Ritanen, Kormano & Co is a progressive design studio from Helsinki and it is founded by experienced designers. They are specialized in creative direction, branding, customer experience and UI + UX design. Their purpose is to help their clients to find and define their own path in the increasingly digital future without losing their humanity, values or culture. And to deliver beautiful and engaging results that make their clients’ business thrive. Their clients vary from innovative start-ups to major multinational companies.
By making both digital and traditional design as lean and simple as possible, they are able to build clients’ full customer experience as engaging as possible. To reach their goals, they have built a fluid platform (Brand Management System) that enables them to unleash full creative freedom to create new and innovative solutions. It unites creative freedom with slow branding.
Ritanen, Kormano & Co creates growth by awesome design for their clients. See more from their website.
Light Cognitive, a newer addition to the FBCC Corporate Members, might just be the solution to winter’s dark days. Light Cognitive has developed an indoor lighting system that closely mimics the natural day-night cycle. Instead of trying to recreate sunlight, Light Cognitive aims to bring the natural pattern of daylight indoors. There is plenty of physics and research behind the product as Founder Sami Salomaa explains: “Our product is a vast light field that simulates the light of the sky. It is not a display, there are no pixels, it’s a continuous light field.” The Big Sky product is available as a skylight or large wall installation. Some can even be found here in London!
The British Sauna Society in association with Sauna From Finland and the International Sauna Association awarded FBCC Corporate Member Finnmark Sauna with the ‘2018 Sauna Business of the Year’. Mika Meskanen, the Chair of the British Sauna Society, underlined the importance of building saunas correctly: “As popularity rises in the use of saunas, it’s important that we reward companies like Finnmark Sauna who best understand the doctrines of how to build saunas properly, the Finnish way.” Congratulations Finnmark Sauna!
Read more about what Meskanen had to say on saunas and their health benefits Finnmark Sauna’s blog.
Light Cognitive designs premium architectural lighting solutions with rigorous attention to detail. Big Sky lighting brings a dynamic natural sky light view, in all its hues, from dawn to dusk. Big Sky lighting products are dedicated to well-being and performance. Big Sky has found a home in many environments, from private residences to education spaces, hospitals, work spaces, hotels, spas and restaurants. Big Sky is also ideal for windowless spaces such as meeting rooms or basements.
Our virtual window elements transform a room with natural light and an added sense of space. In addition to our Big Sky wall and ceiling products we design custom installations.
Derived from Nature
Big Sky light recreates natural light in indoor spaces and improves the indoor experience. Our lighting combines energy-efficient LEDs in a way that the light spectra are very similar to the spectra found in nature. Big Sky is optimised for visual beauty with infinite colours and resolution and no glare.
Supporting well being
Light has a strong link to wellbeing, as it regulates our circadian cycle. The right kind of light, timed correctly, promotes performance and a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Big Sky contributes towards satisfying the lighting features of the WELL Building Standard.
Learn more at www.lightcognitive.com and book a visit to our London showrooms.
The Chelsea Flower Show 2019 will for the very first time in its long history feature a Finnish Garden: The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden!
The creative force behind the Finnish garden in the Space to Grow –class is a Finnish landscape designer Taina Suonio. The main sponsor of the garden is FBCC member, Finnish rye distillery Kyrö Distillery Company. Kyrö sees the garden as exporting their raw materials and Finnishness in a homely manner. “Taina has done excellent work and actually, out of the raw materials presented in the garden, we could distil a gin”, says the MD Miika Lipiäinen. Embassy of Finland in London is obviously excited about the garden, too. “We are extremely pleased that Finnish Garden Design is represented in the most prestigious garden show of the world.”, says Special Advisor on public diplomacy and culture, Pirjo Pellinen from the Embassy.
Team FBCC is very excited for our member company Kyrö. Congratulations to the whole team, we can’t wait for next Spring! Keep following our website for more info closer to the event.
The FBCC warmly welcomes our new Corporate Member, Samson & Kobbernagel! Read more about what they do below:
Samson & Kobbernagel Ltd provides multilingual Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory Services. Based in London, S&K offers services to both domestic and International clients and assist corporate clients looking to establish and develop a UK presence. Our private client team assists individuals and non-residential landlords with Tax Returns. Our Multilingual team in addition to English, can assist in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, Italian and German.
Read more about their operations on their website.
FBCC is excited to introduce our new Corporate Member, Insignis Media & Strategy. Insignis Media & Strategy is a strategic communications firm based in London. They create communications campaigns for their clients utilising the principles they have developed from the founders backgrounds in political campaigning and media production.
They draw upon aspects of market research, public relations, stakeholder engagement and marketing, as well as produce all their creative content and campaign materials in-house, to enact bespoke full-scale campaigns for the clients to communicate their unique message to the right audience and achieve their goals. Read more on the website.
Kyrö Distillery Company is a Finnish all-rye distillery founded by 5 friends in 2014. We’re known for making life difficult for ourselves: starting a distillery in a market with state owned spirits monopoly, learning distilling from scratch and exporting gin from Finland into the UK. Please get in touch if you want to experience our award winning products and hear great stories from the Finnish countryside.
Danish-born restauranter Soren Jessen, who has owned successful City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998 launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the city of London on 30 April 2018. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, will offer a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant and cafe/deli is open daily throughout the day for both eat-in or takeaway, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner. Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with it’s carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for it’s takeaway food and drink service.
Ekte was designed by London-based Danish design studio JLKDS. The glass-fronted 60-seat space features central food bar and open kitchen, with 20 additional seats available outside. Design features oak and marble table tops, Werner chairs, XX lighthing, and aleather banquette curving along one long wall. The modern interior utilises raw materials of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone.
About Bloomberg Arcade
Bloomberg Arcade is new culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile. The covered pedestrian arcade runs through the site of Bloomberg’s European headquartes and brings together independent restaurants from some of the biggest names in food.