Today lucky ones (invite only) in Hamburg have a chance to attend Hausmessen held by the Finnish consulate in their residence. It is event/exhibition to promote Finnish design and craftsmanship. Visitors will be local media representatives and retailers. This is a second time event is being organised.
Morris is really please to be part of the event. Morris has a opportunity to find its way into new shops and new interesting spaces. And at least Morris will get to enjoy some real spring weather!
So see you in Hamburg today, somewhere else tomorrow, perhaps next to your favorite table?
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When you touch a piece of furniture, run your hand along its surface, you will be able to feel if someone has spent time to design it and effort to bring those forms to live. Softness of polished wood, smoothness of laminated surface and the unique colours communicate emotion. It is important therefore that the person who works with the pieces of our furniture feel pride and joy. Our aim is not to compromise on anything and to be able to make something enduring. All our furniture is made in Finland by skilful craftsmen. It is important for us to support and appreciate things that have other than monetary value. Hands of these men and women make something for us now but also for the future, keeping these skills alive and passing them on. Because of these things pieces of *original habitek works furniture carry feeling within them, they have soul.
We are delighted about days getting longer and our minds getting brighter with the increasing light. Spring is on its way! Even though winter can be beautiful, sometimes here in the city it is icy and grey. But let me tell you that there is nothing grey around after Valentine ’s Day when *original habitek works’s shop in shop in Design Forum Finland blooms. Oh, Morris will be there all fresh and light in spring colours, terracotta, pale green and white. So if haven’t got a date yet, and even that you had, come and fall in love! We are sure Morris could be the one for you!
Shop in Shop from 14.2.2013
DESIGN FORUM SHOP Erottajankatu 7 FI–00130 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL +358 9 6220 8130 firstname.lastname@example.org www.designforumshop.fi
MA–PE/MON–FRI 11–19 LA/SAT 11–18
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Morris tables are on show in Paris in the Meet my project- exhibition at Le Lieu du Design, 74, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
The show starts on Friday evening, January 18th and runs until JAN 22nd - so you have only a few days to catch it! The venue is open daily from 11 h- 20 h.
The exhibition organizers have invited 28 designers from 9 countries to participate in the 10th edition of the Meet my project.
Morris tables are available to Parisian customers at our local stockist La Boutique Danoise, 264 Boulevard Saint Germain.
Wood as a material for everyday objects has a long history in the land of forests and lakes. Morris and other *original habitek work’s furniture has sprung to life from passion towards the softness and warmth of wood. One of the main events of Design Biennial in Chile is Light | Wood exhibition which shows furniture and lighting fixtures from eighteen Finnish designers and crafts persons, *original habitek works being one of them. The exhibition opened last Friday and many visitors have already seen Morris and Pumpa among a selection of clever furniture, light fixtures and other items made of wood.
The exhibition is curated by Kirsi Gullichsen and produced by Design Forum Finland.
Go and see it if you happen to be in Santiago, rare opportunity!
What will 2013 bring along, here in the north we are excited to find out about it! Looking back in the year 2012 we had a chance to take our products around the world from Stockholm to Shanghai. The year of the dragon included adventures alone and together with other Finnish designers and design companies. We also initiated and collaborated a new design event in Helsinki, the Helsinki Design Open, which surpassed all expectations and lured more than 4000 visitors during 4 days into the famous Rautatalo building by Alvar Aalto. We hope to repeat this fabulous drill in 2013. We supported the activities of Plan Finland and were engaged in many other projects, of which you will no doubt hear during the coming year… One new feature for 2013 is that you can find (and like us ..:) in Facebook where you can follow our doings and stay updated easier. We are also preparing the launch of a Morris web store. So stay tuned !
Dear Morris fans –and we know you are many… We have a ginger bread smelling Christmas offer in store for you! During the next two weeks we offer a limited number of Morris coffee tables from out stock for the special price of 420,00 €, inclusive VAT 23% and shipping (Finland, Scandinavia, Europe).
The Morris coffee table models available during Christmas special are:
Model 1 White Glossy, Pink Glossy Mdf plain, oilwax finish
Model 2 Beige Ardenne Glossy, Mdf plain, oilwax finish
Model 5 Pink Glossy, Orange Glossy Mdf plain, oilwax finish
1.send us email at info (at) habitek.fi
2.we send you an invoice
3.we receive your payment on our account or a copy of a receipt of the payment from you
4.we send you the table and the tracking number
We use Finnish postal service Itella Express Business Day delivery service. Lead times vary between 1-5 working days. The Morris Christmas Special is available until December 20th, or as long as the supply lasts. Customer is responsible for possible customs charges and procedures in their home country.
