FREE Pentik Tea Towel Today w/$125 Purchase! SEE IT HERE
Marimekko, iittala and more modern Finnish design.
FREE Shipping on Orders of $75+. Shipping info

Five of the Best Finnish Designer Brands

brands-header Finland has become superior within design, bringing an abundance of fresh ideas into our modern world.

1. Artek

Founded in 1935 by four extremely well-recognized designers - Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl - Artek is now known as a staple brand within Finnish design. The modernistic, yet classic pieces, flow seamlessly together in the home - creating an effortless feel to the design. Artek continues to produce more and more variations in the content of their design, and are consistently keeping up with current trends while making sure that their own stylistic choices are prominent when crafting their designs. Additionally, the company has a large flagship showroom in Finland where customers can get up close and personal with Artek's model pieces - with an option to purchase and customize many of their iconic furnishings.

artek
Alvar Aalto furniture from Artek. Image courtesy of Artek

2. Marimekko

Finnish entrepreneur, Armi Ratia, created and founded Marimekko in 1951 - perfect timing for their big break throughout the '60s. Two of the most prominent designers who have worked for Marimekko include Vuokko Nurmesniemi, with bold contrasting stripes, and Maija Isola, with large funky flowered prints such as the Unikko poppy. Although originated in Helsinki, Finland, it did not take too long for Marimekko to become a worldwide success - with dedicated followers in places like Tokyo, the United States, Singapore, and many more. The notoriously cold country is said to favor Marimekko's warm, fun, and inviting prints as the colors are truly uplifting and powerful - especially when you're in a winter funk.

marimekko
Marimekko dinnnerware. Image courtesy of Marimekko

3. Iittala

If you haven't heard of this famous Finnish designer brand before, be sure to check out their substantially aesthetic work. Iittala was founded in Iittala, Finland, as a glasswork shop in 1881, which then blossomed into producing design objects, tableware, and cookware - which is where their brand gained its well-earned recognition. The iconic glass birds by Oiva Toikka were not produced and distributed until 1962, which was a major influence on the success of Iittala's brand. The timelessly elegant design within Iittala's pieces now ranges in materials such as: glass, ceramics, wood, textiles, and metals.

iittala
Iittala glassware and signature glass bird. Image courtesy of Iittala

4. Studio Sebastian Jansson

A highly expansive and refreshing take on design - Sebastian Jansson utilizes form, material, and presentation to create a functionally diverse piece. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Sebastian often works on everyday industrial objects for local companies to create something novel and aesthetically appealing for their workplace. Sebastian has also won many awards in Finland from creating different and fresh designs for everyday objects.

sebastian
Light fixures. Image courtesy of Sebastian Jansson

5. Aalto + Aalto

Husband and wife team, Elina and Klaus Aalto are the creative and fresh perspectives behind Aalto+Aalto. The pair designs products, creates spaces and exhibitions - all-encompassing their unique vision for their work. Their work embodies a Scandinavian saying, "good design for all", which is shown throughout their thoughtfully creative work. The husband and wife also created an iconic piece for Iittala - a jewel hook for displaying items in while also transforming an everyday object into a piece of art.

aaltoaalto
Home design pieces. Image courtesy of Aalto + Aalto




There are no questions or answers for this item.




Five of the Best Finnish Designer Brands

IITTALA
FEATURED CATEGORIESiittala Dinnerwareiittala Glasswareiittala Flatware & Serving Utensilsiittala Kitcheniittala Alvar Aalto VasesOiva Toikka Glass Birdsiittala Candle Holdersview allSALEiittala Sale
MARIMEKKO
FEATURED CATEGORIESMarimekko BeddingMarimekko FabricMarimekko DiningMarimekko Bags & PursesMarimekko BathMarimekko KitchenMarimekko Throw Pillowsview allSALEMarimekko Sale
KITCHEN & DINING
DININGDinnerwareiittala Flatware & Serving Utensilsiittala GlasswareServing PiecesServing Pitchers, Jugs, & Carafesview allKITCHENCookwareServing PiecesKitchen ToolsKitchen Tea Towels and DishclothsAprons, Oven Mitts, & Pot HoldersMarttiini Kitchen Knivesview all
LIVING
BED & BATHMarimekko BeddingBlanketsFinnish Bath TowelsMarimekko Shower Curtains & BathmatsMarimekko Bath Robes & SlippersHOME ACCENTSFinnish Vases & Plant PotsThrow Pillows, Blankets, & RugsCandles & Candle HoldersOffice & StationeryFinnish Booksview allFURNISHINGSArtek FurnitureFinnish Lightingview allFabricMarimekko FabricPentik Fabric & BagsFinlayson FabricSauna Accessoriesview all
FASHION
JewelryKalevala Jewelryaarikka JewelryPohjolan HelmiFinnFeelings JewelryChao & Eeroview allAccessoriesLapuan Kankurit Scarves & ShawlsMarimekko SocksChildren's SocksMarimekko ScarvesMarimekko Umbrellasview allBags & PursesMarimekko Bags & Purses
CANDY & COFFEEMADE IN FINLANDMOOMINALL BRANDS
FEATURED BRANDSArabiaArtekiittalaFinlaysonLapuan KankuritMarimekkoPentikview all
SALENEW
About Us Contact Us My Account Shipping Information Order Tracking Frequently Asked Questions Return Policy Privacy Policy Gift Registry Trade Program