Finding My Inner Boudoir at Habitare

Who would have guessed? I managed to find the inner Boudoir Spirit of the Interior, Design and Furniture Fair of Habitare. Newly reorganised by team Laura Sarvilinna the fair is interesting, inspiring and great for meeting old/new friends and for design idea shopping or just plain shopping. Open until 11th of September.


All things wooden. On the left a lamp made of chopsticks by Noora Kauppila from Metropolia. The students participated in a project where you had to reuse second class and out rated chopsticks for your designs. On the right a lamp/loudspeaker combo from Isla and flying high in the right hand corner a wooden dildo designed by Tea Latvala for her brand Teatiamo. Could be a good focal point for conversation in your book shelf maybe?


My favourite stand is the Signals trend forecasting area designed by trend spotter Susanna Björklund. Wandered around there for ages and even returned a couple of times. Amazing colours and colour combinations! The pink sofa is from neighbouring stand and the yellow greenish up in the left hand corner is called ‘Tere’ and is designed by Antti Olin for Isku.


THIS is the bath I truly madly deeply desire! But now I already got one from for my Loft Conversion Project so that one will have to do. For now. The floral wallpaper from Mr Perswall in the background would be perfect in my new kitchen behind the open black shelves. Good for turning the attention away from natures photoshop…dust! According to Susanna, wallpapers are delivered promptly in a couple, or four, of days after ordering. A beautiful mix and match of tiles, the encaustic cement ones with turquoise diagonal stripes, that I have my eyes on, are from La Parra. The bath comes in an abundance of different forms and colours and you can find it at The wallpaper and tiled floor are in the ¨Signals¨area.


Always nice to listen to people with clear opinions and beautiful language. The design critic Alice Rawsthorn, writes for New York Times amongst other pulications, is an official friend of Habitare this year. She also was the keynote speaker on Wednesday. Her favorite object is the red cushioned sofa designed by Yuka Takahashi. Alice liked it because of it’s adaptability, the sides goes up and down and the mattress is designed to work as a bed, sofa or chair.

Trash Design’s Henrik Enbom made the lamp from a red plastic canister. Knew it, should not have thrown out all my pink Vanish jars…The red hats are éN by Hanna Sarén and the chair is a design classic by Hiort af Ornäs. I don’t want to think about the fact that I might have sold one of his chairs very cheaply on a flea market some time ago..skriik..


The Kaj Franck 2015 prize was awarded to Markku Salo. I like the way artist and Markku combines different shapes with an open mind. Lots of frilly feminine bits and pieces of the sort we like here.

See you!

PS The Wallpaper in the background on most of the pictures is called ‘Erotic Toile de Jouy’ and is designed by Pascale Risbourg.

PS 2 If you get tired of design you can always go to the Antique or Decor Fair in the same building. New for this year is also Helsinki Art.

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