Morris & co wants to thank all habitek friends for a great and eventful year! Our products have been showcased in Stockholm, London, Shanghai and Helsinki this past year. The response to our designs has been fabulous and the Morris tables together with all the other great habitek pieces are marching on! We will begin the new year with an international edge in shows in Paris and in Santiago de Chile in January. Stay tuned for more information on those.
Thank you China and Shanghai for having us!
Design Colours Life exhibition was visited by thousands of Chinese design enthusiasts during the ten day event at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art.
Habitek was proud to be a small part of this attractive venue and we enjoyed the good company of Marimekko and other great Finnish design brands. We hope us Finns were able to help Chinese rethink design through our design culture. In return we wish Finnish design industry was able to see China in new light and new friendships were tied.
A new interesting year is almost here and Habitek is heading to new ventures.
We will keep you posted!
El Nuevo Estilo magazine has sampled some of the best small tables – with vintage edge- on the market and Morris is for sure among the top! Soon after, the MICASA followed. Morris certainly has some shapes to fit among the Latinos and doesn’t mind couple of glasses of Rioja sitting on him… Did you know that Morris has already been published in over 100 Finnish and international design publications- and if we have calculated correct, has via this reached some 5 million people on the planet? We think this is great! These days blogs have become the way we find out about new and ageless things design industry has to offer. Morris can be found on the list of desirable things by many bloggers around the world. Thank you for loving us!
Morris is also available in shops in several countries from Canada to Spain. So for someone reading about Morris abroad, it doesn’t have to be a dream to own one. Also many online shops stock Morris. And you can always drop us an email if you can’t find your Morris, we will do our best to help you! As the producer, we hold a good selection of tables on stock.
We a blessed and happy to be noticed so widely!
Radical Design Week is taking place October 26-November 4 2012 in Shanghai. Finnish designers and designs have taken a long flight to be part of the event in China. Among them is Jiella, suspended wooden chair by Samuli Naamanka for Habitek. Exhibiton is part of the World Design Capital 2012 and the purpose of it is to familiarise the Chinese audience with the long lasting relationship that the Finns have with design. How design is part of everyday life in Finland is introduced through selection of products from the cream of designers as well as through photographs. Marimekko is taking people for a walk through forest of fabrics and letting visitors into the company’s creative culture. These two parts form an exciting experience. Samuli Naamanka started his design studies in Denmark but widened his interior architecture and graphic design studies and created a career in Finland. Interest and experience in physics has inspired him to design unique materials and products. Many of his works have won awards in Finland and abroad. Jiella is a modern interpretation of hanging rattan chair. Jiella opens up like a fan and takes a person to its embrace. Unique shape and wooden structure makes it stand out.
In September, Paris based Finnish fashion designer Anna Ruohonen opened a new concept store in the Design District Punavuori in Helsinki. Anna chose two white Morris tables to be part of the décor of the store. With fashion and clothes anything surrounding them should not take the attention from them but enhance their virtues. Ecological and sustainable approach to design is one of the things that Morris and Anna Ruohonen have in common. Anna’s clothes are sculptural and beautifully made to last time and passing trends. Morris holds up to the same values. Morris and Anna’s clothes fit in to the same space with their timeless and functional and highly aesthetical design. Go to see Morris and admire the store and Anna’s creations!
Anna Ruohonen Concept store, Punavuorenkatu 1, 00120 Helsinki
Open: ti-pe 12-18 la 11-15
For 75 years Plan, children's development organisation, has improved the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives. Anyone can support children in need by being a god parent to one. Support will help them to reach education, clean water and generally improve the quality of their life as well as their families. Personal contact with a child can be reassuring for child and give you feeling of concretely helping someone. Habitek was proudly part of a charity project to design the interior of Plan’s offices. We gave three Morris tables for Plan’s offices and they can be found in entrance area. By accident the shape of Morris is a bit of a lookalike with shapes found in Plan’s logo.
Morris has recently found a place in family home, featured in Deko interior design magazine, full of contemporary art, new and old design objects. This home is not shy, blasts of colour is everywhere. In the living room there are three Morris tables all in different colours, hues picked from a rug underneath them - the beauty of Morris is that you can get it in such wide range of colours. Old sofa next to them is newly upholstered with retro fabric designed by Josef Frank – and Morris sits seamlessly with 40s and fifties classics. The delicious Morris colour palette makes it fun to play with and create combinations that look like you. Morris likes to think it fits in to any surroundings!
Morris and Habitek was really pleased to see you all at this years Design Market. What a fun and buzzing event it was to be part of! Congratulations to all of you that were quick enough to get Morris for yourself.
