Finnish Designers

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…


Kaj Franck

(1911-1989) Born in Vyborg, Finland. Kaj Franck is described as the conscience of Finnish design. He removed everything excessive in his designs, leaving only 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…


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…


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…


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…



Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto’s name is well-known throughout the world of modern architecture and design. Over the course of his lifetime, he distinguished himself with his flowing…


Iittala Designers

Iittala is a place for those who favor sustainability over consumption and want to create timeless, mindmade objects for everyday use. Many iconic and original…