TOP 5 in December: The most inspiring new products

Once again, we picked the five most interesting novelties from Finnish Design Shop. The choice was particularly difficult this time, as a record number of new items were added to our online store in December. Take a look and find your favorite!

Wästberg's île table lamp
Wästberg's île table lamp was designed by Inga Sempé. île works both as a standard table lamp and as a clamp lamp attached to the edge of a table.

1. Wästberg lighting

Swedish lighting brand Wästberg strives to create luminaires that are functional yet inviting and atmospheric. According to the brand's founder, Magnus Wästberg, lighting should be based on our most basic human needs instead of just comparing wattages and kelvins – light should serve us, and not the other way around. Wästberg’s lighting designers include top design names like Inga Sempé, Ilse Crawford and Jasper Morrison, among others.

île table lamp >
All lighting by Wästberg >

The Umpu vase by Marimekko
The new Umpu vase by Marimekko is available in clear and amber glass.

2. Marimekko: Umpu vases

Marimekko's popular vase selection was expanded in December with the lovely Umpu vases designed by Carina Seth-Andersson. The glass vases follow the same reduced but playful design language as the other Marimekko vases designed by the Swedish designer. The narrow neck makes Umpu delightfully versatile: in terms of size and shape, it is suitable for both bouquets and individual flowers or branches.

Umpu vase >
All vases from Marimekko >

Røros Tweed Lofoten wool throw
Anderssen & Voll's wool throw for Røros Tweed was named Lofoten, as its textured surface is reminiscent of the traditional knitwear favored by fishermen in the Lofoten archipelago.

3. Røros Tweed: Wool blankets

What better companion on cold winter evenings than a warm woolen blanket! The throws and cushions of Norwegian textile manufacturer Røros Tweed are made from start to finish in Norway using lambswool from sheep living free in the mountains of the Røros area. The products are designed in collaboration with both Norwegian and international designers, resulting in textiles that are charmingly traditional, but still suitable for modern décor – the patterns are inspired by the cultural heritage of the Røros area and the rugged landscapes surrounding the mountain village.

Lofoten throw >
All blankets >

The Pipe candleholder from Samuji
The Pipe candleholder from the Samuji Koti line is an example of clean-lined, minimalist design that doesn't take itself too seriously.

4. Samuji: Samuji Koti

Fans of the Finnish fashion brand Samuji, founded by Samu Jussi Koski, rejoiced when the much-coveted Samuji Koti homeware line arrived at Finnish Design Shop. The homeware collection was launched in 2014, and it includes tableware, home textiles and decorative items combining high-quality materials and Nordic minimalism with a touch of humor and nostalgia.

Samu-Jussi Koski is actually also represented in the season's novelties in the role of a designer: his the E-1027 wool rug for Sera Helsinki was also added to our online store in December. Handmade in Ethiopia, the rug was inspired by modernist architecture and especially architect Eileen Gray.

Pipe candleholder >
All Samuji Koti products >

The Ruby sparkling water maker
The Ruby sparkling water maker, designed by Pentagon Design, is such a beautiful appliance that it can proudly be displayed even in an open-concept kitchen.

5. Mysoda: Ruby sparkling water maker

The sparkling water makers by Finnish Mysoda represent everyday design at its best. Our selection now includes the elegant Ruby, made from aluminum, and Woody, made of ecological biocomposite, that save you from the trouble of carrying bottles of sparkling water home from the store. Behind the streamlined look of both appliances is design studio Pentagon Design, which set out to create an appliance that looks so timeless and stylish that it deserves the best spot on the kitchen counter – no need to hide it away after use.

Ruby sparkling water maker >
All appliances >

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Text: Emmi Ratilainen Images: Manufacturers

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