We handpicked six gift ideas from the selection of Finnish Design Shop, which will please anyone with a soft spot for both modern Nordic design and decorating with flora.
1. Artek's Riihitie plant pot
Aino Aalto designed the Riihitie planters for the family's Helsinki home already in the 1930s, but they look as modern as ever. Made by hand, the ceramic pots are ideally suited for indoor use and come in two designs and four versatile colors.
2. Skultuna's Pomme vase
Resembling an apple, Pomme comprises a small round glass vessel and a brass base that doubles as a tealight holder. The delightful vase is an excellent example of the beautiful metal objects of Skultuna, A Swedish design company that started as a brass foundry in 1607.
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3. Cozy Publishing's Green Home Book
Green Home Book by Riikka Kantinkoski and Susanna Vento makes a perfect addition to the bookshelf of both aspiring and seasoned green thumbs. The charming book does not just feature stylish green homes but also introduces more than fifty houseplants from trailing jade to elkhorn fern and gives advice on watering, fertilization, the amount of light and propagation.
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4. Iittala's Ruutu vase
Simple geometric shapes create a pleasing contrast to lush flora. Though the latter eventually wilts, the Ruutu vases designed by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec possess a timeless quality. The diamond-shaped glass objects in vibrant colors are made by Iittala's skilled glassblowers.
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Simple geometric shapes create a pleasing contrast to lush flora.
5. Gestalten's Evergreen book
Whether it's a flourishing indoor oasis, a verdant balcony or a garden with fragrant herbs you're longing for, the pages of Gestalten's Evergreen book offer an endless source of inspiration. The display-worthy book introduces an array of green spaces around the globe from a rooftop farm in Hong Kong to a succulent shop in California.
6. Menu's Well watering can
Menu's watering can in stainless steel serves not only as a vessel of H2O but also as a decorative object. Designed by Norwegian design duo Anderssen & Voll, Well will stand the test of time due to its material and paired-down yet elegant design.
Text: Laura Hallikainen Images: manufacturers