Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was a well-known modernist whose style was a unique blend of international influence, local material and individual expression.
A string of publicly engaged projects, including the revamp of Helsinki's Glass Palace, show how Finnish architects still embrace the humane modernist values of the nation's undisputed master
Finland has a rich design history, from modernism to expression and back. Is it time for a new voice to emerge?
Our latest issue takes you from London’s cultural and property sector to China’s efforts to lead the global conversation about the environment
An engaging retrospective at Helsinki’s Design Museum captures the humour and inventiveness of the designer who furnished the 1960s
Swift financial and demographic changes mean that the Finnish capital is changing, so is it any wonder that its design community is looking to the future, asks Crystal Bennes?
The Finnish architect, ceramicist and glasswork designer explains how working with buildings informs her creative process on a smaller scale
Finnish glassmaker Iittala is renowned for producing works by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala and, most recently, the Bouroullecs. But it is the factory workers, performing one of the most intuitive crafts in the world, who bring their designs to life
In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday
The world's northern-most design festival will this year focus on devising solutions to the challenges of life in extreme conditions, says the event's organiser Päivi Tahkokallio – and the lessons learned may one day be important to us all
A superb exhibition in Weil am Rhein dispels the myth of Aalto as a Finnish romantic. His was a modernism without borders, writes Tim Abrahams
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
This year’s edition of Helsinki Design Week examined the role of design both in the museum and in everyday life, while organising a range of more playful activities in the city
The largest of the Nordic design festivals celebrates its tenth anniversary this September. Owen Pritchard spoke to programme director Hanna Harris about what to expect from the festival
Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project