Nikari shapes Finnish wood design for five decades

July 24, 2017

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

June 27, 2017

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.

Design

Tillander’s diamonds are forever

June 26, 2017

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

June 1, 2017

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

May 31, 2017

Finnish firm OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture has been named the recipient of the Spotlight Prize 2017.

Design

Metsä Board’s fruity boxes win for design

May 30, 2017

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

May 26, 2017

Two McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden will be testing Framery’s interview booths as part of their recruitment process for three months.

Design

Time machines with timeless design

May 23, 2017

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

May 15, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

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.

Aalto student finds success at Hyères

May 2, 2017

Aalto University design student Maria Korkeila was awarded the Schiaparelli Prize at the Hyères Fashion Festival in France last weekend.