• Harri Koskinen

    Harri Koskinen

    Young designer Harri Koskinen has risen rapidly in his international career as a designer... Read more

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Rento

To Rento, sauna is more than just bath or leisure time, but rather a ritual of relaxation learned since childhood. With over two million saunas…


Marimekko Patterns

Finnish company Marimekko is most known for its colorful patterns; in fact, the bold prints of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for…


Oiva Toikka

Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of…


iittala Dinnerware

What began as a glassworks company in 1881 quickly became a Finnish household name, as iittala put values of timeless design and flawless functionality into…


History of Iittala

The Iittala Company was founded in 1881 by a Swede named Petrus Magnus Abrahamsson. Due to Finland’s lack of skilled glassblowers, the original Iittala workforce…


Lapuan Kankurit

Weaving wonderful things for almost a century, Lapuan Kankurit originally began as a wool and felt boot factory in 1917. Now, run by fourth-generation weaver…


Finnish Designers

Anu Penttinen

Born in 1974, artist Anu Penttinen set out to push the boundaries of color and form with glass as her medium of choice. After graduating…

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Museums & Factories

Fiskars Village

Founded in 1649, Fiskars started in this small village about 1-1/2 hours west of Helsinki. In the 1980s Fiskars began to move operations out of…

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