Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Arabia Finland´s Lumi Collection

When Heikki Orvola designed his Lumi tableware range, he was aiming for a modern and unpretentious festive look. In the Lumi dishes the eye is drawn to the delicate motif that refracts light so beautifully.

You will find the whole range of Lumi tableware from Artic Design, click here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Taika Christmas Ornaments in offer

Taika Christmas Ornaments presents Klaus Haapaniemi's Taika characters on a crystal clear glass ball. Each ornament includes the beautiful details and color of the illustrations from the award winning Taika Collection. Order yours in time as quantities are limited. Now in offer only € 13.00/2 pcs. To buy click here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Swedish Design at Artic Design - ISAK

If you like Marimekko you will sure like also ISAK. ISAK is a Swedish brand of design gifts and retro infused home accessories. They are all about beautiful happy things.

Designer and founder of ISAK is Sandra Isaksson. Sandra’s style is unmistakeably Scandinavian with splashes of colour influenced by her heritage and travels. She is a graphic designer and illustrator, and in her creative studio she works with pattern design for textile, wallpaper and print as well as book design, corporate identity and illustration.

Sandra has created a range of fun and colourful cups, plates, trays and posters to spread a little joy and make the world a prettier place. ISAK’s trays are manufactured in Sweden and made from sustainable Scandinavian birch wood.

You can order the beautiful ISAK products online from Artic Design, click here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Decor - Finnish Christmas Elves

Christmas elves, Tonttu in finnish, are vey popular christmas decorations in Finland.

Christmas elves help Santa Claus to design and make the wonderful toys and gifts he brings to children. They were said to have other duties as well. Some elves take care of Santa's reindeer and keep his sleigh in good condition, ready to fly through the skies on Christmas Eve. Others help Santa keep his naughty and nice list in order, and some elves guard the secret location of Santa's village. Elves make sudden appearances in the days before Christmas, to keep an eye on each children and see which of them are behaving well and obeying their parents. They are believed to be Santa's secret agents and report their findings back to him. People believe that the elves live on the Korvatunturi mountain in Lapland, Finland.

You can buy from Artic Design hand-made finnish Christmas Elves from Silas Tonttukylä, click here to see more.

Arabia Finland Christmas photos

These beautiful photos are from Arabia Finland´s last years Christmas Catalogue. While waiting for the new ones we wanted to share these with you!

You can find a large selection of Arabia Finland products from Artic Design, click here to see more.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Beautiful and happy design from Swedish ISAK

The newest brand at Artic Design is ISAK. If you like Marimekko and Sanna Annukka, check out the ISAK products. ISAK is a Swedish brand of design gifts and retro infused home accessories. They are all about beautiful happy things.

Designer and founder of ISAK is Sandra Isaksson. Sandra’s style is unmistakeably Scandinavian with splashes of colour influenced by her heritage and travels. She is a graphic designer and illustrator, and in her creative studio she works with pattern design for textile, wallpaper and print as well as book design, corporate identity and illustration.

Sandra has created a range of fun and colourful cups, plates, trays and posters to spread a little joy and make the world a prettier place. ISAK’s trays are manufactured in Sweden and made from sustainable Scandinavian birch wood.

You can buy the beautiful ISAK home accessories from here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Arabia Oma Tableware by Harri Koskinen

Oma´s creator is the internationally renowned Finnish designer, Harri Koskinen. Arabia Oma tableware is an ideal choice for an independent-minded, modern-day aesthete whose everyday life consists of individualistic choices. The Oma range comprises an extensive collection of dishes, 20 in all – enough for an entire table setting. A tableware with a very individual soul.
You will find the Oma tableware available here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Order your christmas presents in time

Use code Joulu09 at check-out and you will get a discount of 15% from all products available at Artic Design. Valid until 30.11.2009.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Iittala Discounts

We at Artic Design are already preparing for the new year and making space for new products. You will find in discount Iittala Teema, Kartio, Aino Aalto, Origo and Kivi. We would like to advice also that the Teema sand colour is available only 31.12.2009 after which Iittala does not produce it anymore.

You will find all the fantastic offers from here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Induction Pans from Finnish Hackman

Now you can order also the top quality Finnish Hackman cookware from Artic Design.

