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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

To coincide with our preview of Helsinki Design Week, we hand-picked some of our favorite Finnish gear.

1) Sarpaneva cast-iron pot by Iittala, $295,

“This pot cooks food so evenly and looks bad-ass too. The detachable wood handle adds a nice touch.”

— Chris Force, editor-in-chief

2) Back Bag 212 by Harri Koskinen for Savotta, $163,

“This has all the functionality and style I could ask for in a backpack. I love the contrast in colors and cleanliness of its design.”

— Michael Bodor, designer

3) Stool 60 by Artek, $239,

“I love the simplicity in this birch stool as well as the pop of color. Plus, it looks like the perfect height for my cat to jump up onto.”

— Amanda Koellner, associate editor

4) Warm tea set by Tonfisk Design, $192, shop.

“The walnut on this tea set is beautiful to look at, and the interactive design makes for an interesting talking piece when I have guests over.”

— Ravi Sathia, design intern

5) Model 4.3 wireless speaker by Unmonday, $958,

“Stylish, wireless, and Apple compatible, this porcelain-encased speaker was built to last and, more importantly, sound good. And because its six sides utilize motion- sensor technology to change audio channels when the device is rotated, you’ll never again fumble for an easily lost speaker remote.”

— Scott Morrow, managing editor

6) Sääpäiväkirja salad platter by Marimekko, $108,

“I love the way Marimekko depicts Finnish weather patterns in its Weather Diary collection. Doesn’t this salad plate make you want to drop everything and visit Finland in the fall?”

— Jenny Palmer, marketing director

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