I recently had the pleasure of meeting the founders of a Finnish startup called Bongo House. A new company started only in the beginning of this year their mission is to connect Finnish designers and artists with local manufacturers, to produce high quality street furniture that makes you smile. 

What impressed me was that instead of being just a new designer company, they aim at creating a network trough which new ideas and ways of doing could more easily find their way into production and to use.  I highly appreciate their friendly and open approach and wish them the best of luck in facilitating the collaboration between the artists, manufacturers and the municipalities interested in building more interesting public spaces. 

The work in the cover photo is called Ystävä (Friend) and it's designed by Risto Luoma. You'll find more photos of it here.

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