design

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…


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…


Klaus Haapaniemi

Klaus Haapaniemi is well known for his illustrations, advertising art and clothing fabric prints. He has created a number of fanciful prints for the likes…


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…


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…



Arabia

Established in 1873, Arabia is a trailblazer in modern Finnish design. Its product selection consists of popular ranges of dishes and design gift products. The…


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…


Freedom of Creation

Freedom of Creation (FOC) is where cutting edge technology meets design. FOC is a pioneering design and research company specialized in designing for Rapid Manufacturing….


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…