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Introducing: Fritz Hansen

Attention, design lovers! Your wait is over: these cherished pieces from Fritz Hansen have just landed in Finnish Design Shop. Experience the beauty of Scandinavian design with their classic furniture, adding timeless elegance to every corner of your home. Read the story

The Knot cushions by Design House Stockholm tie together whimsy and tactility

In the universe of design, accidental discoveries sometimes lead to the most innovative creations. One such story is that of the Knot cushion, which has evolved from a teddy bear project to a sought-after design piece. Read the story

The building blocks of storage: TAF Studio’s Relief collection joins the String family

TAF Studio’s Gabriella Lenke and Mattias Ståhlbom designed the minimalist and versatile Relief storage system for the Swedish brand String Furniture. The design duo aimed to create a foundational piece as versatile and essential as a white T-shirt – always practical, always combinable. Read the story

Firmly on the ground: Vaarnii’s Peace outdoor lounge chair by Faye Toogood exudes strength and serenity

Vaarnii’s latest release, the 015 Peace outdoor lounge chair, is crafted with the northern climates in mind. It’s the perfect piece to welcome the early rays of spring sun, even as the final patches of snow still linger in the ground. Dive into the interview with British designer Faye Toogood to discover the inspiration behind the Peace series. Read the story

Exploring &Tradition: How Danish design classics meet modern innovation

Dive into the world of &Tradition, where Danish design heritage and innovative modern pieces merge beautifully. Discover the story and favorite products of &Tradition with us – and remember to visit the brand’s showroom next time you’re in Copenhagen! Read the story

Kwangho Lee’s Hunk lounge chair and Glyph side table extend a warm invitation

South Korean artist Kwangho Lee doesn’t shy away from making a statement. The substantial Hunk lounge chair and the convention-defying Glyph side table introduce a fusion of playful whimsy and grand visionary flair to the collection of the Swedish brand Hem. Read the story

Before and after: Stunning bedroom transformation – check out the photos!

A small basic bedroom got a luxurious hotel-style look when Finnish Design Shop’s interior designer updated the space with furniture and textiles. Read the story

Easing back into work: 7 tips for maximizing home office comfort

As the holiday season winds down, it’s like turning the page to a new chapter. Some embrace it with outright joy, while others, well, maybe a tad more reservedly. But we can all agree on one thing: a thoughtfully set up workspace provides a gentle, refreshing boost as we ease back into the work groove. Read the story

Paavo Tynell’s coveted lamp classics come to life in GUBI’s new collection

In 2018, GUBI unveiled its first collection of iconic Finnish designer Paavo Tynell's lighting designs in Milan. Now, the Danish brand is launching a total of ten new Tynell lamps, including a fairy-tale-like special edition of the 9602 floor lamp. Read the story

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