Hackman Etiqett:
This elegant set of cookware is designed by Jorma Vennola. Not only does it look impressive, but the range is in a class of its own in terms of performance. Etiqett will give your table setting a touch of elegance as well as making everyday life more practical. The dishes transfer from oven to table, removing the need for separate serving dishes.
The range includes an excellent casserole pan for browning food on the hob, warming or cooking in the oven and for serving the food at table.
The inner surfaces of the casserole pans are coated with Ceratec, a material that withstands high heat and is easy to clean. Efficient five-layer induction base, steam vents in lid, dishwasher and oven safe.

Hackman Rotisser
Hackman’s new Rotisser pan range offers unbeatable toughness and durability.
Designed by Pentagon Design, the timelessly stylish pans are made from hard-anodised aluminium, making them suitable for all kinds of cooking and extremely hard wearing.
The new Rotisser range uniquely combines hard-anodised aluminium pans with a Ceratec° coating. In terms of durability, the range lives up to the expectations of professional chefs as well as demanding home cooks.
Ceratec° coating withstand high temperatures and flambéing. Non-stick surface gives food a good colour and can withstand the use of metal utensils.
Rotisser aluminium pans are paired with beautifully cast steel handles designed to sit comfortably in your hand. The lids are made of steel.
The range can be used in the oven and on the hob.
The hard-anodised aluminium surface is over ten times more durable than ordinary aluminium. The aluminium used in these pans is a superb, light and energy-efficient material. It heats up quickly and distributes the heat evenly, with the sides of the pans heating and cooking the food too.
There are five pans in this professional-quality Rotisser range: Two saucepans, two frying pans and an ovenproof pan.
Suitable for all types of hob.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments

From Artic Design you will find a selection of scandinavian christmas decorations.
Our beautiful finnish hand-made christmas ornaments, Iittala candleholders and lanterns and high quality linen runners and tablecloths will help you to decorate your home for christmas.
Our christmas decorations comes from Aarikka, Finlayson, Lapuan Kankurit, Iittala and Silas Tonttukylä. Order your favourite from Artic Design in time to get it for christmas!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Dinnerware

Iittala offers a range of Christmas colours and timeless classics to help toc reate the right atmosphere. This year Teema glass bowls are available in red for the first time. Teema and Taika products will also be available in red again, and will be joined for the first time by Teema products in elegant pearl grey.

For a special touch Teema bowls, Kivi candleholders, and Aalto vases will be available in purple. Purple is a perfect match for red and pearl grey, and all three colours are easy to mix and match with white, which continues to be a favourite Christmas colour.
Our selection of christmas tableware will help you to set up a beautiful christmas table with scandinavian feeling.You will find the beautiful christmas dishes from here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Moomin Christmas Mug 2009 and Gift Ideas for Moomin Fans

Soft gift ideas for Moomin fans this christmas are the Moomin blankets and duvet sets from finnish Finlayson. All the Finlayson products are made from 100% cotton. See more from here.
Every Christmas Arabia releases a new limited edition of Moomin mug. Surprise is the new seasonal mug for the year 2009 and available only for a limited period of time. Numbers are strictly limited so to make sure you receive one place your order in time.
Available at Artic Design.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas Online with Artic Design

As every year comes the holiday season that brings with it many gifts, desire to impress and make happy your dearest ones. With Artic Design you can save yourself from the shopping stress simply by purchasing online... with a few clicks! Furthermore Artic Design also offers free gift wrapping service.

Iittala is always an excellent choice for a Christmas present. It has something to suit every taste, from design icons such as Aalto vases, functional kitchen objects and decorative items that add a special touch to any environment. All items are also easy to combine together to create something unique and personal. Excellent Christmas presents may be the elegant Iittala glass birds or the Lanterns designed by Harri Koskinen. Also the Decanter designed by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen and new Essence Cocktail glasses, not to mention the Iittala induction cookware, are all an excellent gift idea for Christmas.
From the wonderful collection of Kalevala Jewelry you will find something precious and special to surprise your girlfriend or your wife.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Silver Jewellery from Kalevala Jewelry

Juulia is the new jewellery collectiong from finnish Kalevala Jewelry. The collection includes bracelet, necklace and earrings in silver, gold or bronze.
Juulia's delicate ornamental themes have been inspired by the victory wreaths of the classical era. Heroes were crowned with a wreath, which also became a symbol of eternal life. In the Roman Empire style, glamorising the style characteristics of the classical era, the pure, classical approach was also reflected in architecture. The Juulia series of jewelry celebrates the timeless beauty of the style, using the victory wreath as the theme for the series. The series got its name from the daughter of Julius Caesar, perhaps the most well-known figure to ever wear a laurel wreath. Juulia’s wreath is embellished with genuine stones – red garnet, blue topaz or violet amethyst. Design by Tony Granholm.

