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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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The beautiful Arabia factory in Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012

The beautiful Arabia factory in Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Design in Finland is truly democratic. Just as I might place ‘design’ items on a pedestal, regular Fins expect them to be part of their everyday lives. We ate in all manner of cafes and restaurants and every time we lifted up a fork or a plate to check, there was the name Iitalla or Arabia. Made in Finland and used in Finland. We had a very interesting conversation with Pekka Timonen, director of the World Design Capital, who pointed out that Finland is only 200 years old and has never had a monarchy, so well-designed items haven’t filtered down from the aristocracy or mean to say something about your wealth or status. Sounds lovely...

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cake crumbs & beach sand: Marimekko. iittala. love.

cake crumbs & beach sand: Marimekko. iittala. love. | Finland | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I started browsing an online store that sells Finnish tableware. I am, and always have been, obsessed with Finnish tableware. And design. Anything Finnish, and I am onto it! So I came across this lovely website. http://www.finnstyle.com/

 

I started browsing and honestly, I had to shut it off as I was so tempted to buy one of everything. I went back on later and purchased a few pretty treats. And they arrived today

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Iittala's Timeless Design Featured in Bloomingdale's 59th Street Gallery in ... - Business Wire (press release)

Iittala's Timeless Design Featured in Bloomingdale's 59th Street Gallery in ... - Business Wire (press release) | Finland | Scoop.it

-Iittala, a leading Scandinavian design brand from Finland, brings timeless design since 1881 to Bloomingdale's 59 th street...

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Iittala Glass & Alvar Aalto Vases on Sale! : Skimbaco Home by Katja Presnal

Iittala Glass & Alvar Aalto Vases on Sale! : Skimbaco Home by Katja Presnal | Finland | Scoop.it
Iittala is a Finnish glass ware company that makes designer glass ware that lasts from generations to the next one.

They are famous for their modern designs, and objects that are both functional and beautiful. They also manufacture the famous Alvar Aalto vase and it’s probably the most well known Finnish design object around the world. Right now an invitation only shopping site Joss and Main has Iittala products on sale, and you can save up to 80% of Iittala products!
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New collection from Iittala by Klaus Haapaniemi

New collection from Iittala by Klaus Haapaniemi | Finland | Scoop.it
Klaus Haapaniemi has designed new Korento collection for Iittala. I love how Haapaniemi always uses colors so cleverly, they are half of the atmosphere. Also what is nicer than having a plate which is a story at the same time. Just let your imagination fly.

If I had a summer cottage, would Korento collection be there already.
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Marimekko & iittala | FinnStyle | Modern Finnish Design Shop

Marimekko & iittala | FinnStyle | Modern Finnish Design Shop | Finland | Scoop.it
FinnStyle is one of the largest importers of modern Finnish goods in the United States.
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Iittala wins a prestigious international design award

Iittala wins a prestigious international design award | Finland | Scoop.it
Iiittala Vitriini range, designed by Anu Penttinen, has won a prestigious iF-design award which is awarded by German Industrie Forum Design. It is one of the most highly regarded international design awards.
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Cold charm of Iittala

Cold charm of Iittala | Finland | Scoop.it
Iittala is a Finnish design company specialising in houseware objects made on the principle of "modern Scandinavian design".
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Vintage Iittala Pig Jar - Made in Finland by Domus Modern on Etsy

Vintage Iittala Pig Jar - Made in Finland by Domus Modern on Etsy | Finland | Scoop.it
This delightful pig shaped jar is an original Scandinavian design. Made by Finnish company, IIttala, it is not only whimsical, but highly (added 2day! very cool! #Vintage #Iittala Pig Jar - Made in Finland - by DomusModern on #etsy http://etsy.me/eeDJ2r #decor #design #modern)
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