01/30/2013 // 22 comments

Scandinavian Design Collective: Kauniste


Don’t you love it when you happen upon a brand that really excites you? This happened to me when I found Kauniste recently. The brand is a collection of talented young Scandinavian graphic designers and craftsmen who aim to create products that last beyond seasonal trends. And, well, they do just that: their range is packed full of timeless pieces suitable for cherishing year after year. I like how the designers combine unique modern designs and implement them onto the pieces using traditional screen printing skills; it’s this charming mix of old and new that brings interest and heart to each of their designs. I have my eye on their Metsa cushion cover but which pieces do you like best?

// Photography by Kauniste

Maria @ Scandi Home

30 / 30 / 2013

I’m a huge fan of Kauniste and so proud of another great Finnish line!

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Didn’t know them, thanks for sharing, Will!


30 / 30 / 2013

My friends in Brooklyn have a Scandinavian store for home decor. They are having a huge success in that part of New York… I love to go there and get some of their cool designs… I will have to show them your post; they will be thrilled!!


Amy @ Milo and Mitzy

30 / 30 / 2013

Wow Will I adore these cushions especially that bright royal blue. Have a great day. Amy x

Caroline @trend-daily

30 / 30 / 2013

They have such wonderful designs-beautiful :-)

Gerard @Walnutgrey

30 / 30 / 2013

Trends are at the forefront of my mind at the moment having just written a post on the “scourge of the trend.” It’s great to see designers being upfront about their desire to make products that last beyond seasonal trends.

Thanks for the intro to Kauniste. I do like their Sokeri design.


30 / 30 / 2013

Hi Will, l adore their stuff – such a cool collection. My favorite is probably the spotty pattern – love spots:) Happy day to you,

Gudy Hrder

30 / 30 / 2013

Why is it that Scandinavian brands have such an amazing color feeling?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2013

@Gudy – I agree – they always get colour *so* right!


30 / 30 / 2013

Thanks for the intro! Reminds me of the fantastic designs of Marimekko. I love that the names are Finnish words so I get to practice my native language that I haven’t spoken since I was a child. The pillow you like means Forest :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2013

@Lisaroy – Great to know; thanks for leaving a comment to let me know! :)

Sarah @ Curio

30 / 30 / 2013

Hmm…. I definitely need more royal blue in my life and I LOVE the tea towels.

Valentina Appuntidicasa

30 / 30 / 2013

love love love and only love for scanadinavian style and colors


30 / 30 / 2013

They are fab! I spotted their stand at Home and they were definately straight onto my list of new design crushes!

Chloe Moon

30 / 30 / 2013

I just love that bright blue pillow and apron!! =)


30 / 30 / 2013

Love them! Nice discovery! hx


30 / 30 / 2013

Love Kauniste. So coincidental that you did this blog post – I was actually off on a mission this Sunday to Couverture and the garbstore to buy the cushion. Unfortunately, it was shut! Had a good stroll around Portobello anyway. Looking forward to your talk this weekend :)

Jennifer Young

31 / 31 / 2013

I’m falling hard for Kauniste!!


31 / 31 / 2013

fun!! so playful and what a pop of color and pattern in a natural space for fun and happiness! my favourite has got to be the woodland scene!


31 / 31 / 2013

I’m a huge fan of Scandinavian design so it’s no surprise that i have fallen in love with each one of these spectacular fabrics.
Have a nice Friday!


01 / 1 / 2013

Fabulous find Mr. Bazaar! Thanks for sharing, will be following these lovely people :)

Xx. Holly.

megan / petitely

02 / 2 / 2013

this is adorable. i love scandinavian designs. these would go perfectly with my friend pei’s stationery! (www.pei-design.com)