Oh, sweet July – hope it has been a good one full of sun, swimming, and laughter! Are you ready to welcome Finnish Design Shop’s freshest summer stars? Design Stories’ editorial team has cherry-picked some goodies that will warm your soul even as summer slowly waves goodbye.
Muuto's captivating Couple coffee table charms with different materials, shapes, and surfaces. Designer Sylvain Willenz drew inspiration from traditional tile tables but added a unique twist by combining the classic ceramic stoneware surface with the warmth of oak legs. To add even more character to the look of the table, the tabletop features a plain side and a gently wavy side.
Serax's Feast serving plate is decorated with an abstract face, which appears to be either grinning happily or pondering a little bit dizzy. The final meaning of the expression depends entirely on the viewer!
Designed by Yotam Ottolenghi in collaboration with Italian artist Ivo Bisiagno, the expressive Feast tableware includes plates, bowls, cups, and serving dishes of different sizes and colors – there's something for every meal of the day. The dishware can be mixed and matched but looks beautiful as individual pieces, too.
Experience the enchanting world of Marimekko's Ilves poster where two lively bobcats tussle with each other as the evening fades. The playful design was created by Aino-Maija Metsola, who painted the original Ilves pattern onto paper with a brush and ink. The 50 x 70 cm poster is printed on recycled paper and comes packaged in a cardboard box.
The Ethiopian landscape with its mountains and peaks has given both its appearance and its name to Sera Helsinki's new Vuoristo rug – the word "vuoristo" is Finnish for mountains. The charming, minimalist wool rug is designed by Peeta Peltola and is part of Sera Helsinki's rug collection, created in collaboration with Finnish women designers. Like other Sera Helsinki rugs, the Vuoristo is also handcrafted in Ethiopia using local, hand-wound sheep wool, which is also spun into yarn by hand.
Moebe's minimalist bed is your trusted companion for all the nights of the rest of your life. The bed frame can be extended from 90 centimeters to 180 centimeters, so you can adjust it perfectly to always fit the size of your mattress. The modern bed is made of durable steel and certified with the eco-label, guaranteeing that the material is sure of high quality and safe for your bedroom.
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