Finnish Companies

Marimekko Factory

Marimekko’s own production has always been a central aspect of creating and developing design. Through its own production, the company maintains a good feel for…


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…


Fiskars Village

Founded in 1649, Fiskars started in this small village about 1-1/2 hours west of Helsinki. In the 1980s Fiskars began to move operations out of…


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…


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…



Finnish Design News

March 2018 March 13, 2018 – Maija Isola designed the bright green “Päärynä” (Pear) pattern to simulate the 1960’s pop-art movement in modern art. The pattern has…