• Harri Koskinen

    Harri Koskinen

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

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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…

Finnish Designers

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala is an outstanding iittala designer whose art glass and glassware sets virtually created the look and content of iittala design. Wirkkala’s oeuvre is…

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Museums & Factories

Design Museum Finland

DESIGNMUSEUM is a specialist museum in Finland that selects and maintains a design collection. The museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field,…

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