The Story of… Nurmi Studio & Store

The Story of… Nurmi Studio & Store

We have moved to a new location situated in the heart of Lahti, Finland. We found the perfect place were we can fit everything we do: office, workspace, storage and store all under the same roof. The place is located at the Lahti design block, Rautatienkatu 16 (courtyard).

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We made the window sills using a new material by a local company, Hollolan Viilu ja Laminaatti. The material is Finnish plywood covered with thin slices of leftover walnut ply. Usually when making this kind of ply surface it generated a lot of cutting waste. Now the company has come up with a new way of making the surface out of cutting waste. The color and shades of the leftover pieces vary a lot but as the surface is constructed out of thin slices the color differences only make the surface better.

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Also the logo stands are made out of the same plywood by Hollolan Viilu ja Laminaatti. 2nurmi-stands1

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The clothing rack used to be a framework of a tent. We bought it from a gentleman who used to keep his firewood under the tent. The geometrical metal structure is perfect for clothes as well.

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The walls are painted black & white with an ecological paint which is odorless, plastic-free ja water-soluble. The Greenline paint is sponsored by Coloria.

The white cubes are made out of cardboard. You can easily take them part and assemble again – and as they are also light-weight it’s easy to carry them around to fairs and other venues.

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We found a perfect old sofa to our living room from a flea market near by. It must be decades and decades old but is just as good as new. The rag rugs were also found from the same flea market.

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The cutting table used to belong to a school near by. They moved to a new location and wanted to get rid of this table which was exactly what we have been looking for. Finally a big enough table and a place to storage all of our sampling fabrics.

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The office is furnished with only second hand gems. And not only the office: there is only second hand furniture used in the whole Nurmi studio & store.

The electricity we use at the studio is wind power. We try to generate as little waste as possible  – and all the waste is carefully recycled.

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On the ground floor there is a compact storage room with Nurmi stock and also piles of recycled trims, buttons and other gems.

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P.S. Here you can take a little peek at our opening day on 15th of November:

Nurmi studio & store opening 15.11.2014 from Nurmi on Vimeo // Video by Antti Sepponen