How one approaches design—method, manufacturing, ethos—can set apart designers and unwittingly define a movement. Helsinki-based design duo Aamu Song and Johan Olin, known as COMPANY, have been redefining the design process with awe-inspiring results. Instead of designing a product and finding a factory to produce it, they work by developing a product based on the artisan strengths and craftsmanship of a particular factory. This leads to a variety of masterful creations that have gained them a loyal, international following.
One of our favorites, The Dance Shoes for Father and Daughter, are manufactured by Finish felt company Huopaliike Lahtinen in Jämsä. Available in a variety of sizes, these are one of many COMPANY creations that combine the best in innovative design with masterful manufacturing. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this month of love. Com-Pa-Ny.com