• Harri Koskinen

    Harri Koskinen

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

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Kristina Isola

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Kristina Isola is an accomplished textile designer in her own right. She made her first sketches for fabrics at the…


Marimekko Wallpaper

Demand for Marimekko to reintroduce their wallpaper has soared recently as more and more designers have turned towards the use of patterns and color when…


Maija Louekari

Born in 1982, award-winning Finnish designer Maija Louekari received her Master’s in design and B.A. in interior decoration from the University of Art and Design…


Aalto Planters

History Aino Aalto originally designed these pots for the terrace of the home she shared with Alvar Aalto on Helsinki’s Riihitie Road. It was featured…


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…


Finnish Designers

Mika Piirainen

A graduate of the Lahti Institute of Design, Mika Piirainen has designed for Marimekko since 1994. Over the years, his versatile collections have included clothing…

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Museums & Factories

Alvar Aalto Museum

Located on a slope leading down towards Lake Jyväsjärvi,  the Alvar Aalto Museum serves as a showcase of Alvar Aalto works, an information center, organizes…

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