"iittala, a brand always operating on the cutting edge of design and art, is a perfect fit here."
Fiskars Group retail designer Vesa Liuhanen drew inspiration from functionalist aesthetics and translated these to fit a contemporary retail setting. All colours, materials and shapes were inspired by the thirties, such as the cream-coloured walls, the black linoleum floors and rounded corners of the furniture. To approximate the original materials, Tchai’s project manager travelled back and forth to Finland with samples to get the look and feel just right. For example, the curly birch used for the door handles and on top of the central presentation units.
"All colours, materials and shapes were inspired by the thirties..."