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

Art prints 101: Guide to buying fine art prints at Finnish Design Shop

In addition to top-notch design, Finnish Design Shop now also offers a handpicked selection of fine art prints. But what does that mean, exactly? Design Stories compiled a list of the things you should know when ordering art from the website. Read the story

Avotakka’s picks for the patio: “Outdoor furniture should be timeless and of high-quality”

In this column, Avotakka’s editorial staff present their favorite products and interior design solutions that have proved functional. Avotakka’s producer Anu Karttunen presents six multifunctional products for the garden and patio. Read the story

Nordic design in Asia: Bella Koh is drawn to organic forms and natural materials

Design Stories had the honor to meet Asian creatives who opened the doors to their homes and showcased some of their most beloved design items from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. In this home story, we caught up with Bella Koh, founder of the lifestyle brand Slowhouse. Read the story

Iittala’s new collection is called The Curious Mind of Oiva Toikka

Iittala’s new collection pays homage to the legendary Finnish designer and artist, Oiva Toikka, whose bold and joyful expression deviated from the strict, clean lines of Nordic design. Read the story

In the spotlight: Viccarbe's table campaign

Side tables by the Spanish brand Viccarbe enchant with sculptural shapes that suit the Nordic style. Situated in the intersection of art and design, the distinctly stylish Bamba, Giro and Trino tables are available at a 20% 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

Miguel Milá, the father of the Cesta lamp, trusts in a process of craftsmanship

May 2021 marks the 90th birthday of the Spanish designer, artisan and industrialist Miguel Milá, who has left his mark on the history of European design with his Cesta and Cestita lamps and many other delicately crafted pieces. Read the story