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Tag: Finland

Good design grows global

travel always affords you the greatest opportunities for design discovery, and my eagerly anticipated trip to helsinki’s design forum shop last last week certainly didn’t disappoint! run by the finnish society of crafts and design, established in 1875, design forum finland is the second-oldest design-industry organisation in the world, and is dedicated to supporting affluence and competitiveness in the economy and society by promoting the widespread utilisation of design. i was thrilled to discover a wealth of up-and-coming brands there that hadn’t

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Colour is the only decoration you need

the moment i landed in helsinki last week i made a beeline straight for arabia, home for the past 140 years to one of my favourite finnish brands: iittala. the roots of iittala date back to 1881, when a glass factory was established on a village of the same name in southern finland. since its early years iittala have produced blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass according to continental models and as the brand has grown they’ve added more and

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