Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Beautiful Scandinavian Simplicity

Words that you would associate with Scandinavian design include minimalist, uncomplicated, functional simplicity. Tonfisk Design, a design company from Finland are no different.

Tony Alfström from Finland and Brian Keaney from Ireland met while studying for their Master's Degrees at the University of Art & Design in Helsinki, they believed there was a gap in the market for innovative tableware and so on December 17th 1999 they founded Tonfisk Design.

I love how they take contemporary designs and create a uniquely functional item. I love this style of design. Here are my favourites...

The sugar bowl in this milk and sugar set rests on top of the jug as you pour the milk.

There is something so inviting about this tea set from Tonfisk's Warm range. I can just picture curling up on the couch with a good book while warming my hands around this tea set!

Tonfisk Designs can be found in Ireland at Nordic Living Ltd. Blackrock, Dublin and Siena Design, 29 Patrick St. Kilkenny. To find out more you can visit their website by clicking here.

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