Finnish design pop-up store in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s first Finnish design pop-up store serves design lovers at PMQ from 9 October to 8 November 2015. The shop offers beautiful collections of sleek tableware, fabulous jewellery and handmade yoga totes and dog accessories designed by three Finnish women living in Hong Kong.


SAARA tableware collection’s designer Satu Vuorio wanted to create modern everyday design with the right mix of utility and contemporary feel. SAARA was first launched in Finland in 2008 and now returning to the place where she was created – Hong Kong. Satu Vuorio is a fashion- turned home designer, who treasures her Finnish roots and sees Hong Kong as home since 1992.

Inspired by Hong Kong surfing-village Shek O’s colors, vibrancy and atmosphere, Shek o Dog Department’s collection is designed to offer edgy, stylish and high-quality accessories, which make both dogs and humans happy. Riina, a Finn, and her two Hong Kong rescue dogs Iida and Hulda founded Shek O Dog Department in August 2014. Their goal is to offer creative and playful dog accessories to suit individual needs and tastes. Riina has lived in Hong Kong since 2011.

Karma Links is a collection of inspirational jewellery with urban bohemian feel. Gemstones paired with pearls, sterling silver and gold plated charms create beautiful jewellery pieces that are to be worn alone or generously stacked together for more impressive look. Originally from Finland, the founder, Nina Pahlman relocated to Hong Kong in 2006. In 2012, she began creating and crafting jewellery and Karma Links jewellery line was born soon after. In her designs, she employs the use of natural materials handpicked from all over the world to create casual yet beautiful pieces for everyday wear.

Source: Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

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