Category Archives: Product Design

Saana ja Olli

Admiring the textile collection and product line of Saana ja Olli, a designer couple and an award-winning design company from Turku, Finland. Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen design their own patterns inspired by ancient Nordic folklore and produce their hemp textile collection in south western Finland. You can follow them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Saana ja Olli.

The Tokyo Cork

TheTokyoCorkWe love the cork seat stool that we found in the Japanese online store, The Tokyo Cork. 80% of this natural material (cork) is harvested in Portugal and Spain but the plant does not grow in Japan. They have, however, found a process to recycle discarded wine bottle corks and created this impressive product line. The handmade stool seat itself requires about 350 used corks.

Images: Courtesy of The Tokyo Cork.

Dento House

DentoHouseAdmiring the product line of this Japanese design shop, Dento House. The company has brought together prestige designers of Japan to produce a product line that marries traditional crafts with modern sensibilities. Particularly liking the graphics on the kokeshi dolls.  You can view the rest of their product line on their website and can also follow them here on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Dento House.