What characterizes Finish design – for me – is the connection with nature. From the materials they use, to the designs they make: it’s simple, pure and of high quality. If the travel agency would’ve allowed it, I would’ve brought a shitload of stuff with me (I mean: an Artek vintage store was located right across the hotel…!). But since that was not going to happen, I decided to pay some extra attention to stationary and office supplies. Notebooks, cards, wrapping paper: everything to update my little home office. So I did some research and wanted to share my fav shops and designers from Helsinki with you guys.
Cute store in the Design District of Helsinki. From original wrapping paper to cards and notebooks.
Also located in the design strict, but this store covers some ground. Not gigantic, but a lot more stuff to look at and a large selection of notebooks.
A concept store for Finish art, design and craft. You’ve got until the 4th of October to visit their exhibition TypoCraft Helsinki 2015. Typography-related workshops and events will also be organised during the exhibition; what’s not to like!
Well known throughout Scandinavia: lots of knickknacks for you home. Plus their erasers actually work (event the ones on the pencils).
5. Sala Kauppa
This is the odd one out: it’s a design shop filled with cool and unique designs. Their Russian doll collections are utterly cool and on my wish list! Definitely want this sea ‘Russian doll’ set for my home office.