NOWNESS invited Finlandâ€™s top contemporary design talent to showcase their work in the home of the countryâ€™s greatest most celebrated aesthete, Alvar Aalto. Today preserved as an
atmospheric museum, the Alvar Aalto house, which was the architectâ€™s domicile and studio from 1936 until his death, is an intimate memorial to the modernist master. The clean lines, functionality and unpretentious nature of classic Finnish design pioneered by Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Kaj Franck still permeates much of the work by the disciplineâ€™s current stars. Here we select our top Finnish designers for further scrutiny.
Jussi Takkinen â€œUntitledâ€ folding chair and â€œOsioâ€ wall clock, Matti SyrjÃ¤lÃ¤ â€œRiukuâ€ stool and â€œLoisteâ€ storm lantern, Hannu KÃ¤hÃ¶nen â€œKapenevaâ€ bench, Ville Kokkonen â€œWhite 4â€³ table lamp, Ilkka Suppanen â€œKaasaâ€ lantern, Klaus Haapaniemi â€œRabbit Throwâ€, Marko Nenonen â€œLounge Chairâ€, Harri Koskinen â€œRemain in Lightâ€