Made by Choice’s Kaski chair radiates rustic charm

Made by Choice's autumn 2020 novelty, the Kaski chair designed by Joanna Laajisto, draws on 19th-century rural Finland and the rugged aesthetics of the era. Read the story

Basta creates world-class design and smart furniture

The new design brand Basta combines high-quality design with state-of-the-art structural solutions. Basta’s artistic director is Dutch design icon Marcel Wanders, while the company’s management and product development are based in Finland. Read the story

Eco-friendly design: better packaging and recycled materials

Being eco-conscious is now more topical than ever. We picked the most interesting new inventions and collections from some of our favorite brands that strive to become even more environmentally friendly. Read the story

Design picks from Asia: the All Plastic Chair by Vitra

North European design has been on the rise in Asian countries for many years now. Design Stories set on a quest to find out why. We had the honor to chat with Asian creatives who shared with us their favorite pieces of European design. In this story, we meet creative directors Joy Loo and Khoo Kean Hu from the design agency WAFF. Read the story

The new home of Ferm Living

Ferm Living’s newly opened boutique and showroom, The Home of Ferm Living, is a place where anyone is welcome to get inspired and to feel at home. Read the story

Nordic design picks from Asia: the AJ floor lamp by Louis Poulsen

Scandinavian design has been on the rise in Asian countries for many years now. Design Stories set on a quest to find out why. We had the honor to chat with Asian creatives who shared with us their favorite pieces of Nordic design. In this story, we meet architectural designer Laura Phay. Read the story

Stylist Minna Jones shares her tips for a functional home office

Remote work is now more common than ever. With just small changes, you can add both comfortability and efficiency to your home office. Finnish interior stylist and long-time remote worker Minna Jones emphasizes the importance of a peaceful environment, lighting and ergonomics. Read the story

Stylist Kasia Rutkowiak shares her cozy #stayathome tips

Days at home can at times feel a little bit too much like the Groundhog Day and staying active might turn out to be quite the task. Give your home a fresh, exuberant vibe with blogger Kasia Rutkowiak's #stayathome tips and find a sweet silver lining in the days spent inside. Read the story

Nordic design picks from Asia: Bench 153B by Artek

Scandinavian design has been on the rise in Asian countries for many years now. Design Stories set on a quest to find out why. We had the honor to chat with Asian creatives who shared with us their favourite pieces of Nordic design. In this story, we meet Mikael Teh from the Monocot Studio. Read the story

Earnest Studio creates bold silhouettes and contemporary functionalism

Earnest Studio has in a short time created quite a buzz in the world of design with their distinctive designs for Muuto: the Kink vase and the Post lamp. Design Stories interviewed the multi-talent behind the coveted pieces, designer Rachel Griffin. Read the story

Georg Jensen’s Helix collection evokes a sense of timelessness

Georg Jensen is known for its sophisticated objects in steel and silver. The Danish company creates new designs while fostering traditional silversmithing skills. The latest addition to its range is the Helix collection by Bernadotte & Kylberg. Read the story

The Fem desk is the response of interior design agency Fyra to the challenges of working at home

Like many others, the employees of the interior architecture agency Fyra have moved to their home offices. Current social distancing measures inspired a solution for a more ergonomic home office: the Fem work desk is a smart workstation for sitting and standing. Read the story

Skagerak and BIG collaborate on indoor-outdoor furniture collection Lilium

Skagerak’s latest garden furniture collection Lilium was created in collaboration with architecture studio BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. The multifunctional, laid-back collection in teak combines BIG’s innovative architectural vision with Skagerak’s design philosophy characterized by sustainability and timelessness. Read the story

Top 6 picks by the lovely Cate St Hill: “It’s all about curating a home with less but better”

Being drawn to Scandinavian-inspired spaces and carefully curated pared-back interiors, London-based Cate St Hill chooses beautifully understated items from Finnish Design Shop. The six picks fit her design ethos of simple design as a backdrop for enhancing everyday life. Read the story

Bold forerunners and strong women: 8 inspiring female designers

At Finnish Design Shop, equality is at the heart of everything we do, every day. However, International Women’s Day offers a particularly good reason to celebrate fabulous female designers. We chose eight inspiring women full of uncompromising attitude, a distinctive style and a true passion for their work. Read the story

Eero Aarnio’s warm and versatile Rattan collection

In the early 1960s, Eero Aarnio designed some curious rattan stools and a lounge chair. Now they are available again as part of the Eero Aarnio Originals collection. Read the story