Senior designer Sami Ruotsalainen is the creator of the Oiva (superb) tableware series. Sami’s passions are vintage ceramics and cooking, and the latter often inspires his new product ideas. We met up with Sami to learn his tips and tricks on how to make the most of summer living.
"My summer home is all about being carefree, keeping windows open all the time, having linen curtains, and enjoying your coffee and fresh fruits outdoors."
2. Share your secret on how to bring together different types of prints?
The key is open-mindedness – and good taste naturally helps (grins). A good starting point is to combine small-scale, quiet patterns with something bold and exuberant: you can bring the prints together with a balanced color palette. Try also pairing classic designs with new pattern arrivals by spicing up a subdued scheme with vibrant accents.
3. What are the season’s most delicious color combinations?
This summer, it’s all about ripe apricot hues and subtle khaki shades, a warm color palette with refreshing sprinkles of cool, aquatic blues. In our tableware, the terra colored Oiva pieces combine beautifully with the blue Umpu vase. And the whimsical pair of cats in the Kaksoset (twins) print are your perfect new house pets!