Finnish fashion on the spot in Pitti Uomo January 2018

Finnish fashion industry got some great news earlier this year when Finland was chosen for a guest nation in Pitti Uomo Fashion trade show in January 2018. To be chosen as a theme country it means that there will be introduced ten finnish fashion brands but also going to more deeper to finnish lifestyle, culture … More Finnish fashion on the spot in Pitti Uomo January 2018

Let’s go to Sauna!

If you want to understand Finnish culture, sauna is where to start. Sauna is deep in finnish traditions and you can find it basically in every flat or house! Approximately there is over 2 million saunas in Finland for population of 5,3 million. Mostly saunas are heated electrically but the traditional way is heated by … More Let’s go to Sauna!

Finnish Nightmares

Say hello to Matti, stereotypical Finn who loves peace, quiet and personal space. Maybe some of you can relate to him too? Behind these hilarious “Finnish nightmares” is Karoliina Korhonen. She created these cartoons just by accident and really fast everyone was talking about Matti “the average Joe”. After the first publish in Facebook she … More Finnish Nightmares

Alvar Aalto furniture design – Artek

Here I want to continue my talk about Alvar Aalto. Last time I talked about his masterpiece Savoy Vase but now I will focus on his furniture design. Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino Aalto founded 1939 furniture company called Artek (Art + Technology) with visual arts promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl.   Their business … More Alvar Aalto furniture design – Artek

Icon of Finnish design – Savoy Vase

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a Finnish designer and architect. One of the most significant persons in Finnish design. His wide range of work in architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware was impressive. He had designed several hospitals, concert houses, museums and private homes around the world. Also he designed several items which are still nowadays popular … More Icon of Finnish design – Savoy Vase

Suomi Finland 100

This year 2017 is important year for Finland. Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independency! Official independence day will be in December 6. but the whole year will include lot of events and exhibitions not only in Finland but also around Europe. The centenary celebration has a theme which is “together”. It reflects well … More Suomi Finland 100