See you soon again!
Time travel –exhibition is held as a part of annual Finnish interior design fair, Habitare. Exhibition is praise to objects that have played an important role in Finnish everyday life. On show will be all we live and have lived among from furniture to dishes from the last six decades. Exhibition is divided into areas according to decades. Visitor can experience the feel and trends that each era radiates.
Over the decades thoughtful design has been respected in Finnish homes and seen as part of life. Thanks to creative work by designers, architects and artisans over the decades, Finland has a reputation as a country of good design. Morris -table is proud to be part of the exhibition and being upholder of its own decade. Time travel –exhibition also celebrates the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 –year.
Habitare fair is open for the public at following times: Thursday 13.9. 2pm-7pm Friday 14.9. 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
See you there!
For the first time, Morris and co clear out the stock at Design Market, the highly popular shopping frenzy for friends of Finnish design!
We have about 30 tables for sale during the weekend: discontinued colours, showroom items and II-quality with tiny little flaws you would not even notice in everyday use. So if you ever wanted a Morris table, now is the time to take it home! Come and check out also some surprises from our stock.
Design Market is open 11am-5pm, 8-9.9.2012 at Kaapelitehdas and is part of the Helsinki Design Week.
Habitek on tänävuonna ensimmäistä kertaa mukana Helsinki Design Weekin järjestämässä ostostapahtumassa, Design Marketissa. Mukana on suomalaisen suunnittelun kerma tuotteineen.
Meillä on viikonlopun yli myynnissä 30 pöytää. Myynnissä olevat Morrikset ovat näyttelykappaleita, poistuneita värejä tai kakkoslaatuisia, joiden virheitä tuskin huomaa jokapäiväisessä elämässä. Joten jos olet koskaan haaveillut omasta Morriksesta, tule noutamaan omasi! Myynnissä myös pikku yllätyksiä varastostamme.
Design Market on auki Kaapelitehtaalla klo 11-17, 8-9.9.2012
Keiko, a Helsinki based Japanese editor and writer, who has lived in Finland for some years now, found the Morris table, model 4, to be the perfect piece of furniture for her home office. Keiko likes to use the floor surface actively- as would be natural for someone grown up in the Japanese tradition- and she plans to use the Morris table as her writing desk. While talking to Keiko, we also found out that Morris – by chance – follows the Japanese traditional height for a table, namely 37 cm. Check that out! There is a kinship between Finnish and Japanese modern design; the aim to make things simple and functional appears still to be value in both cultures also being drawn to all things natural and organic, in materials as well as in shapes. Helsinki Design Open, where Keiko found Morris is now closed. Thank you for coming by to see us!
Summer holidays are over, but the nice summer weather continues to spoil us ! Morris & co are back in town from the summer pastures and gearing up for the busy urban autumn in the world design capital 2012, Helsinki. This week Morris and friends are showcasing in the very heart of the city, on the Marble Court of the Alvar Aalto’s legendary Rautatalo building.
The exhibition brings together finest Finnish design and craftmanship. This is a rare opportunity to also visit the Rautatalo building that has been closed from the public for so long. Contemporary design sits in harmony with 50's architecture.
You can also get Morris for yourself as it is possible to purchase products which are on show!
The source of aesthetic inspiration is more often than not something seen in a different context than the object at hand. This was very much the case for the Stripe cabinet series, which form a geometric system of alternating colour and white surfaces, not unlike the ones of the robust maritime leading beacons marking the passages in the coastal waterways on the Baltic. Utilitarian design provides the foundation for aesthetic design- and the result is striking!
Stripe cabinet series is available in combinations of white-green, white-red, white- yellow, white-light blue- and of course white-white for those of you who are only interested in the graphic line.
Photo, J-P Järvenpää
Habitek is participating in the Helsinki Design Open event at the legendary Alvar Aalto designed Iron house in central Helsinki in August. The designers and topics are many, come and see what is new. For more information on this event, see www.helsinkidesignopen.fi
Morris & co are retiring to summer holidays for some weeks. We will be back to serve you in August with new energy and lots of vitamin D. Until then, please turn to our retailers for your habitek needs.
A set of Morris tables has settled in the heart of Europe at espoo – in Antwerpen! Drop by Dries’ shop on Vlaamse Kaai 57 to see these guys for real! And at the same time you can ask Dries what espoo stands for and where it really is....
