When we started to build our vacation home, a key issue was sustainability. How to make an energy efficient, healthy and timeless wooden house that could be habited by our family year around? Geothermal heating to keep suitable warmth indoors and solar panelling to heat the water were options to make the living more comfortable. We wanted to find silence and architecture that empowers our relationship towards nature. We were thinki..
I got to know Thais Fk, an Italian photographer, recipe developer, blogger, traveller and sustainable living enthusiastic just by a coincidence. Read an interesting article about her way to live more sustainable and simpler life and her experiences of Bonden on Adagio blog. ..
During Helsinki Design Week RAW/RAAKA -exhibition (5-8th September, 18) presented the most authentic, imperfect and incomplete designs of various Finnish brands and different designers inspired Japanese wabi-sabi. “Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional”, says Author Leonard Koren; Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.The idea of wabi-sabi is not far-fet..
Bondenliving participated to London Design Fair / Finnish Form exhibition last week. It was was curated Finland’s 100 year anniversary selection of Finnish brands such as Adea, Artek, Bondenliving, IVALO, Iittala, Katriina Nuutinen, Himmee, Made by Choice, Secto Design and POIAT, curated by London based ALVAR magazine. The idea of Finnish Form was to present the way we live our lives where trends are not what&n..
Now, when the holiday season is over and the days are getting shorter I would like to share the most inspiring moments from my holiday home last summer. There I normally do the most creative part of my work: testing materials, play with textures and colors and implement these to my everyday life. Living simple life close to the nature helps to keep in mind that nature is a limited resource. Valuing the importance of it, is a foundation of B..
Bondenliving textiles were displayed during 3daysofdesign (1-3.6.2017) in the unique atmosphere of Design Werck, a showroom close to Copenhagen city, yet in the vicinity of beautiful nature. We wanted to make the first official presentation of Bondenliving in Denmark, in the crossroads of Northern and continental European design.By Bonden products we would like to bring the Nordic easiness, authenticity and tranquillity to homes and spaces with textiles and accessories made of nature based mater..