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ISKU at Expo 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022

ISKU at the Expo 2020 Dubai

Sharing future happiness

The Finland Pavilion “Snow Cape” at the upcoming World Expo 2020 in Dubai UAE combines Finnish natural design and innovation with Arabic visual features. Inspired by the white blanket of snow covering the Finnish landscape in winter, the Pavilion resembles a white tent made of snow. The entrance gives an impression of arriving into an Arabic tent. ISKU is proud to provide the furniture solutions to the Finland Pavilion’s second level, VIP and conference areas, the “Finland Majlis”.

In addition to relating to the unique Finnish history of innovation, the Finland Pavilion represents Finland's closeness to nature and personal exchange. The key themes are related to Sharing future happiness and the symbiosis of people, pure nature and technology. This is in strong accordance with the Expo 2020 theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

Considering the current pandemic, the Finland Pavilion will run on a hybrid model, offering the Expo visitors both physical and virtual experiences. We warmly welcome you to join the flow, experience the Finland Pavilion and meet us in Dubai 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022.

The Finland Majlis at Finland's Snow Cape Pavilion.

The safe and welcoming ”Finland Majlis”

Finland Pavilion has two levels: ground level for the general exhibition and second level with VIP and conference areas, the “Finland Majlis”, furbished by ISKU. The name MAJLIS, an Arabic term meaning "council", used to describe various special gatherings among common interest groups.

Sustainable choices are reflected throughout ISKU’s solutions, which is aligned with sustainability being one of the key themes at the Expo 2020. The furniture solutions emphasize responsible world-class design, innovative technology, high quality and safety.

ISKU VIP area layout Expo2020

Pure materials. High quality. Finnish design. Always responsible.

Our goal is to inspire and create experiences of happiness for the Expo visitors. Well-designed furniture adapts according to the needs of the space and purpose; from a teamwork space to individual solutions that enable physical distancing. We've operated as the pioneer of Finnish design according to these principles since 1928.

As safety and well-being are the core pillars that the future environments build on, ISKU has developed the world’s first antimicrobial furniture collection to be used in any interior. All the ISKU solutions at the Expo are antimicrobial to ensure a welcoming, healthy and safe environment.

ISKU solutions for happiness and well-being

For happiness and well-being.

Making businesses thrive by bringing health, happiness and creativity into daily life is one of our key objectives.

The role of furniture that ensure safety of the people is growing in all shared spaces where infections can easily spread. ISKU+ furniture collection is the world’s first antimicrobial furniture collection for a cleaner environment. The cleaner the space, the lower is a risk of contamination and an infection. ISKU+ solutions convey a firm signal of caring.

“ISKU + antimicrobial furniture provides means to combine world-class design with safety through material choices.” - Antti Olin, ISKU's Design Director.

Responsibly manufactured MyFlow Meeting Chair by the lakeside.

Nordic design for your lifetime journey.

Our design is inspired by Finnish forests, pure raw materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing methods. All our products comply with the strictest quality and safety requirements. ISKU quality means dependability, carefully considered design, professional handicraft and meticulously tested materials.

For example, the novel MyFlow furniture family makes open spaces flexible but intact in design. The variety of materials, including antimicrobial options, allows personalizing furniture according to space and purpose. ISKU solutions enable creating functional spaces and memorable experiences for generations to come.

Responsibly manufactured MyFlow Lounge Chair by the lakeside.

Always responsible.

We design furniture against the culture of disposability and think carefully the entire lifecycle of our products. Sustainable choices are reflected throughout our operations, which is aligned with sustainability being one of the key themes at the Expo 2020.

"Sustainability is one of the key themes at the Expo 2020. For us, responsibility and sustainable choices are concrete actions covering everything from our suppliers and partners, material selection and design to the manufacturing processes and logistics. In addition, all our solutions at the Expo are antimicrobial to ensure the safety of the visitors”, explains the CEO of ISKU, Mr. Arto Tiitinen.

ISKU Kivikko, Amphi and Inkoo Pro high.

Bringing circular economy thinking to life.

With our furnishing solutions, we bring the circular economy thinking to life.

We employ the (PEFC) tracking system to ensure that the wood we use comes from sustainably managed forests. We always prefer environmentally friendly, safe and tested raw materials and use the surplus material from production of one product as the raw material for another.

After the Expo, all our furniture in the VIP Lounge will be circulated further for re-use. With our solutions, we also connect the World Expo visitors to a circular economy mindset for a more sustainable future.