Right in the heart of seaside Helsinki, the Old Market Hall reopens to a new chapter. The gem of the market hall is Story, the cafe-restaurant opened June right in the high-ceilinged middle section and designed by Joanna Laajisto, Creative Studio.
The Intro restaurant and bar, located in the Finnish town of Kuopio, was reopened in the autumn of 2014 after extensive reconstruction. The author of the new interior conception is the Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio, from Helsinki.
Mingus is a pendant lamp designed by Cecilie Manz for Lightyears. She wanted to create a simple and technologically uncomplicated pendant lamp that hides the modern low-energy light bulbs, provides good lighting and can be used for many purposes.
In 1839 the industrial weaving of cotton fabrics was established in Tampere, Finland. Employee housing was built and a school was founded in conjunction with the cotton mill, followed by a sickness fund, a hospital, a library and a church. Finlayson's cotton mill opened the first savings bank and a cooperative in Tampere.
In the Finlayson employed half the population of Tampere. The cotton mill was the first employer in Finland to offer industrial work also to women. Finlayson's high quality products received several awards at international exhibitions.