FORMLAND AUGUST 2015: UPCOMING FINNISH DESIGN COMPANIES AS PART OF NORDIC BUZZ
As part of Nordic Buzz project, 16 upcoming Finnish design companies are attending Formland. They represent different aspects of Finnish design scene, varying widely from design services and lifestyle products to lamps, fashion and kids’ products. Come and find the creative talents fresh from Finland!
The companies are looking for business opportunities and networks in Formland fair. ”Our goal is to launch our new service for European markets and Formland is a perfect place to start. We are looking for partners, retailers and agents in Formland in order to expand our growing business outside Finland.”, says Jenni Moberg, participant and creative entrepreneur, who launched a new textile pattern service Patterns from Finland this spring.
Most of the 16 innovative companies are in the beginning of their international path. Business experts have been sparring them during the summer and the companies are ready to try their wings, Scandinavia being the most interesting direction at the moment. Besides business opportunities, Formland and Nordic Buzz gives the companies an opportunity to grow their professional network with peers in the Nordics.
These upcoming Finnish companies are found in halls D and E. See list below. Finnish companies in Formland/Nordic Buzz by category:
INTERIOR AND FURNITURE
HIMMEE Oy (Helsinki) himmee.com Booth: D24
Uploud Audio (Helsinki) www.uploudaudio.com Booth: E26
Design meets You (Helsinki) www.kairocollection.com Booth: D25
DESIGN CRAFTS AND LIVING PRODUCTS
Damastikoru (Rovaniemi) www.mastikoru.fi Booth: E60
POMARBO (Tikkakoski) www.pomarbo.fi Booth: E38
Sagalaga Design (Helsinki) www.sagalaga.com Booth: E77
Jenni Sorsa Glass (Nuutajärvi) www.jennisorsaglass.fi Booth: E64
STUDIO smoo (Helsinki) www.studiosmoo.com Booth: E35
Everyday Design (Helsinki) www.everydaydesign.fi Booth: E10
FASHION, ACCESORIES, JEWELRY
Humbugi Asuste (Tampere) www.humbugi.com Booth: E91
Mis Crios (Helsinki) www.miscrios.com Booth: E94
Kooky Gems (Helsinki) www.kookygems.com Booth: E40
Muru (Helsinki) www.muru.fi Booth: E96
Nutty Tarts (Helsinki) http://www.tarahtaneet.net Booth: E15
GRAPHICS, ARTWORK AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Patterns from Finland (Helsinki) http://www.patternsfrom.fi/ Booth: E05
Photo Agency Keksi http://keksit.fi/ Booth: E12
The purpose of NORDIC BUZZ is to help Nordic creative entrepreneurs matchmaking with professional buyers, exhibitors and other Nordic entrepreneurs. Mentors will make sure that the entrepreneurs will work on the total process, including preparations, professional branding during the show and follow-up afterwards. Furthermore, the mentors will give their advice and experience to the entrepreneurs.
Nordic Buzz is a joint project of Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Finnish Nordic Buzz production partner is AGMA. Finland’s partial projects has been funded by Finnish Ministry of Economy and Labour.
Finnish production partner AGMA: www.agma.fi