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Eero Aarnio: The father of ball chair

Aarnio's ball chair is one of the most pirated furnitures in the world. 


At the age of 84, he is still inspirational and working hard. In this short video Eero Aarnio: The father of Ball Chair, he tells the story how he started his career. 

(photo by YIN Zi)


Elina Brotherus: Photography is a time machine

Elina Brotherus has been doing self-portraits for over 20 years. She got the questions from people all the time, "Why do you want to show yourself?"


In this short video Elina Brotherus: Photography is a Time Machine, she tells her motif behind the lens. 

(photo: YIN Zi)


Nido cabin by Robin Falck

Robin Falck designed and built a 9 square meters cabin on his family's lot when he was 18. 


In this short video Nido Cabin, he tells the story how he started the whole project. 


(photo by YIN Zi)


Ilkka Suppanen: Design is for human and environment

According to the renowned Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen, design only makes sense when it's for human or environment. 


In this short video Ilkka Suppanen: Design for Human and Environment, Suppanen explains his thoughts on design and humanity. 

(photo by YIN Zi)


Kamppi chapel, a silent space

Kamppi chapel is a space of silence in the most chaotic and busy spot of Helsinki.


























In this short video A Silent Space, the head architect tells their inspiration.  

(photos by YIN Zi)

Kukkapuro, the master of chairs

Yrjö Kukkapuro is one of the most famous designers in the world. His Karuselli chair was rated as "the most comfortable chair in the world" by The New York Times in 1970s. 

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In this short video Kukkapuro, The Master of Chairs, the master himself tells his life story in his home studio.

(photos by YIN Zi)

Nikari, a wood tale continues...

Nikari is a company established for more than half a century. It specialises on wood products made with Finnish wood by Finnish workers.






















In this short video Nikari, A Tale of Wood, the founder and carpenter Kari Virtanen tells his passion of wood.

(photos by YIN Zi)


Koroma's tips on a bigger space

As an interior architect, Hanni Koroma has her tricks to make small space bigger. 

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In this short video A Bigger Space, she explains the tips in her home studio. 

(photo from the video)


Jokiniemi, the blind design manager who brings light to people

Jukka Jokiniemi is a blind design manager. His company's main product - bright light, brings light and happiness to people in the dark Nordic winter.












In this short video, Light for Happiness, Jokiniemi tells his story. 

(photos by YIN Zi)

Kaisakirjasto, a library for all

Kaisakirjasto is the main library of University of Helsinki in downtown Helsinki. The space was built on a parking lot between two old buildings in the middle of historical area. 

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In this short video Kaisakirjasto, A Library For All, the architects couple of AOA tells their winning idea. 

(photo from the video)