Finland has a rich design history, from modernism to expression and back. Is it time for a new voice to emerge?
January’s edition of the Parisian exhibition showed French designers in fine form, says Peter Smisek
Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports
A steel triangle is the common element in the designers' set of furniture for Finnish brand Artek, launched this week in Stockholm. Read about the collection and watch our video interview with the French brothers
A volcanic ash cloud stole the show in Milan. But then again it wasn’t difficult for a natural phenomenon to step into the limelight at the Milan furniture fair as it was a year dominated by safe launches. The daring and inventiveness we predicted that the recession would bring didn’t come to fruition this year either.