We use solid natural materials and are inspired by the efficiency of
vernacular design, where objects are made to service the basic needs of many people. Ours is a contemporary vernacular; combining the local with the global, craft in concert with technology.
‘Vaarna’ means dowel and ‘saarni’ is Ash tree. Vaarnii is the strength of making and material combined.
Each of Vaarnii’s furniture and accessory collections begin with a natural material. We choose these based on opportunity and locality, not fashion. Therefore, all our materials are Finnish, plentiful, and often overlooked. In our hands they become essential sources of inspiration.
In Finland there is very little small talk, it’s just not how we communicate. In its place there is directness. That same frankness isn’t reserved to how we speak – honesty, clarity, simplicity, and toughness, run through everything.
Finland is a land of uncompromising extremes – where harsh winters melt into days of endless sunshine, silence is met with Heavy Metal, and the brutal goes hand-in-hand with the sophisticated.
Vaarnii has received support from the European Regional Development Fund.