Archive for September 2016

Habitare2016- Marimekko and Hakola

Finnish Marimekko and Hakola both managed to surprise and be  unique.

MARIMEKKO's patterns had influence from 1970's

Artek's and Hay's products were well combined with Marimekko.

 I just don't know why I got these Jackie O vibes.

Innovative Hakola shelves. Pendant lamps Innojok Pasila. 

Sofa table Hakola and Lempi shelf for Hakola, 
designed by Anni Pitkäjärvi 

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Habitare 2016 - hidden gems

Finnish interior and design fair Habitare introduced many hidden gems, such as Murean acoustic system of which I blogged earlier (click) and some from earlier Habitare (click). Here are some more pearls I found.

Contemporary Finnish design.
Sofa table Plateau/Adea, Mrs Jones sofa / Adea, armchair December / Nikari, Ruutu vase / Iittala, ceramics/Artek, Cushions Minä, Perhonen /Artek, floorlamp Square Form /Finom, 
Painting / Helsinki Contemporary. 

Lavitta chairs/Poiat, trolley Alvar Aalto / Artek, table lamp Akari/Vitra, painting/ Helsinki Contemporary, Berber carpet /Madesign

Hanna-Leena Heikkilä's and Anni Pitkäjärvi's Vuono pendant lamp. Vuono is made of Koskisen very thin and high quality airplane plywood. Beautiful,indirect light. Loved it! I took at least 10 pictures. There's also "Lempi", 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. Check out more about usability from here.

         Anni Pitkäjärvi's "Pinna"  hatrack and I was sold. 
         I pictured this already at home.

White "Lempi" shelf in the living room

Tulikivi Kaira fireplace. Love the modern look in this fireplace. My parents have bigger Tulikivi fireplace and this would fit in urban surroundings perfectly. Soapstone has an excellent capacity to store heat for a basic heater.

ProtoShop department. "Party" chair from Carlo Raymann. 
Beautifully designed chair made of three identical pieces of veneer.

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Murea and Murean - smart and convertible acoustic system at Finnish Parliament House and at home

Ideal for small apartments and villas as well as institutions. Habitare interior fair introduced Murean's integrated audio system, which is easy to install and use.  I see it as a good option for people who want to get rid of extra wires and want to have movie theatre experience at home. 

Different hidden solutions

...inside chest of drawers (Serene drawers 6)
...and in stereo system (Serene stereo)
Murean manufactures stereo systems for consumers, institutions and different organizations. Murean products are applicable with all the modern smart devices, such as Smart TVs, phones and tablets. The linkage between other devices allows you to enjoy audio and video streaming discreetly without extra wires.

Using is easy. Murean products are completely switch and remote control free. Murean Smart Furniture requires no learning at all – the only thing is to use the TV or any portable, for example mobile device as you normally would.

CEO Toni Parikka introduced Murean Vino chest of drawers
Loudspeakers are hidden inside of the top drawer.

In addition to timeless design, loudspeakers also sounded good.  As well as Genelec, Murea is also designed and made in Finland. Murea loudspeakers are designed by Penaudio's Sami Penttilä, who is known for high-end speakers. This is one of the reasons why Murea loudspeakers have numerous references from restaurants, hotels, gyms, churches etc. 

Architecture can create challenges in many ways. Therefore Murea's tailored audio system is used in Finnish Parliament House, Kämp restaurant and Finnish Culture House.

Further information and more details: and 

My sincere thanks to Toni Parikka for introducing Murean products.

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