The figureheads of Scandinavian home design: Muuto, Hay and Iittala

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Denmark and Finland are famous for their extraordinary, timeless design and can look back on numerous icons such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Kay Bojesen. Her designs had a lasting impact on the design world – and are still popular today. If you are looking for creative living ideas, you’ve come to the right place with the new Scandinavian home design from Muuto, Hay or Iittala.

Iittala – a pioneer of the beloved Scandinavian design

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There is no seating furniture at Iittala, but the selection of kitchen utensils, table decorations and home accessories is huge. The traditional company was founded as a glassworks at the end of the 19th century in the small town of Iittala in southern Finland. In our own glass blowing workshop, glass art is created by human hands. The materials ceramic, metal and concrete now complement the diverse product portfolio. Contrary to the typically Scandinavian reluctance to use colors, Iittala is brave. Colorful designs and graphic decorations on tealight vessels, candlesticks, vases, dishes and home textiles make this clear. Curious? These and other furnishing highlights from Iittala are included Found4you.

Bioethanol fireplace designed by Ilkka Suppanen for Iittalla


After well-known designers such as Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala and Oiva Toikka, the Finnish manufacturer recently won another top designer: The Japanese Issey Miyake is known for fashion creations and fragrances. For Iittala he designed the “Iittala X Issey Miyake” collection, consisting of textiles, porcelain and glass in shapes inspired by the art of folding origami.

Hay – design from Denmark


The young design brand Hay from Copenhagen has been stirring up the design world for several years. Company founder Rolf Hay deliberately revives the classic furniture design of the 1950s and 60s. The proven furniture tradition will be continued and further developed with a view to the future. A brave plan, after all, little Denmark has already produced great designers like Arne Jacobsen. The Hay collections include seating, side tables, carpets and home accessories. There are also mirrors, bathroom accessories and practical household accessories. The advantage of Hay: great design at reasonable prices.

Woody impresses with its reduced form

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The brand, which was founded almost 15 years ago, gained fame among other things through the “Wooden Hand”, a decorative, approximately 20 centimeter large wooden hand with movable finger joints. It sets accents on the desk as well as on the bookshelf, but also as a jewelry holder in the bedroom. A nice living idea and a great gift idea.

The Copenhagen company Muuto


Muuto’s design is bold and very modern. The company name comes from the Finnish word muutos, which means “new perspective”. That fits! The focus is on sustainability and functionality. Muuto is known for stylish seating furniture, tables, lights, multifunctional shelving systems and practical storage options. Just like Hay, Muuto is still quite young. The company was founded in 2006. Since then it has shaped the new Scandinavian style of living significantly.

Oslo sofa designed by Anderssen and Voll


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