We Love This: May 2019: Finnish Design

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Yet again, Finland has been named the happiest place on earth according to UN’s 2019 World Happiness Report. We have selected a few of our Finnish design favourites to add a bit of joy to your life the Finnish way, through nature and self-care.

Sagalaga Design sees beauty in each moment, and creates products that are delicate and inviting, inspired by the simple aesthetics of the Nordic nature. With this beautiful, minimalist, wooden candle-holder (top-image), you can have a small piece of the Finnish forest on your table. Tuike is the Finnish word for ‘twinkle’, and indeed, this will bring a special Nordic atmosphere to your home with its twinkling light. Available in natural wood or black.

Sagalaga Design, ‘Tuike’ candle holder, £33.69

www.sagalaga.com

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December XL- chair by Nikari, £1,647

Nikari’s December XL chair has a natural Scandinavian design with a combination of a wooden frame and leather seat. Thanks to its simple Nordic design, the sleek lounge chair suits both modern and traditional interiors. It is a part of Project 2012 Designs for Nature, where Nikari cooperates with WWF Finland and part of the sales price is donated to help protect rainforests and forests globally.

www.finnishdesignshop.com

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Chao & Eero, ‘Koivu’ pendant, approx. £108, Chao & Eero, ‘Koivu’ earrings, approx. £82

Chao & Eero represents a love story: the love of two people for each other, and their love of creating jewellery. Metsä means ‘forest’ in Finnish, and the collection reflects Eero’s personal relationship with the forest, which was his childhood playground and is now a legacy to pass on within the family. Eero and his siblings have planted over 45,000 seedlings in their land over the past few years. In return, these little birch, pine and spruce trees have become the themes for his jewellery, made in the studio in Lahti, Finland.

shop.chaoandeero.com

In Finland, the sauna is an important part of the culture and daily routine. Everybody deserves to own a stylish bathrobe, and the Kivi bathrobe is elegant yet distinct. Lapuan Kankurit only uses absorbent natural materials, which pamper your skin. Bath time is your own time – so why not make the most of it?

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‘Kivi’ bathrobe by Lapuan Kankurit, approx. £197, ‘Kivi’ towel by Lapuan Kankurit, approx. £20.50 & Finding Sisu: In search of courage, strength and happiness the Finnish way by Katja Pantzar, £9.24

In Finland, the sauna is an important part of the culture and daily routine. Everybody deserves to own a stylish bathrobe, and the Kivi bathrobe is elegant yet distinct. Lapuan Kankurit only uses absorbent natural materials, which pamper your skin. Bath time is your own time – so why not make the most of it?

www.lapuankankurit.fi

After moving to Finland, author Katja Pantzar discovered ‘sisu’: the Finnish approach to wellbeing defined by a special kind of resilience, grit and courage. She embraced this way of living and experienced a dramatic turnaround in her health and happiness. In Finding Sisu, Pantzar offers an honest and uplifting account of her physical and psychological health transformation while examining the link between sisu and the Nordic reputation for excellent wellbeing and overall life satisfaction to find the ways in which we, too, can apply sisu to our lives – wherever we may be.

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TEXT: INGRID OPSTAD | PHOTOS: PRESS PHOTOS

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