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We wish to inspire you through visionary insights about innovative thinking, sustainable interior solutions and responsible design.

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Back at the office!

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.

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Why we didn’t pay attention to contact surfaces earlier and what they can offer for work interiors?

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.

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You Snooze, You lose.

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.

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Come along to a sustainable purchasing journey

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.

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Design and Quality – you deserve it!

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!

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Responsibility is actions

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.

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#workingfromhome

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.

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Antimicrobial efficacy on furniture contact surfaces

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.

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Learning design elements in the times of crisis

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.

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Hybrid learning is a requirement of the new normal

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.

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How indoor hygiene and furniture can be tied together?

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.

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The modes of working are transforming rapidly and permanently – are we ready?

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?

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