Nikari shapes Finnish wood design for five decades
Fuelled by collaborations with Finnish design maestros, Nikari is celebrating its 50th year of creating premium, sustainable solid wood furniture. Under new ownership since 2010, the company wants to honour its heritage while looking to expand its international horizons.
Billebeino is passion in fabric
A mysterious hashtag, a simple-but-oh-so-cool logo and a few hundred stickers have played a crucial role in the creation of Finnish fashion brand Billebeino.
Tillander’s diamonds are forever
Ateliér Torbjörn Tillander serves its customers bespoke beauty, ‘calorie-free sweets’: gemstones, pearls and gold in the form of jewellery that will last generations.
Formal Friday eyes Asia
Finnish clothing brand for men, Formal Friday, is seeking international growth with a particular focus on the Asian market.
Finnish architectural firm wins prize in US
Finnish firm OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture has been named the recipient of the Spotlight Prize 2017.
Metsä Board’s fruity boxes win for design
The packaging design for the new T2 Mini Fruit Tea range by Metsä Board has won first place in the Limited Edition category at The Dieline Awards 2017.
McDonald’s gets creative with Framery in Sweden
Two McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden will be testing Framery’s interview booths as part of their recruitment process for three months.
Time machines with timeless design
An abundance of great ideas has been born in the heat and humidity of Finnish saunas. One of them is Aarni, Finnish company turning wood into beautiful and sustainable accessories.
Terhi Pölkki Shoes are made of stories
Finnish shoe designer Terhi Pölkki said ‘no’ twice when her friend asked her to come sell her shoes in New York. Third time’s the charm: now her shoes are on shelves across the US.
Coruu’s jewellery is light as a feather
Finnish jewellery company Coruu isn’t heavy on the shoulders – or ears or neck, for that matter. Now it’s setting sail to global markets with characters familiar to many: the Moomins and their friends.