Finnish Companies

Fazer Candy

Starting in 1891 as a small café in Helsinki by founder and Finland native Karl Fazer, Fazer has become one of the largest names in…


Lapuan Kankurit

Weaving wonderful things for almost a century, Lapuan Kankurit originally began as a wool and felt boot factory in 1917. Now, run by fourth-generation weaver…


Rento

To Rento, sauna is more than just bath or leisure time, but rather a ritual of relaxation learned since childhood. With over two million saunas…


Eero Aarnio

Born in 1932, Finnish designer Eero Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, and worked as an interior decorator, photographer, industrial and…


Moominworld

The Finnish version of America’s Disney World, Moominworld is a magical place for kids to interact with their favorite fictional characters. Located on the island…



Finnish Design News

January 2017 January 1, 2017 – This year marks 100 years of Finnish independence. Finland’s centenary anniversary will be celebrated with a number of fun events. 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…


Timo Sarpaneva

Best known for his glassware, Timo Sarpaneva crafted items that were sleek, modern and functional. He designed many items for Finnish Company iittala, including the…


Aino Aalto

Aino Aalto is a Finnish architect and designer best known for her glassware. Like her husband, Alvar Aalto, Aino studied architecture at the Helsinki University…