&Bros gains global interest with playful everyday objects

September 10, 2015

Finland is home to growing number of young designers who refuse to bend to traditional molds or take ethical production for granted. With one foot strongly in international markets, Helsinki-based &Bros is one of them.

Unmonday wants to shape the future of wireless audio

September 7, 2015

Competition in the audio market is fierce, but Finnish startup Unmonday believes success lies in taking the unconventional route in design and functionality. The company is behind the world’s first wireless multi-channel speaker with a unique control system.

Framery signs distribution agreement in UK

June 3, 2015

Sound-insulated phone booth manufacturer Framery Acoustics has signed a distribution agreement in the UK.

Framery takes on Asian markets

May 25, 2015

Framery Acoustics, manufacturer and retailer of phone booths for open plan offices, has concluded a comprehensive distribution agreement in Asia.

Finnair wins international design award

May 22, 2015

Finnair has won an International Yacht & Aviation Award for the design of its new Airbus A350 XWB cabin interiors in Economy and Business Class.

VividWorks knows where your new couch goes

May 20, 2015

It is a struggle to buy furniture because you don’t know how it will look once you get it home. Now a Finnish company lets you visualise different furnishings in your home before you even leave the store.

Fiskars acquires luxury brands

May 12, 2015

Fiskars has agreed to acquire the WWRD group of companies and its portfolio of iconic luxury home and lifestyle brands, which include Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaška.

Jalo Helsinki kills fire with style and Tom of Finland

March 17, 2015

Safe doesn’t need to mean boring, thought the folks of Jalo Helsinki in 2010. Now, five years later, smoke alarms designed by Finnish artists are for sale in different corners of the world. In April Jalo Helsinki will release a series of designer fire blankets, one of which features the much talked-about Tom of Finland.

Finnish restaurant’s interior ranked among the coolest in the world

March 6, 2015

Finnish restaurant Bronda’s interior design was among The Guardian’s 10 coolest restaurant interiors.

FEATHR.com heavily into wallpaper

January 26, 2015

More Art, Less Decoration – that’s the cri de guerre of the founders of FEATHR.com as they embark on their digital wallpaper revolution.

Finnish Embassy in Washington wins platinum

January 15, 2015

The Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C. has become the first embassy in the United States to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.