Same flowers in three different vases – which is your favourite?

“We all have our favorite flowers – and very often – our favorite vases. A pretty vase is much more than just a thing to put flowers in. It can be a great decoration on its own and depending on its size, color, style and material, it can give the same kind of flowers a whole different look,” says stylist and blogger Kasia Rutkowiak. Read the story

Philippe Malouin’s new Kuru collection for Iittala is designed for storing and displaying your belongings

Canadian-born designer Philippe Malouin was up for the challenge when Iittala asked him to create a product range for their Spring 2020 collection. The result is Kuru: a collection of bowls and vases designed for storing and displaying your most precious belongings. We interviewed Malouin about the collaboration and his design favorites. Read the story

Top 10: We listed the most popular design products of 2019

The bestselling products of 2019 include Finnish tableware collections, classic lamps and modern Danish design. We compiled a list of the most popular Finnish Design Shop products both in Finland and internationally. Is your favorite among the top ten? Read the story

Gift ideas for a more sustainable Christmas

Sustainability is good to keep in mind also at Christmas. Finnish Design Shop’s range includes objects crafted by local artisans, products made of ethically sourced materials as well as timeless classics, which will pass from mother to daughter. We collected some ideas for sustainable Christmas presents, including options suitable for any budget. Read the story

Raise a toast to equal design!

In Finland, design is like a good friend – easy to approach and an easy-going source of joy in everyday life. Finnish design is also curiously equal due to its unique history. Here, design is not intended as luxury for a limited élite but something for everyone to enjoy. Read the story

Form & Refine relies on the power of authenticity, origin and alpacas

Form & Refine is a fresh Danish design company that passes on the craft traditions of various countries in the spirit of Nordic design. The first product launches include alpaca products from Bolivia, ceramics from Portugal and wooden furniture from Denmark. Read the story

Muuto’s Stacked storage furniture can be stacked in an endless number of ways

Muuto’s popular series of shelving units, Stacked, was born of a desire to combine a unique design style with practicality. The infinitely adaptable storage system that also encourages creativity is the handiwork of architect and designer Julien de Smedt. Read the story

Iittala’s Virva lamp combines a sculptural form with ambient lighting

Iittala launched the Virva lamp, designed by Matti Klenell, in autumn 2019. Born as a collaboration between the Swedish designer and the Iittala glassworks, Virva adds a touch of Klenell’s soft playfulness to Iittala’s lighting range. Read the story

Iittala’s spring collection 2020 is all about nature

Iittala presented its new range for spring 2020 at the Amos Rex museum in Helsinki at the end of October. With the new range, Iittala urges us to flex our green thumb and let nature in. Read the story

Iittala x Magis Linnut: Toikka’s illuminating birds

Created in collaboration with Magis, Iittala and Oiva Toikka, the Linnut lighting collection combines Toikka’s beloved birds and Magis’ material know-how. The playful light sculptures are made of a new kind of plastic that acts like glass during production. Read the story