• 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…



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

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…

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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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