June 21, 2021. Written by Joonas Vikström @ Joonas Vikström
After a time of new normal with remote working and social distancing, we have another paradigm shift lurking behind the corner: The great return to the office. But are we returning to the same “old normal” it used to be, or have we learned something new?
May 24, 2021. Written by Reetta Sohlman
Finnish design, quality, know-how and innovation are brought together to create unforgettable and safe exhibition experiences for the visitors of the Finland Majlis at the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE. Get a sneak peek and join the ride towards the Expo.
April 12, 2021. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
The concept of work has now a new meaning. Aesthetics and the way the users experience the space strongly influence productivity, motivation and work well-being. In an inspiring and stimulating work environment the employees thrive.
March 15, 2021. Written by Joonas Vikström @ Joonas Vikström
The pandemic raised the awareness on contact surfaces in public premises. Contact surfaces are an integral part of the chain of infection. A maintenance-free option for infection prevention in work interiors is ISKU+ antimicrobial furniture concept.
March 1, 2021. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
What does agility in an organization really mean? It’s evident that year 2020 changed our operational environments rapidly and irrevocably. Year 2021 now calls for new leadership to support individuals fighting the pandemic fatigue and navigating with social restrictions.
Agility of organizations is all about people – applying the principles of agile in all levels of organization. This can be learned only by doing in an operational culture where everyone is enabled and empowered to create, to learn through trial and error, and to adapt new ways of thinking.
January 11, 2021. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
Considering our planet’s current state, it’s an imperative for both individuals and enterprices to shift to greener and more sustainable lifestyle. Companies need to show to their customers, employees and other stakeholders that they operate a responsible business when it comes to social, environmental and governance issues.
There is no better time than today to take actions towards sustanaible way of living. Every buying decision is a new opportunity to reduce negative and simultaniously to enhance positive environmental and social impacts by one’s own actions. Every purchase matters.
December 16, 2020. Written by Antti Olin @ Antti Olin
The past year has brought us to face a new normal in many ways. The interior and furniture solutions that surround us, play a major role in a working day experience.
MyFlow is a novel furniture family that creates a unified look into an environment. Energy, soft shapes and forms as the source of inspiration, MyFlow brings joy to any working day. So, when we finally get back to the office, let’s do it with style and quality!
November 6, 2020. Written by Kaisa Vuori @ Kaisa Vuori
Our northern surroundings have shaped us. They have made us into creative and practical team players. We have courage to do things differently. We take responsibility for each other and the environment. To us, sustainable development comes naturally and responsible operations mean actions. We believe in design, individuality, craftmanship and quality. We build environments that offer safe and comfortable places for us to grow up, study, work and thrive.
October 12, 2020. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
Working from home has become a lifeline for many businesses and our perception of office has expanded to any place in which a professional person conducts business. When favoring remote work, both the employers and employees need to pay attention to physical, cognitive as well as to social and organizational matters.
Also, the ergonomic choices in home offices are just as important as if you were working in an employer’s office.
September 28, 2020. Written by Joonas Vikström @ Joonas Vikström
Several studies indicate that ISKU+ antimicrobial furniture increase antimicrobial efficacy on surfaces. Antimicrobial contact surfaces are proven to relate to significantly reduced microbe amounts and to plummeted short-term absenteeism.
All in all, antimicrobial indoor spaces are less contaminated helping us fight the infections in shared spaces.
August 31, 2020. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
Educators and school providers are now vigorously looking for new practices to meet all the addressed expectations shaded by Covid-19. “Marie Kondo-ing” the curriculum, building bonds and enhancing interaction is now more important than ever. Also, the learning environments need to be re-imagined to accommodate the required safety protocols in the school buildings that haven’t changed since March 2020.
August 17, 2020. Written by Tiina Malste.
All of a sudden last spring, mostly unwillingly and unprepared, we got caught up in the whirlpools of hybrid pedagogy, being in need to combine face-to-face instruction with online activities. Many of our pedagogical experts and students are highly competent in the face-to-face component of the hybrid but less practiced with being physically apart from each other.
August 3, 2020. Written by Joonas Vikström @ Joonas Vikström
The importance of hand washing and cleaning the essential contact surfaces has never been so obvious as it has become along the year 2020. Those practices can be considered as the key corner stones of indoor hygiene. If one still wonders why, the simple answer can be found from the human nature and the compulsive urge to touch your face.
June 29, 2020. Written by Elise Tarvainen @ Elise Tarvainen
The last few months have brought us together to find a solution to a shared challenge of finding new ways and spaces to work. The core question is, how can we foster interaction and team collaboration without being physically too close to each other?