Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén jumped into the world of cosmetics – Nuori revolves around freshness

”I wanted to find a way to combine my business side and my creative side.” In Design Stories’ interview, Peter Bonnén talks about his career from the time before Muuto to his current job at Nuori, a cosmetic brand founded by his wife Jasmi Bonnén. Read the story

Matri brings Nordic design into the bedroom

Matri creates beds for good sleep and timeless decor items for bedrooms – and a design experience on top of it. Design Stories met with Matri’s creative director Elli Lehnhoff and found out where a good night’s sleep begins. Read the story

Studio Tolvanen’s modern bird feeder Bird Silo invites feathered friends to the garden

The Bird Silo, designed by Studio Tolvanen for their new brand Pidät, got its distinctive conical shape from an old grain silo. In Design Stories’ interview, designers and keen bird watchers Julie and Mika Tolvanen share their story about the new bird feeder and the Pidät brand. Read the story

Lunar pendant by Johanna Hartikainen depicts the phases of the moon

Designer Johanna Hartikainen's Lunar luminaire is one of Woud's fall novelties. The sculptural pendant lamp is inspired by natural phenomena – and especially the night sky. Read the story

Fatboy brings a pop of color to uncertain times

Few brands are as cheerful and undeniably positive as Fatboy. Design Stories met with the brand's Creative Director Pauline Barendregt to talk about Fatboy's colorful essence, her favorite projects and one of the most surprising design collaborations of the year. Read the story

Nikari and Woodnotes join forces

Two Finnish veterans of the design industry, Nikari, known for its solid wood furniture, and Woodnotes, known for its paper yarn carpets and furniture, will begin collaborating. We asked Johanna Vuorio of Nikari and Mikko Puotila of Woodnotes what was behind this surprise announcement. Read the story

Hem’s Petrus Palmér: “We want to work with next generation icons”

Swedish design brand Hem wants to work with designers that are on their own trajectory. We talked with Hem’s Petrus Palmér on the secrets of successful collaboration and creating products that make a mark in history. Read the story

TAF Studio’s Museum side table keeps your belongings on a pedestal

Designed for String Furniture by the Swedish TAF Studio, the Museum shelf has got company from a matching side table that, like the shelf, can be used for a variety of purposes. Find out how TAF Studio’s Mattias Ståhlblom and Gabriella Gustafson would use the new table! Read the story

Verso Design combines natural materials and clean shapes

Finnish Verso Design manufactures wooden baskets that even the Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo recommends to her customers. Verso Design’s timeless interior design products are innovated by a team of three female designers: Kirsikka Savonen, Tuttu Sillanpää, and Tuuli Burman – a mother and her two daughters. Read the story

The Pleat pitcher by Omayra Maymó was born from an ambitious research project

In her master's project, designer Omayra Maymó collaborated with Danish brand New Works to find ways of bringing individuality and character to industrial production. We interviewed the Spanish designer to learn more about the demanding undertaking and the Pleat pitcher that resulted from it. Read the story

Together but separately – Dejlig, Ratia Stories and Studio Elisa Manninen enjoy working in a shared space

Three Finnish interior design studios have settled at one table in an office in Ullanlinna, Helsinki. In this interview, Tiina Hautala, Laura Ratia and Elisa Manninen tell us what it is like to share a workspace with competing professionals. We can already reveal that in fact, there is no competition at all. Read the story

David Geckeler creates contemporary pieces deeply rooted in Scandinavian traditions

Designer David Geckeler is known for his detail-oriented approach and his love for the Scandinavian design heritage. Muuto's acclaimed Nerd chair created by Geckeler has swiftly reached the status of a coveted modern classic. Design Stories sat down with David Geckeler to find out more about his inspiring work. Read the story

Mifuko’s baskets combine Finnish design and Kenyan craftsmanship

Finnish design expertise has brought Kenyan baskets to homes all around the world. Mifuko’s Kiondo baskets maintain local handicraft traditions and provide small-scale farmers with additional income. The founders of the company, Mari Martikainen and Minna Impiö, want to change the world with design at the forefront. Read the story

Tonfisk Design’s Brian Keaney combines unique form with function: “I wanted to create a mug my dad would use”

The ceramic teaware collection Warm was Brian Keaney's final work at the university, and also the key to success for Tonfisk Design. In Design Stories' interview, Keaney delves into the 20-year history and future plans of the award-winning Finnish design company. Read the story

Lumitiikeri enchants at the Tuusula Housing Fair with its harmonious atmosphere

Laura Seppänen designed an interior for the Lumitiikeri house at the 2020 Housing Fair, which stands the test of time and soothes with its minimalism. She struck a common chord with the future owners of the residence right from the start. Read the story

Jonas Lutz’ Leaf shelves are the result of experimentation

Finnish-born Jonas Lutz is the designer behind Form & Refine’s Leaf shelves made from wood offcuts. As is often the case for the Rotterdam-based designer’s works, the shelves were created by experimenting and testing new things. Read the story