Monthly Archives: setembro 2010

2010/09/15 15:22

Young Finnish Architecture!

14m2 Summer cottage



Levels. Everything is about levels. Mastering them is a gift… or hard work, of course!

This is why I love Finnish Architecture: simplicity + objectivity = beauty. This equation has been resulting into a consistent Architecture production for the past century in this country. This one is no different example and it is all packed up into 14m2. How great can it be? Great! The Architect Jussi Palva from Verstas welcomed us to his tiny summer cottage (almost every Finn owns one) in a beautiful afternoon, just a few steps from the Batlic Sea. What I found very interesting is how they re-interpreted the very strict Finnish regulation concerning the aesthetic standards in the area into this prety thing. Sorry about the girlish adjectives, I can’t help myself. Check it out!

Welcome to Iitala’s Factory!

This was another fantastic experience made possible by Adélia Borges. This is Iitala Factory! The visit followed a great dinner with all Iitala’s designers. I set right next to the legendary Oiva Toikka, what else could I ask for?

2010/09/14 19:00

Marimekko – how pretty is Mary’s dress…

Thank the kindness of the great Brazilian Design Journalist Adélia Borges I was invited to take part in an amazing experience: to visit Marimekko’s Factory and have dinner with the designers. Marimekko’s fans, such as myself, can understand how crazy I went seeing all those fantastic fabrics being printed. Long live Marimekko and Adélia Borges!

2010/09/12 07:24

Finland. Finally.

Otaniemi Campus by Alvar Aalto

Finland. Finally.

For those who don’t know, I am currently living in Finland. My love and respect for Finnish design have, once more, brought me here. I am getting a Masters Degree from Aalto University School of Art and Design, TAiK.

I’ll try to use the blog as a tool to keep you informed and to try to share the great experiences I am having here.

To whom it may concern: Oiti design has NOT taken a  break (not even a day) due to my stay in Finland. There is a fantastic team, in Brazil, working to produce and deliver your orders. And thanks to technology, I am working from Helsinki.

Welcome to Helsinki!

Otaniemi Campus by Alvar Aalto