The Botanic Shelf provides an adaptable place for green plants

Riikka Kantinkoski and Pinja Rouger designed the Botanic Shelf to meet their own needs. They view this as the reason for the straightforward design process: the commissioner of the project is always present when you design for yourself. Read the story

Mika Tolvanen: “The Visu chair taught me the importance and difficulty of keeping it simple”

Mika Tolvanen, who designed the Visu chair collection for Muuto, aims to create objects that are playful but not boisterous. We interviewed this award-winning Finnish designer about the birth and future of the Visu collection. Read the story

Elina Ulvio – a playful functionalist

Elina Ulvio is a Helsinki-based designer whose pieces of furniture are geometric, inventive and playful. They also reflect her years in architecture. Read the story

Happy tenth birthday, Oiva!

Marimekko’s popular Oiva tableware collection turns 10 this year. We interviewed designers Sami Ruotsalainen and Maija Louekari, who told us how the Oiva dishes and the new Eläköön elämä anniversary pattern were devised. Read the story

Anderssen & Voll: “Great design requires occasional friction”

Muuto’s Outline and Rest sofa series bring new perspectives to the modern Scandinavian sofa. Here, we speak to their designers, Oslo-based duo Anderssen & Voll, whose pieces occasionally originate from divergence. Read the story

Iittala’s Raami tableware is designed for good moments

Jasper Morrison likes to design objects that create a good atmosphere. That was also his goal with Iittala’s brand-new Raami tableware collection. Read the story

TAF Studio – the award-winning design duo behind the Atelier chair

The Atelier chair was designed for the newly renovated Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. We chatted with designers Mattias Ståhlbom and Gabriella Gustafson – better known as TAF Studio – about Atelier and their work with Artek. Read the story

The center of creative work, Sofia Future Farm, invites you to enjoy yourself

The inviting interior design of Sofia Future Farm was created purely with the furnishing, as the buildings are strictly protected. The &Tradition chairs, supplied by Finnish Design Shop’s Contract Sales, combine the different spaces with each other. Read the story

Cecilie Manz, what makes a design classic?

Separat is an elegant space divider with a wooden frame and leather joints. Danish designer Cecilie Manz had carried the idea with her for a decade, and the collaboration with the Finnish manufacturer Nikari turned out to be a perfect match. Read the story

Rolf and Mette Hay: “We want to make products that people truly care about”

Mette and Rolf Hay, the creators of the Danish brand Hay, have conquered the design world in a decade. It has not been easy, but the entrepreneur couple is driven by passion. They want to develop products that people grow fond of. Read the story