Finland boasts a fine design pedigree, from master glass artist Oiva Toikka to industrial designer Eero Aarnio. In Tampere, aficionados of Finnish style head to Design Boulevard, a cosy emporium dedicated to contemporary design owned by husband-and-wife team, Karita and Jaakko Rantanen. In addition to gifts, accessories and furniture from local and international designers, the couple demonstrate their design background with a selection of products designed under their own label, DSGNBLVD. As co-founders of Design on Tampere, a local assocation dedicated to promoting creativity within the region, the couple are tapping into the region’s growing stable of home-grown talent.
Design Boulevard, Aleksanterinkatu 30, 33100 Tampere, +358 (0)400 996192