Denmark and Finland are famous for their extraordinary, timeless design and look back on numerous icons such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Kay Bojesen. Their designs shaped the design world sustainably – and are still popular today. If you are looking for creative residential ideas, the new Scandinavian living design of Muuto, Hay or Iittala is just right.
Iittala – A pioneer of the beloved Scandinavian design
At Iittala there is no seating furniture, but the selection of kitchen utensils, table decoration and living accessories is huge. The traditional company was founded as a glashütte at the end of the 19th century in the small town of Iittala in southern Finland. In our own glassblowing, glass art is created by human hands. Meanwhile, ceramic, metal and concrete materials complement the diverse product portfolio. Contrary to the typical Scandinavian restraint regarding colors, Iittala shows itself brave. Colorful design and graphic decorations of tealight pots, candlesticks, vases, crockery and living textiles make this clear. Curious? These and other means Highlights of Iittala’s at Found4you .
Bioethanol fireplace designed by Ilkka Suppanen for Iittalla
The Finnish manufacturer has recently won another top designer, according to famous designers such as Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala and Oiva Toikka. Issey Miyake is known for fashion creations and fragrances. For Iittala, he designed the collection “Iittala X Issey Miyake”, consisting of textiles, porcelain and glass in forms inspired by origami folding.
Hay – Design from Denmark
The young design brand Hay from Copenhagen has been mixing the design world for several years. Founder of the company, Rolf Hay, consciously revives the classic furniture design of the 1950s and 1960s. The proven furniture tradition is continued and further developed with a view forward. A bold plan, after all, the small Denmark has already produced quite large designers like Arne Jacobsen. Hay’s collections include seating furniture, side tables, carpets and home accessories. There are also mirrors, bathroom utensils and practical household accessories. The advantage of Hay: great design at reasonable prices.
Woody impresses with its reduced shape
The brand, which was established just under 15 years ago, gained popularity through the “Wooden Hand”, a decorative wooden hand with a fingerboard of about 20 cm. She places accents on the desk as in the bookshelf, but also as a jewelery holder in the bedroom. A beautiful residential idea and a great gift.
The Copenhagen company Muuto
The design of Muuto is brave and very modern. The company name derives from Finnish word muutos and means “new perspective”. That fits! Sustainability and functionality are at the forefront. Muuto is known for stylish seating, tables, lighting, multifunctional shelving systems and practical storage facilities. Just like Hay, Muuto is still quite young. The company was founded in 2006. Since then it characterizes decisively the new Scandinavian style of living.