On the cover Artek 2nd Cycle, TEN, Stool 60, Photography by André Demony
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Front 14 FROM THE EDITOR What’s happening in the winter issue
16 CONTRIBUTORS The people who made this issue happen
18 OUT OF THE MIST Terhen keeps Finland’s sauna traditions alive
20 ÆLFRED THE GREAT Hackney Wick’s vast Scandi design emporium has something for everyone
22 OPINION: FINNISH EMPATHY Understanding is central to the country’s design values, argues Hanna Laikola
Lifestyle 28 TIMELESS IITTALA Items by Alvar Aalto and Oiva Toikka are part of the glass specialist’s 2023 plans
30 DESIGN DESTINATION Some of the best places to eat, drink, stay and sauna during your stay in Finland
36 PETAL GURU Aalto University graduate Irene Purasachit creates practical new products from discarded flower waste
40 IVANA HELSINKI The Finnish fashion, art and film label finds its inspiration in Finnish nature
46 KAKKONEN’S TREASURES Espoo’s EMMA art museum unveils a unique collection of Finnish glass and ceramics
52 PUISTOKATU 4 A climate change research hub with an in-house restaurant brings a Helsinki building back to life
Design 58 VUOKKO AND ANTTI NURMESNIEMI Finland’s husband-and-wife design team are celebrated at Design Museum Helsinki
66 BEAUTIFUL BATHROOMS In this Promotional Feature, GRAFF shares its take on empathetic design
68 WOODCRAFT FOLK More than three-quarters of Finland is covered by forest, and young studio Vaarnii is making the most of its timber resources
72 YATOFU CREATIVES The Helsinki design studio tells ICON how it focuses on designing to enhance human connections
74 NORDIC MODERNISM An innovative player in the world of design, Artek builds on the heritage of Alvar Aalto
82 MARIMEKKO: THE ART OF PRINTMAKING A new book celebrates 70 years of the fashion brand’s feel-good and bold designs in pictures
90 SECOND LIFE Artek 2nd Cycle’s platform for pre-loved design allows the furniture company’s classics to find new homes
94 EERO AARNIO At 90, the inventor of the Bubble chair and the Ball chair is still coming up with new ideas
100 NEW NORWEGIAN In this Promotional Feature, we highlight the Norwegian designers and brands making themselves heard
102 TANK MANOEUVRES Alvar Aalto’s Armchair 400 gained its nickname from its robust shape – and helped to bring its designer new international recognition
104 YRJÖ KUKKAPURO How Finland’s great chair designer modelled his designs on casts of his own body
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