Nordic Buzz

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

NORDIC BUZZ:
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.

Links: Nordic Buzz: http://innonetlifestyle.com/blog/portfolio-type/nordic-buzz-new-creative-business/

Formland: http://www.formland.com/

Finnish production partner AGMA: www.agma.fi