Gustav Ranin distillery, logotype, Kuopio

Gustav Ranin distillery, logotype, Kuopio Originally uploaded by Gloel. I loved the way how shadow divided this design into the two and gave a depth to this picture. This old distillery was built in 1883 Historical landmarks from four centuries Lignell & Piispanen has deep roots in the history of Finnish industrialisation. The company’s roots go all the way back to 1783, when the construction of a royal distillery was completed at the location of Lignell & Piispanen’s current premises. The same location has witnessed…

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Aalto's voice

From pressrelease of Iittala: 13.02.2006 www.aaltosvoice.com This year Iittala has many reasons to celebrate: in addition to the Aalto vase’s jubilee year, it is 125 years since the company was founded. In addition to being an architect and designer, Alvar Aalto was an opinion leader as a conversationalist and idealist thinker in his circle. In honour of the jubilee year, Iittala will make one of Aalto’s dreams come true: we will open a modern online version of the open discussion forum “the Human Sideâ€? Alvar…

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lewism: About Architecture, Design, and Life in Finland.

lewism.org There is a great blog about Architecture, Design in Finland that exists from 2005, I need to note that I found it only now. Lewis Martin write informative articles on various themes – from some interesting facts about famous designers such Alvar Aalto to fresh novelties of Architecture and Design in Nordic Countries. He has an account on flickr as well, where he posting great photographs. I strongly recommend this site for reading on regular base. Lewis write in About Me: I thought make…

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Light cube

This great Light Cube light is created by designers Simon Anund and Kristian Nilsson from Swedish firm KONKRET FORM. Here is some info about them from Konkret Form site: Konkret Form is Simon Ð?nund and Kristian Nilsson, both born 1977 in Linköping 20 Swedish miles south of Stockholm. The company was formed in 1999 and is now based in Stockholm. We worked for several years together with other artists and designers and felt that we wanted to use our knowledge to make something on our…

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Scandinavian design

Serge Van de Zande from LUON blog wrote in his article about design of Heinz Ketchup Sweden site: Can you build a stylish site to promote a bottle of Ketchup? The Swedes apparently can. Check out the site from Heinz Ketchup Sweden. And even if you don’t understand the language, it’s quite easy to surf the site (that’s what they call good navigation) They also offer some beautiful wallpapers. After your Scandinavian visit, you can compare it with the online brand experience on the Heinz…

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Egg lamp

“egg” – a lamp of combinations to put on the floor, at the table, at a shelf or use it as your dinner table light. “egg”- is a poetic experience of aesthetics and light in harmony. The idea emerged from playful experiments with function, form and material. Casted porcelain with organic material that leaves traces. Glazed on the inside with a crystalline glaze. Polished on the outside. Design by Helenaa Hedegaard Thanks for Designspotter for the link Technorati Tags: egg, design, denmark,

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