NowHere Finland 2012 – Environmentally friendly design

3.9.2012

My previous post was about TaitoShop and Finnish crafts. I continue with the same topic because we visited in Design Shop in Savonlinna which is part of NowHere Finland 2012 event.

I love handmade products, and if they are also environmentally friendly, I love  them even more. These products were both so I really want to show you them!

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NowHere Finland 2012 focuses on environmentally friendly design – and on concrete products, works, acts and concepts. In environmentally friendly design products are designed to have minimal impact on the environment. The design process takes into account the entire product life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials to product disposal.”

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This spaghettistraptop was my favourite in the whole shop

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I promised to buy it as a gift to myself after I`ve lost my pregnancy kilos 😉 Hopefully next summer…

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You`ll find other ILOMIELI ekodesign products here.

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I also like the patterns in Riikka Vierikko`s fabrics, like this pine pattern

You`ll find an article in English about Riikka Vierikko and her work here.  Riikka Vierikko`s husband Jarkko Väisänen is a world-famous blacksmith and he also has his own company, Tuakon Takomo. You`ll find pictures about his works here.

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I like details. This Jaakko`s handmade coffee scoop would be one very nice detail in our kitchen!

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Taikatuu was totally new company for me….

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…but I instantly fell in love to its colourful and vivid style!

You`ll find more information about Taikutuu here.

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These coffee pan hoods were my favourite!

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NowHere Finland 2012 is a part of Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 event. You`ll find the whole programme  of Helsinki World Design Capital here.

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