The Modern Shop in Ottawa was opened in the summer of 2010 to address a need for a fine modern lighting & furniture store in the area. Besides serving the local clientele, The Modern Shop has developed through the online operations to a nation wide modern furniture, lighting, and home accessories store in Canada- and North America. The shop prides itself on selling quality designs from some of the best brands in the world - and original habitek works from Finland is now joining the gang... So now we Finns have even more things to share with the Canadians besides passion for ice-hockey! Scoops, anyone?
diMA-siTE is a new agent and prescriptor for Nordic furniture in Spain and we have now entered into collaboration with the company. Since habitek participated in HELSINKIMADRID exhibition at the Matadero Design Centre in Madrid some years back, we have received good feeb back from Spain. So now, thanks to Rosa Herrero and her company, we can proudly announce our arrival on the Iberian peninsula! Rosa will help architects and interior designers, who would like to choose, for example, the Morris tables for their project. Rosa can be reached at email@example.com
Dries Brys is a young and energetic Belgian guy, who is running the espoo shop in Antwerpen. This shop, started in 2009, is the first one in Belgium, that is completely devoted to Nordic Design and sells the best scandinavian brands. So we are of course delighted that Dries got in touch with us and is now bringing the Morris tables to his shop - which actually is really more like a beautiful gallery; simple design with warm and natural feeling. So if you are on your way to Antwerpen, check it out!
Once again the SFF proved to be the most important furniture fair here in the north! We had great fun and had the opportunity to meet with all the great Morris and habitek friends- and they are many ! We have promised to be back next year, so see you in STO 2013... But meanwhile there is a lot going on, and Helsinki is the World Design Capital for the entire year, so stay tuned at our website, we will keep you posted. N.B. CHECK OUT STOCKHOLM DESIGN WEEK 2012 MOP OUT AT WE HEART http://weheart.co.uk/2012/02/24/stockholm-design-week-mop-up/
Check out the new plain MDF tables at Stockholm Furniture Fair- they look like tasty ginger bread. They match well with the glossy laminates and the oak. Table top is finished off with a natural wood oil. Currently available in models 1, 2 and 5.
MORRIS, the cheery coffee table from *habitek, is back in town at SFF2012.
At our stand 15:04 in hall A, we are showing the table in new material, plain MDF, treated with a natural oil wood wax. Come and feel it! We are also presenting MORRIS DINNER table in combination of glossy white and natural oak.
New for Stockholm is the versatile cabinet system Stripe, which we are showing in all white as well as in combination of apple green and white. The striking, free-standing cabinet system has a pedestal in massive oak, finishing treatment with natural oil wood wax.
It is time for a celebration: TODAY we are opening our new website. This has taken too long, we know, but as you can see, it has been quite busy times!
On this website we hope to keep you and all the habitek friends updated about our good news and future plans. The new website offers you information about habitek activities and our products - and a possibility to order products directly from us! We are also keen to help you find the right product in the right colour for your home or workplace, so do not hesitate to contact us via email!
We are extremely happy about how the website turned out and are forever greatfull to three great people, whose skills were needed to get this done: Ossi Gustafsson, who designed the web works and Nico Backström, who has done most of our recent photography work and Marjo Tokkari who did it earlier!
Thanks guys, and cheers!
Morris, the cheery table, is now available also on Iceland. We are particularly excited about the new collaboration with *habitek and AURUM, a design store located downtown Reykjavik, as the gutsy Icelanders have a special place in our hearts. Did you know that the Icelandic carpentry industry started with gathering and using driftwood from the Atlantic ? And that one of the first book printing machines was located at this northern edge of Europe? We know the Icelanders appreciate plain design and lasting craftsmanship and for sure know a good thing when they see one.
Since last spring, the traditional furniture merchant Heal & Sons on Tottenhamn Court Road has carried a small selection of black and white Morris tables. HEAL’S was established in 1810 and has been designing and making quality furniture ever since – and in their own words they love it and are good at it! When Sir Ambrose Heal joined the firm in 1893, he had the vision to work with the most skilled designers and craftspeople of the day to create furniture that is comfortable, beautiful and affordable, reflecting the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Our Morris table, named after a beautiful dog, who in turn was named after a certain William Morris, could not be more at home that at Heal’s. Let’s keep the tradition of the beautiful everyday alive!
*habitek is pleased to announce, that Morris table is now sold at La Boutique Danoise on Boulevard St. Germain in Paris. This stronghold of modern Nordic and particularly Danish design was founded in 1954 by Peter Holme, and is currently led by Alain and Benjamin Chapuis. The shop offers a selection of timeless furniture by such icons as Hans Wegner, Boerge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Fabricius and Kastholm, Bruno Mathsson, Alvar Aalto and many more. No doubt, we are happy to be in this company.