Ready for some good new design from Finland? Here my round up of favourite design products from Habitare design and interior fair in Helsinki. Finnish design is so good in its simple and clean lines, the use of eco-friendly materials, the care towards quality and hand made traditions, it was dfficult for me even to select my favourites.
What do you think? Would you like to have something from the list in your home as well? I actually would 😉
PS: For something more about the Habitare fair, do not miss my round up of colours and trends here
Pronti oggi per una raffica di novità in tema di design finlandese? Oggi vi propongo la mia selezione di preferiti dalla fiera di interior e design Habitare ad Helsinki. Il design finlandese è così bello nella sua pulizia delle linee, nell’utilizzo di materiali sostenibili, nel valore che ancora viene dato alla tradizione e al fatto a mano, che ho fatto davvero fatica a farne una selezione.
Voi che ne pensate? C’è qualcosa tra questi prodotti della lista di miei 10 preferiti che mettereste a casa vostra? Io sono sicura che alcuni di questi oggetti li rivedremo in commercio!
PS: Per qualcosa in più in merito ad Habitare e gli allestimento della fiera, guardate questa selezione di colori e trend da Habitare
10 Finnish design news from Habitare
1 | handmade tiles by Laura Itkonen
Every piece of tile is handmade from start to finish right here in Helsinki, with five different models that can be matched together. Tile coloring/decoration etc is 100% customizable
2 | kiekko clock by MUOTO2
Minimal wall clock in solid birch and high pressure laminate, available in four colours
3 | valopilleri by Lauri Lemmenlehti
Valopilleri means Light Pill in Finnish: this minimal table lamp is composed by natural wood and glass made in southern Finland, electrical components sourced from Spain, and the cordage from Estonia.
4 | turnaround rack by Anna Pirkola and Joel Sipilä
Turnaround cloth rack is designed especially thinking of small spaces and minimal design. By turning 180° you can place it for example behind the bedroom door, tiny hallway wall or multiply the space just using it when needed.
5 | Keshiki glass by HANNA-KAARINA Heikkilä
Obtained by an experimental glass blowing process, these objects reproduce landscape design portraied on aquarelle.
6 | Tovi shelf composition by Anni Pitkajarvi and Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä
Tovi shelf composition is a study of line and surface, with functional objects that can be used in various places on the wall combining different materials such as ceramics, metal, cork, wood and mirror
7 | O + Vuono lamp by Anni Pitkajarvi and Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä
O is a pendant lamp by Anni Pitkajarvi that resemble Finnish lake clam, made out of round and very thin airplane plywood sheets. Pendant lamp sheets goes in flat pack. Vuono is it’s evolution, designed together with Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, and obtained by laying the plywood sheets.[ this was also the design I chose for my on stage speeches with the other international bloggers while at Habitare! ]
8 | shelves by Hakola
Hakola is a traditional Finnish brand that has recently launched a restyling of its lines towards more contemporary and clean design. I loved their modular wall shelves and their plants shelves
9 | MEMO by everyday design finland
Simple and minimal board for modern office and home, MEMO it’s a magnet board that can be arranged in different ways thanks to its little pockets. Available in black and white.
10 | Botanic Shelf by Pinja Rouger and Riikka Kantikoski
The BOTANIC shelf is a prototype of multifunctional storage, it consists of an oak frame and variable brass sheet shelves and can be used as book shelf, but also as a room divider. With it’s customizable structure it provides the plants with the support, space and light they need.