You will find Juulia collection available online at Artic Design.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tonfisk Design - KIIKKU living room garden

KIIKKU from Tonfisk Design allows you to bring a bit of summer to your living room all year round. It consists of a walnut wood ladder from which hang four easily removable flower pots. You can leave the ladder to rest against a wall to create a stepped garden. KIIKKU can be used indoors in your living room or also outdoors. The ladder is treated with oil and with time further oil can be applied. The pots are made of vitreous porcelain.

Buy your living room garden online from Artic Design.
Available in white or black.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Iittala induction cookware

Tools cookware is created for entertaining people with an extra large appetite for life. The generously large sizes cover every cooking need, demonstrating that a good meal doubles in size when shared. Highly designed cookware that is developed in collaboration with world-class chefs and materials specialists. Tools offer a broad range of objects to add ease and control to all areas of cooking and serving. Perfect for even the most demanding occasion.
Design by: Björn Dahlström, 1998
Buy from here

Iittala All Steel products, designed by Harri Koskinen, were originally designed for commercial kitchens and professional use. Now these stainless steel products have become a reliable and appreciated tool in domestic kitchens also.
Buy from here

Neo brings distinctive and ergonomic design to cooking and in just three sizes. Neo’s unique pieces, as generous in functionality as in attention to detail, are true examples of Iittala’s lasting mindmade design. Essential objects that will inspire your everyday cooking forever.
Design by: Claesson Koivisto Rune, 2007
Buy from here

The Benefits of Induction Cooking

1) Energy and Cost Efficient. Induction cooking is the most sustainable form of cooking. Notably more efficient than its competitors, gas and electric, induction cooking will help you help the planet. And, by using less energy, your monthly cooking costs will markedly decrease.The heat from induction cooking is provided by a magnetic reaction. A magnetic field transfers the electric energy to the object to be heated. There is a direct transfer of energy, which, in turn, results in greater efficiency. No heat is created by the induction element, instead, it is induced in the object/cooking utensil.

2) Safety. Besides energy efficiency, there is the added bonus of safety. No open flame means less cooking hazards for you and your family.

3) Stay Cool. And since no extra heat is being introduced into the environment, your kitchen will not get miserably hot as you cook. On a hot summer day, you will certainly appreciate this kind of efficiency.

Iittala Cookware is an good gift idea for example for christmas for you favourite cook!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Finnish Design Home Decor from Aarikka

Aarikka Oy is a family business founded in 1954 and today Aarikka is a globally recognised brand and an inseparable part of the history of Finnish industrial design. The company designs and manufactures design products, jewellery and decorative items. Each product is a unique item handmade in Finland using Finnish materials. In addition to Europe, Aarikka´s key sales regions include the United States and Japan.

Now you can find these beautiful objects for home decoration from Aarikka from Artic Design. Great christmas gift idea for a decorator.
Keisarinna gray candleholder

Lehtipuu paper rack

Pisara candleholder

Kuutamo table lamp design by Eero Sairanen

Friday, October 23, 2009

Free Gift Wrap for presents

You will receive free beautiful gift wrap when you are ordering gifts from Artic Design.
Just choose the perfect gift and we will think about the rest from wrapping to shipping. More information here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Finnish Design Jewelry by Marja Suna

Talented artist Marja Suna is perhaps best known as designer of the well-known Marimekko clothes. During her long career Marja Suna has proved to be a skillful user of several materials who besides clothing design has also delved into paper and glass. Ten years ago metal began to interest her as an earlier unknown material. Since 1998 Suna has been designing impressive silver, gold and bronze jewellery for Kalevala Jewelry.

Marja Suna who was awarded the State Prize of Art and Design in 1979 and was selected as the Fashion Designer of the Year in 1998 says that there must be a message or a thought behind all creative work. As fashion artist Suna sees jewellery as an important part of clothing. She thinks about its usability and elegance and its suitability for daily use and for festive occasions. She defines her jewellery designs as classically modern as they represent their own epoch while a part already is on the look-out for new styles.

The reflection of light on surfaces is an important element in her jewellery and the inspiration for her design she gets from the nature. The artist experienses the appearance of the jewellery surface very important aswell as what it tells to its carrier. Marja Suna has designed a.o. the tremendously popular Snow flower jewellery (photo above) line.

You can buy online Snow Flower and other jewelry designed by Marja Suna from Artic Design.

All information from Kalevala Koru.