Finnish Design Shop’s showroom & shop in autumn mood: New fall arrivals and season’s loveliest interior ideas

Shades of deep blue, honey, and natural oak boast the new fall exhibition at Finnish Design Shop’s showroom & shop. Showroom Manager and interior architect Maija Rasila presents the highlights of the exhibition.

Nikari Centenniale coffee table, oiled oak
Muuto’s deep blue Connect Soft sofa and Nikari’s oak-wood Centenniale coffee table welcome visitors to the fall exhibition.

“AUTUMN SIGNIFIES a new beginning for many, with almost as many symbolic meanings as the New Year. The season has changed, everyday life has begun, and life may have turned slightly inward: it’s time to relax, spend cozy moments at home, and prepare for the darkest time of the year.

Autumn is also a season of new beginnings in interior design: many brands launch new products and interpretations of upcoming trends. And, we can’t help but look ahead to the approaching holiday season. After summer, as life shifts back indoors, home purchases become relevant in a whole new way.

We’re more than happy to assist with interior choices, whether it’s a new sofa set or cozy textiles to add warmth – or anything in between. Our Showroom & shop in Turku currently showcases an exhibition inspired by the loveliest new fall arrivals and an ever-expanding selection of home accessories for the upcoming holiday season.

Lokal Helsinki Silmu vase, violet grey
Lokal Helsinki’s elegant Silmu vase highlights flowers beautifully. The ochre-colored Nereus cushion cover is from Johanna Gullichsen.

Honey-like autumn

The most inviting color palette for autumn can be found in sweet treats: the warm tones of toffee, milky coffee, and honey blend beautifully together, especially when you choose different shades and add lighter tones for a refreshing feel.

HAY Rebar coffee table
HAY’s Rebar coffee table with a beige marble top and the anniversary edition of Artek’s Paimio chair create the setting for a honey-colored oasis.

The new wool rug from the Lilly collection by LAYERED features a structured check pattern in a soft mustard hue.

In the background, you can see Paavo Tynell’s 9602 floor lamp with a patterned fabric shade created in collaboration with the iconic French textile house Pierre Frey. Adding to the classic atmosphere are the oiled birch Paimio chair and Stool 60 with a sun yellow seat, both part of Artek’s anniversary collection.

GUBI’s Tynell 9602 floor lamp, Pierre Frey Special Edition >

Muuto Outline chaise longue sofa
Muuto’s Outline chaise sofa caters to those seeking a sleek lounging spot. The Avenue Checked rug is from LAYERED.

Various shapes of sofas

Currently, there is a wide variety of sofa shapes available. In addition to plush modular sofas, slim and narrow-legged models are still popular and practical choices, especially for compact living spaces.

Muuto’s sought-after Outline sofa is also available in a chaise longue version, offering a more relaxed seating experience. This slim and lightweight sofa model works well in smaller living rooms but can also beautifully fill a larger space – consider a classic combination of two sofas in such cases.

The look is accentuated by LAYERED’s sharp black-and-white Avenue Checked rug. In the foreground, Vitra’s Nelson bench is a classic piece that can serve as a coffee table, a stand for houseplants or a TV, or be placed in entryways – truly a versatile furniture piece.

Muuto’s Outline chaise longue sofa >

Muuto Linear Wood table 140 x 85 cm, oak
Muuto’s Linear Wood table and &Tradition’s Betty chairs are both crafted from oak.

Oak & oak

Solid wood dining sets are always a great, relevant choice. In recent years, wooden furniture has enjoyed increased popularity, but there’s no need to fear over-trendiness with these straightforward wooden pieces. Unadorned wooden furniture fits various styles and homes, remaining a timeless choice year after year.

Muuto’s Linear Wood table in oak is pleasantly simple in shape, and it pairs well with various chairs. We chose &Tradition’s Betty chairs, also made of oak, which feature a similar, rounded yet angular design language. The leather upholstery adds seating comfort and a luxurious finish to the chair. Adding a touch of lightness is the fiberglass Random Light pendant by Moooi, bringing refreshing contrast to the oak set.

Muuto’s Linear Wood table >

Nikari Centenniale coffee table, oiled oak
Muuto's popular Connect sofa is now available in a softer version: Connect Soft. The solid oak Centenniale coffee table by Nikari is also a new fall arrival.

Deep blue charm

At the entrance, shades of deep blue catch the attention. We recently put up Muuto’s Connect Soft sofa, which is a slightly softer and cozier version of the popular Connect modular sofa. This model is an excellent choice for spaces where modularity, sleek design, and extra comfortable seating are needed. However, the sofa’s seat depth is moderate, making it easy to sit upright when needed.

The sofa is paired with Joanna Laajisto’s Centenniale coffee table, a new addition for fall from the Finnish brand Nikari. The table is made from over 100-year-old wood, and its natural characteristics, such as unique grain patterns, cracks, and knots, have not been hidden. These distinctive details make each table a beautiful and unique piece – a true visual delight!

New Works Kizu portable table lamp, Rosso Levanto marble
New Works’ portable Kizu lamp features a base made of striking Rosso Levanto marble.
Woodnotes New York rug
The paper cord rug is from Woodnotes’ New York collection. The white Panthella floor lamp is from Louis Poulsen and the Eames RAR rocking chair from Vitra.

The entrance is also colored by Woodnotes’ New York paper cord rug, customized with color combinations for our showroom. Paper cord is a pleasant and easy-to-maintain material: the rug’s smooth, dense surface repels dirt and is easy to keep clean. Therefore, it is a great choice not only for the living room but also under the dining table or for dry entrance spaces. It’s also an excellent fit for allergy-prone households.

When it comes to sizes and patterns, there’s plenty of variety to choose from. In addition to pre-designed color combinations, you can also order the rug in shades handpicked from Woodnotes’ color palette. The rug is also available in custom sizes.

Woodnotes’ New York paper cord rug >

Finnish Design Shop showroom & shop
Finnish Design Shop’s showroom & shop is open on weekdays from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Welcome to get inspired by fall arrivals!

Maija Rasila

Interior architect Maija Rasila picks the most inspiring products, objects and issues of the month from novel and classic items. Modern Scandinavian style can be spiced up with plenty of details, surprising colors and personal touches.

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Finnish Design Shop’s showroom & shop >

Text and images: Maija Rasila

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