We visit Finnish clothing designer Samu-Jussi Koski, who runs the Samuji label, known for quality and timelessness.
It’s easy to think that Christmas was made especially for Finland when you visit a traditional Christmas market (slideshow).
Helsinki Design Week celebrates its tenth anniversary with recycled fabrics, car-free urban planning solutions and more.
Three new neighbourhoods show how the Finnish capital is innovating to meet the needs of a growing urban population.
We talk to a couple of the numerous Finnish designers currently making a name for themselves around the world.
Finnish design is for everyone. A family in Finland shows how world-famous design items form part of daily life.
The Finns are on a first-name basis with design. Join our grand Finnish design tour.
The rumours of cold stone-faced Finns are more appropriate for their local statues, as their lively history will tell.
Pioneering projects in Finnish architecture are earning global attention and setting new trends.
Finnish brands like Angry Birds and Marimekko join international partners for new co-branding efforts this autumn.
Ask Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka what a typical day in her life looks like, and you won’t get a straight answer.
With sales of around eight million units over the years, Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2013.
Anu Penttinen likes cityscapes, loud colours and expressive forms. Finland’s new generation of glass artists is here.
Ivana Helsinki founder, designer and filmmaker Paola Suhonen says she designs art, not fashion.
On our Top 12 list of Finnish design that contributes to wellbeing: sauna, Moomins, Marimekko and a few surprises.
Two people fall in love with Finnish design and end up working in Finland’s cutting-edge mobile game industry.
We try out a fun, new smartphone app for rediscovering landmark buildings by Alvar Aalto in the Finnish capital area.
Sustainability: A plastic Futuro house lands in Espoo and two intriguing, modern, wooden structures pop up in Helsinki.
A unique World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project shows how fonts in urban settings relate to local knowledge.
Johan Olin and Aamu Song show Secrets of Russia at Kiasma as part of Helsinki’s year as 2012 World Design Capital.
Who said colours are vitamins for the mind? Learn this and more in the award-winning film The Unique Design of Finland. (Photo: Pål Allan/Iittala)
At the Fashion Library in 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki, you don’t need to empty your wallet to fill your wardrobe.
In World Design Capital Helsinki, the university’s Think Corner has books, ideas, coffee and street-level action.
At the very centre of 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki, urban gardening sprouts amid disused railway tracks.
In Helsinki’s year as World Design Capital 2012, students and senior citizens tackle the issues of an aging population.
Helsinki is World Design Capital in 2012. It’s an exciting time to pose questions and seek fresh perspectives.
The Finnish festival season continues long into the autumn. We list our fall favourites in a calendar for you.
Tikau combines Scandinavian design with the aesthetics and craftsmanship of rural areas of India, providing a unique alternative to mass-produced products.
Two Finnish designers are creating unique jewellery and donating the profits to efforts to clean up the overloaded ocean.
Culture Gallery is a chic, interactive website that showcases the work of young, exciting Finnish artists and designers.
Anu Pentik tells the rags-to-riches story of her famous design brand: "Even in difficult times, the only option was to go forward."
Work hard, play hard: The Design Factory, part of Helsinki's new Aalto University, churns out ideas, projects and products.
Designer Tapio Wirkkala's artworks can be seen in the world's most esteemed museums – and also in regular Finnish homes.
Welcome to the land of Oz – a jewellery shop run by a goldsmith and a silversmith in downtown Helsinki.
A long-awaited exhibition about Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen continues its tour, now in the US.
Finland has gone from forestry-based to technology-based economy, and is now undergoing a further transition to service-dominated society.
We meet Harri Koskinen, a famous designer who is so modest that he doesn't even admit to being modest.
"People can carry their holidays with them, and rest when they wish," said Timo Sarpaneva, one of the greats of Finnish design.
The label "functionalism" does not do justice to describing the artistic achievement of architect and designer Alvar Aalto.