Wooden dolls by Vitra are like one happy family – which is your favorite?

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Niclas Alhström’s spacious Helsinki home is filled with chairs

Made by Choice co-founder Niclas Ahlström is passionate about many things: art, books, and especially chairs. Many of the pieces found in Ahlström’s home have been made in the company’s own factory in Halikko, Southwest Finland. Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “I’m looking for a lamp for my kitchen, what things should I keep in mind?”

The lamps in your home and even the bulbs chosen for the lamps affect both the atmosphere and usability of the spaces. It is important to choose the lamps carefully, and this is something our skilled customer service team can help you with. Read our tips for choosing lamps – for the kitchen as well as other rooms! Read the story

The best pastas for early spring – try 3 easy recipes

Tidying up the pantry is worth it, as it will not only make you feel good, but also help you make really good pasta. Use the contents of your pantry to cook delicacies such as soup with beans and ready-made tortellini, green ricotta pasta or vegan lentil ragu. Read the story

Say goodbye to dull home offices and stuffy corporate spaces – Linden Palais is a luxurious oasis for office returnees

Norm Architects and TOG teamed up to create a stunning office space in the heart of Berlin that’s so chic, you’ll forget you’re actually being productive. Don’t believe us? Take a peek inside the recently opened Linden Palais, where work and play are perfectly balanced. Read the story

Mondo’s picks: 6 natural wonders from a bird’s eye view

Some natural attractions look particularly stunning from above. Mondo picked six places also worth seeing from a bird’s-eye perspective. Read the story

Danish home happiness in Munich – Lasse and Sarah renovated their home with a Nordic flair

In their apartment in an old Munich building, Form & Refine founder Lasse Lund Lauridsen and his wife Sarah have made themselves comfortable with Scandinavian design, light walls and natural materials. Read the story

Feeling blue? Add a pop of color to your home with these stunning shades of blue

Have you heard the buzz about blue? Many intense colors were on display at Stockholm Furniture Fair, but only one hue truly stole the show: bright electric blue. Capture the sparkling shades of blue and give your home a fresh, vibrant new look! Read the story

HAY’s spring 2023 arrivals elevate the everyday with playful details and pops of color

In spring 2023, HAY is due to launch new designs from Inga Sempé, Jasper Morrison and Dutch modernist pioneer Gerrit Rietveld. Our team had the chance to take a sneak peek at the new arrivals – have a look at our picks and get ready to say hooray for HAY! Read the story

What’s new: Fredericia’s J39 Mogensen chair

Happy birthday, J39 Mogensen! The star of the show celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new version, inspired by the original 1947 design. Read the story

How to refurbish a teak table at home? Furniture restorer Sanna Laurila gives her best tips for maintaining teak furniture

Because of its durability, teak furniture is nowadays a common sight at vintage shops and homes. When maintaining old furniture, good instructions and, if necessary, professional advice are invaluable. Furniture expert Sanna Laurila explains how to refurbish an old teak table and answers most frequently asked questions about proper teak maintenance. Read the story

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023 – Check out our picks of the Design Week novelties!

The Stockholm Furniture Fair and Stockholm Design Week 2023 were organized in February, and the city was bustling with interesting exhibitions and events. The Finnish Design Shop team was there to explore new launches and trends – check out our picks from Stockholm! Read the story

Column: With humor

Design Stories columnist Hanna-Katariina Mononen takes humor seriously: “Aesthetic humor is anarchism, gently challenging ingrained habits and acquired attitudes.” Read the story

The modern Kori lamps designed by TAF Studio pay homage to Artek’s past

Artek and TAF Studio have continued their collaboration, resulting in an Aalto-inspired collection of luminaires. The key elements in the new Kori collection include baskets, eggs and recycled materials. Read the story

From a blank canvas to a masterpiece – 6 wall decor ideas

Wall decor gives a room an attitude boost and can also make it more functional. We put together six simple tips to turn an empty wall into a fabulous focal point –  take a look and find your favorite! Read the story

The Paimio Sanatorium and Grafia turn 90 ­– enter a poster competition!

A new international poster competition organized by the Paimio Sanatorium Foundation and Grafia is now open for entries, interpreting Aino and Alvar Aalto’s vision of the human relationship with the environment. Finnish Design Shop is pleased to be involved as a partner. The competition runs from 10 February to 10 March. Get to know the jury and read head of jury Ilkka Kärkkäinen’s comments about the competition. Read the story

What’s new: massimo copenhagen’s RePeat rug

Danish massimo copenhagen’s RePeat rug offers comfort with its surprising material. You might be mistaken for thinking it’s a wool carpet – but the delightfully soft RePeat is actually hand-woven from yarn made from recycled plastic. Read the story

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