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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out all of our new arrivals:
Text: Emmi Ratilainen Images: Manufacturers