• Harri Koskinen

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Tonfisk Design

Tonfisk is the brainchild of Tony Alfström and Brian Keaney, both graduates of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Both designers had a…


History of Marimekko

Marimekko was founded in 1951 by Finnish couple, Armi and Viljo Ratia. Marimekko, translated literally means “Mary-dress.” Known for their bold, effusive textiles and readymade…


Maija Isola

Maija Isola (1927–2001) was the first full-time designer hired by Printex, the company that eventually spawned Marimekko. Her most famous print, Unikko, has become the…


Unikko Pattern

The Unikko pattern is Marimekko’s most iconic design. The splashy print came about after Armi Ratia announced that Marimekko did not manufacture floral prints. Maija…



iittala Mugs

Iittala mugs are an essential stocked in the cupboards of Finns and fans of Finnish design alike. Made from durable vitro porcelain, iittala mugs are microwave,…


Finnish Designers

Harri Koskinen

Young designer Harri Koskinen has risen rapidly in his international career as a designer. He has designed for the likes of Marimekko and iittala, employing…

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Museums & Factories

Iittala Glass Center

Only 1-1/2 hours outside of Helsinki is The iittala Glass Center, the center of iittala glass designs. Here you will find the timeless Aalto Vase…

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