As part of my designtrip and visit to Habitare and Helsinki design week last month I got to see a few local stores and designers as well. Run by photographer Katja Hagelstam, Lokal is a beautiful concept store and home to independent Finnish art, design and craft. Besides the unique art pieces in the gallery space, there is a wide array of selected products from some of the leading names in ceramics, furniture, art prints and kitchen ware.
At Lokal you will find a great mix of recognized and up-and-coming artists, the shop is also a Helsinki retailer of highly acclaimed Fiskars-based furniture brand Nikari, which has quickly become one of my favourite Finnish brands.
Linum Ceramic collection
At lokal I was extremely impressed by the unglazed tin ceramic by Nathalie Lahdenmäki, which explains the many pictures of her work in this post. There is also an online shop in case you fell in love with the ceramic or anything else you saw in my pictures or at the store’s website.