Monday, 11 May 2020 09:30

A brief history of the Bubble Chair

Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from the ceiling 

Published in Features

Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was a well-known modernist whose style was a unique blend of international influence, local material and individual expression.

Published in Architects

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

Published in Features
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:02

Designing Finland

Finland has a rich design history, from modernism to expression and back. Is it time for a new voice to emerge?

Published in Features

Our latest issue takes you from London’s cultural and property sector to China’s efforts to lead the global conversation about the environment

Published in Comment
Friday, 15 April 2016 14:59

Eero Aarnio: Balls, bubbles and beyond

An engaging retrospective at Helsinki’s Design Museum captures the humour and inventiveness of the designer who furnished the 1960s

Published in Review
Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Helsinki Design Week

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?

Published in Review
Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä

The Finnish architect, ceramicist and glasswork designer explains how working with buildings informs her creative process on a smaller scale

Published in News
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Anthology of Finnish Fashion

Design Museum, Helsinki
5 June – 20 September 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00

Iittala: Fluid, liquid and alive

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

Published in Features
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Postmodernism in Finland

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

Published in Review
Friday, 13 February 2015 11:16

Preview: Arctic Design Week

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

Published in News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:58

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

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

Published in Review
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:22

Kaari by the Bouroullecs

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

Published in News
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:14


Helsinki Design Museum
30 January – 17 May 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

Suomi Seven

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
6 September 2014 – 18 January 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Helsinki Design Week

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

Published in Review
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:33

Preview: Helsinki Design Week

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

Published in Features

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

Published in Comment

Pitzhanger Manor, London
4 July 2014 – 24 August 2014

Published in Diary