meri celebrates diving into the sea of love

Finnish design duo Saana ja Olli has launched a new home textile collection titled Rakkauden meri, “sea of love”. Made of natural hemp, the collection was inspired by the haphazard, unpredictable nature of love. Read the story

In the spotlight: Iittala’s lighting campaign

Iittala’s glorious glass lamps and lanterns rise to the occasion as winter evenings call for additional light. Now is your chance to enjoy 25% off selected Leimu, Putki, Virva and Lantern lighting designs. Join us in discovering Finnish Design Shop’s frequently updated product campaigns, allowing you to save on long-term interior investments. Read the story

Iittala celebrates the 70-year-old Teema series with new vintage-inspired colors

In 2022, Kaj Franck’s Teema collection will reach the respectable age of 70 years. To celebrate the occasion, Iittala will launch the classic tableware in new colors inspired by the original tableware from 1952. Read the story

In the spotlight: Brabantia’s Bo sorting campaign

With roots in a small Dutch village, Brabantia has transformed household chores across the world. Now is your chance to enjoy 20% off Bo Touch Bins, Pedal Bins and Laundry Bins by the sustainably-minded brand. Join us in discovering Finnish Design Shop’s frequently updated product campaigns, allowing you to save on long-term interior investments. Read the story

The Moomin x Skultuna collection – Moomins with a dash of gold

Swedish Skultuna has imbued the Moomin characters with a touch of elegance and luxury. The sought-after Moomin x Skultuna figurines are plated with genuine gold. Read the story

Marianne Huotari’s Väre pattern celebrates Finnish history and folklore

Marianne Huotari's stunning Väre pattern was created for the National Museum of Finland. The organically flowing print, depicting an ancient forest, is like a modern interpretation of the museum’s famous frescoes. Read the story

In the spotlight: Muuto’s Rime lighting campaign

Designed by Stockholm-based TAF Studio, Rime lights make an impression with their nature-inspired shape and texture. Now is your chance to take 20% off Muuto's Rime pendants 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

Woodio makes ecological bathroom fixtures out of wood composite

Woodio’s founder, Petro Lahtinen, accidentally invented an ecological material made by no one else in the world. At the moment, the waterproof wood composite is used to make bathroom fixtures, and it has the potential for a whole lot more. Read the story

Nikari’s July stool was inspired by nature

Designed by Nao Tamura, the July stool brings together timeless design and Nikari’s signature craftsmanship and respect for the environment. The beautiful wooden stool, which is well suited for use as a seat or side table, is unique and versatile. Read the story

Rand electric boats: a new generation of boating emerges from Denmark

As battery technology continues to evolve, zero-emission and silent electric speedboats are on their way to becoming mainstream. One of the pioneers in the field is the Danish company Rand, whose boats merge modern technology with timeless Scandinavian elegance. Read the story

COMPANY’s design explorers Aamu Song and Johan Olin

Aamu Song and Johan Olin of design studio COMPANY get to know and work with local artisans on their travels. The result is distinctive and warmly humorous products with influences from different parts of the world. Design Stories met the couple in their light-filled atelier in the artists' residence Lallukka in Helsinki. Read the story

In the spotlight: &Tradition's In Between furniture campaign

Designed by Sami Kallio for &Tradition, the In Between collection includes furniture honours Scandinavian heritage and woodworking. Skillfully crafted in oak, the dining tables and chairs are 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

Top 6 picks by Ruben Hughes: “A design classic will hold its meaning”

Art Director Ruben Hughes moved from New York to Copenhagen to enjoy the no-fuss Scandinavian lifestyle and work for local design and fashion brands. In this story, Ruben picks six inspiring and meaningful pieces from Finnish Design Shop’s selection. Read the story

Pop quiz: How well do you know Marimekko’s prints?

Known for its captivating pattern designs, Marimekko is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But how well do you remember the classics, new arrivals, and out-of-production prints? Take the quiz and find out! Read the story

Marimekko fall line 2021 celebrates coexistence with nature

In Marimekko's fall 2021 news, we'll see animal prints, annual rings, and some adorable residents of the whimsical Mari village. Check out our faves from the new collection! Read the story