Salone del Mobile 2019 – the highlights of the Milan furniture fair

The Finnish Design Shop team checked out the new products at the largest design event in Europe, the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. The current trends included classical materials and the clean lines of the Bauhaus school that turns 100 this year. View our favorites from Milan! Read the story

FDS Award success stories: Studio Kaksikko

Studio Kaksikko or Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela won the first FDS Award design competition in 2016. The success was a great boost for their careers: Walters and Luhtasela's products are now manufactured by renowned Nordic design brands. Read the story

Sale edit: 6 spring favorites

Finnish Design Shop's mid-season sale has begun! We picked six spring favorites, which are well-suited for homes and summerhouses alike. Hurry while stocks last, only a limited number of products are available. Read the story

Artek celebrates 100 years of friendship between Finland and Japan at Milan Design Week

Finland and Japan established diplomatic ties 100 years ago, and to commemorate this, Artek launches a special friendship collection at Milan Design Week 2019. Read the story

Design Museum's new exhibition, Secret Universe, explores the origin of objects

Are traditional handicraft methods becoming extinct? Why are most of the items we use made far away rather than closer to us? This spring's main exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki is Secret Universe by designer duo COMPANY, i.e. Aamu Song and Johan Olin. Read the story

Marimekko's upcoming collections bring souvenirs from Japan and memories from artists' homes

Marimekko's fall/winter collection 2019 will celebrate women writers from the last century and the friendship between Finland and Japan. Favourites among Finnish Design Shop staff include patterns with a natural feel and strong colours which have returned to Nordic interiors. Read the story

5 chairs for outdoor use – these seats suit even a small balcony

Furnishing a small balcony or patio is easy when you go for smart outdoor furniture that can be stacked or folded. We picked five contemporary chairs from Finnish Design Shop that excel in small spaces. Read the story

Fill your home with houseplants and make them flourish

Can you imagine a home without houseplants? Caring for them provides a Zen moment, in which you can forget about work and routines – and pretty well everything else. You can ensure that your plants flourish by giving them the right amount of water, light, fertilizer – and love. At this time of the year, plants are already awaiting some tender, loving springtime care. Read the story

Celebrating women

Nordic values, including equality, are at the core of Finnish Design Shop’s operations: women work in various roles in our company. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we created a report illustrated by Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen, which includes some surprising facts. Read the story

Three success stories of the FDS Award design competition

The FDS Award design competition will be organised this year for the third time. Previous competitions have been a springboard for many young designers, some of whom have also attained international recognition. And that is exactly the idea with the FDS Award: to encourage the creation of tomorrow's success products. Read the story