Aarikka’s spring/summer 2017 collection has taken its inspiration from nature: the lakes of Saimaa, its peninsulas, beaches and beach cliffs. The joy of spring and summer is transmitted in the collection’s playfulness, the beautiful surface of wood, the apple blossom tone and gentle wind chimes.
The Saimaa range, Aarikka’s stylishly laid-back new addition, brings new and interesting shapes and playfulness to sauna spaces with its wall sconces and its towel hooks that resemble fishing floats. This range, designed by Anni Pitkäjärvi, also includes a sauna thermometer, a small and large wall shelf, a towel clip, a small and large vase as well as stylish Saimaa textiles.
Kajo is reading light that can be folded near to the wall or stretch away from the wall. Kajo´s structure is giving a shadow to the wall when the light source is turned against to the wall.
Metal pipe, sheet metal, brass fittings, led light
Studio photo: Kimmo Metsäranta
Picture from my Talenshop booth from Habitare fair 2016. Photo: Kari Nyyssönen
O is a pendant lamp that resemble Finnish lake clam. Clam shell is very thin and fragile, so is O. Shell is made out of round and very thin airplane plywood sheets, in the hard of the lamp is white big light bulb. Plywood sheets are gently resting over the bulb. Pendant lamp sheets goes in flat pack.
Lempi is a small buduoir shelf, which can be placed in a bedroom, bathroom or entrance hall. It can be used to display one's favourite perfumes and jewelry. The circular frame has been inspired by art deco style and it can be used for hanging clothes, a towel, or maybe a beloved dress to decorate the room. The frame is collapsible.
Trade show appearance:
Habitare furniture fair 2016, Talentshop, Helsinki, Finland
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016, Hakola Oy. Stockholm, Sweden
Habitare furniture fair 2015, Hakola Oy, Helsinki, Finland Habitare furniture fair 2014, Protoshop, Helsinkin, Finland
Lempi shelf also won the public voting for best product in Protoshop exhibition in Habitare furniture fair 2014!
Asun #5, Finland 9/2016 Gloria koti, Finland 9/2016 Deko, Finland 9/2016
Avotakka, Finland 2/2106 Asun, Finland 1/2016 Deko, Finland 1/2016
Deko, Finland 12/2015 Avotakka, Finland 10/2015 Avotakka, Finland 9/2015 Deko, Finland 9/2015
Koti ja keittiö, Finland 11/2014 Glorian Koti, Finland 10/2014 Avotakka, Finland 9/2014
Pinna is a modernized interpretation of a hat shelf. In contrast to the traditional rectangular shelf, Pinna has the shape of a half circle that forms a basket-like structure. Its central part functions as a container for scarves and gloves and the rounded edge holds hangers for coats. Pinna exists also as a version with three hooks that are attached to the inner arc. The hooks can be used to hang a coat or a purse.
Trade show appearance:
Habitare 7-9.9.2016. Talentshop, Helsinki, Finland Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016, Okdesign. Stockholm, Sweden Habitare 9-13.9.2015. Protoshop, Helsinkin, Finland
Avotakka, Finland 9/2015 GlorianKoti, Finland 9/2015
PINNA HATSHELF GOT RECOGNITION FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERIOR DESIGN JOURNALIST IN FINLAND 2016
The Association of Interior Design Journalists in Finland have selected the 12 best Finnish interior design products of the year 2016. The editors’ choices are introduced as a part of Habitare Fair in Messukeskus. The awarded pieces present unique design and functionality.
The association wants to present at the Fair the beautiful and functional Finnish design, which reflects the modern daily needs. The award-winning products are not only attractive, they also appeal to the senses and agree on our values. The selected products are largely locally produced and designed. The award-winning products are a combination of beautiful form, deeper thought and problem-solving ability. The designers and the manufacturers have made the concrete actions to make our daily life easier and more sustainable.
The Aalto University Ultramarine exhibition presents fourteen easychairs designed by first year furniture designer master students. The chair are made of 1,5mm thick airplane grade plywood and 15x15mm steel tube, all painted black and ultramarine blue.
The Ultramarine exercise brings together the important issues of furniture design, including structure, composition, function and most important of all, the personal artistic experession of the desinger."
Vekki space divider / 2015 /Aalto University and Linak Ltd.
“Vekki” is a textile surface space divider, whose height can be adjusted according to need.
Movement in creative designs
LINAK Finland has had a co-operation project with Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. The idea was to design a novel piece of furniture where movement, achieved by using LINAK electric actuators, would play a major role in its functionality. Five works were chosen to be manufactured to prototypes. They were presented in Helsinki Design Week 2015 at the stand by name “Up & Down.” We expect to show the “Vekki” space divider and the “Obelisk” clock at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016.
Trade show appearance:
ID Helsinki - Interior and design, 6-7.9.2016, Helsinki, Finland Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016, Linak Ldt. Stockholm, Sweden Helsinki Design Week 2015, Aalto University & Linak Ldt. Helsinki, Finland
Photos: Aleksi Tikkala
New Ways of Working with LINAK, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016
Moving Towards New Ways of Working
Vekki in action 1:44
Tähtisumu / Tanssi
F/W 2015 and S/S 2016
Dazzlingly impressive, Tähtisumu gleams in colour or dramatic black.
Materials: wood, jewellery metal and rubber string. Handmade in Finland.
Solid colored brown glass, steel and oxidized steel, 300 x 900 x 600mm. Tabletops are movable: the plates can be re-arranged within steel frame.
Interior and concept design, 2015
Artek tearoom is a modern and Scandinavian interpretation of the traditional tearooms. It takes its inspiration from minimalist Japanese teahouses which traditional elements have been modernized to 21st century.
Habitare Furniture Fair 2015, Helsinki, Finland.
Design by Studio Finna: Anni Pitkäjärvi and Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä.