While Marimekkois a global business, it’s very much a local one too. The fashion and homewares company still prints many of its own fabrics at its headquarters in Helsinki - the same textile printing facility that they have been using since 1979. And a great deal of its designers are Finnish women. The Marimekko label, started in 1951, is an institution in Finland, a country where design is not...

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architects ville hara & anu puustinen

Finland may only be a country of 5.4 million people, but it produces some amazing architecture and design. Even withstanding its size and population. Take this garden shed by Avanto Architects for Kekkilä Garden. It was co-designed with Linda Bergroth, and the model you see pictured above is one she adapted for her summer house. The duo who founded Avanto are Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen. Among...

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