TOP 5: The most inspiring new products

The end of December is not only the festive season but also the time of the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, after which the day starts to get longer again. Finnish Design Shop has curated December’s textile favorites that hold the promise of the light slowly returning.

HAY's Tapis rug on a floor
Tapis rug has a charming, asymmetrical stripe pattern that will suit many rooms in your home.

1. HAY: Tapis rug

HAY's bold Tapis carpet has got a new charming color: the lovely shade of red consists of red and yellow shaded yarns. Designed by Julie Richosijn, the rug is made of a durable jute and cotton blend. The mat features a non-slip backing which makes it ideal for even a slightly tougher use, such as a hallway floor or children's room.

Tapis is available in several sizes. There are also many color options, in case you've seen enough red for this winter with its festive days!

HAY's Tapis rug >
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Matri's Moona bed cover on a bed
The Moona bedspread is available in two different sizes. The 260 x 260 cm bedcover is perfect for a double bed, and the smaller 160 cm x 260 cm duvet is suitable for narrower beds.

2. Matri: Moona bed cover

Update the look of the bedroom easily and quickly with Moona bedspread! The plush bedspread is double-sided, so if your bed starts looking boring, just flip the bed cover over and enjoy the fresh appearance. The bed cover is decorated with a cozy, large check pattern and filled with fluffy polyester fleece.

Matri's bedspread collection features a variety of bed covers with different patterns and colors, so there's definitely something for every bedroom! For example, the lightweight Enni bedspread is perfect for crawling under it for a nap, while the sophisticated and elegant Aava bed cover brings a touch of calmness to the bedroom, no matter if you're a maximalist or a minimalist.

Matri's Moona double bed cover >
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Klaus Haapaniemi's Equinoxe Yukata dressing gown
The Japanese-style dressing gown is made in Finland from 100% linen, and it comes with a long, wide belt in a matching print.

3. Klaus Haapaniemi & Co.: Equinoxe Yukata dressing gown

Designed by the illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi and designer Mia Wallenius, the magically beautiful Equinoxe Yukata dressing gown features an enchanting pattern of flowers that only bloom at night. Made from 100% linen, this unisex bathrobe will warm you up on cool mornings and bring elegance to dark evenings.

The Equinoxe Yukata dressing gown is a part of the Klaus Haapaniemi's unique range of home and fashion textiles inspired by Nordic nature and Finnish folklore. The finest natural materials combined with detailed patterns create a truly luxurious collection that includes not only dressing gowns but also decorative cushions and wallpapers.

Klaus Haapaniemi's Equinoxe Yukata dressing gown >
All bathrobes >

Ilo kitchen towel
Beautiful Ilo kitchen towel is suitable for drying dishes and hands – or for covering that batch of cinnamon bun dough left to rise!

4. Lokal Helsinki: Ilo kitchen towel

Designed by artist Veera Kulju for Lokal Helsinki, the Ilo kitchen towel is made of soft linen. The harmonious pastel shades bring a serene and soothing atmosphere to the kitchen – there's no hurry to get anywhere today!

Lokal Helsinki's collection consists of unique, locally-manufactured products made in small-scale production, many even by hand in the designers' own workshops. The range includes not only kitchen textiles and accessories, but also storage boxes, wall mirrors, and vases.

Lokal Helsinki's Ilo kitchen towel >
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Pieni Tiiliskivi oven mitten in a kitchen
Marimekko's iconic Pieni Tiiliskivi pattern has got new shades: the oven mitt and the pot holder are coloured in light blue and reddish brown.

5. Marimekko: Pieni Tiiliskivi oven mitten

Armi Ratia, the founder of Finnish Marimekko, designed the timelessly elegant Tiiliskivi pattern back in 1952. Over the years, the classic check pattern has been seen on different color combinations and it has decorated cushion covers, storage jars, coffee cups, and aprons as well.

Now the familiar design has been given a new look. The combination of light blue and reddish-brown is both elegant and cheeky, bringing a refreshing splash of color to the kitchen.

Marimekko's Pieni Tiiliskivi oven mitten >
All kitchen textiles >

Child playing in the Settle tablecloth house
Settle tablecloth house transforms the dining table into a charming hideaway hut where the children can crawl in and play.

+1. ferm LIVING: Settle tablecloth house

And let's not forget the youngsters! Danish company ferm LIVING's quirky Settle tablecloth house is both an imaginative hiding place for wee ones - and maybe to us adults as well - and a tablecloth for the dining table. Made from recycled cotton, the fabric has a window and a door that can either be closed or rolled up and fixed with convenient strings.

And when you've had enough fun in the kitchen, it's time to move to the bedroom and play! The Settle collection includes a bed canopy that quickly transforms the bed into an adventure house, too.

ferm LIVING's Settle tablecloth house >
All for kids >

 More inspiration

BM67 coffee table
Tiiliskivi table cloth
Omaggio Nuovo flowerpot
Twist candles
Rayonnage Mural shelf
Magazine issue 44
Hunk lounge chair
Pantop Portable table lamp
JG folding stool
Bird quilted blanket
Arctander lounge chair
Stone pendant

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Text: Susa Pääkkönen Images: Manufacturers

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