DB Recommends


Design Bureau Recommends…

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, iitala.com

“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, finn-savotta.fi

“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, artek.fi

“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. tonfisk-design.fi

“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, unmonday.com

“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, usstore.marimekko.com

“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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