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About FINLAYSON™ 

INTRODUCTION OF FINLAYSON™

James Finlayson harnessed the Tammerkoski rapids in 1820 to establish a factory, which was to become the largest industrial enterprise in the Nordic countries. Our archive of over 100,000 designs has played a unique part in the history of Scandinavian textile design. During our journey of soon 200 years, our products have found their way into almost all Finnish homes. Experience has taught us to love people's homes and everyday lives more than we love ourselves. Currently our entire design philosophy is built around this realization.

DIVERSITY

FINLAYSON™ was founded by the Scottish machine engineer, James Finlayson, about 100 years before Finland became an independent country. The company was a melting pot for different nationalities and cultures long before internationality spread elsewhere in Finland. For this reason, it is natural for FINLAYSON™ to be known as an exceptionally open-minded and tolerant company.

EQUALITY

FINLAYSON™ was among the first in Scandinavia who gave women the opportunity to work and to lead an independent life. That is why it is no wonder, that gender equality is a self-evident quality for FINLAYSON™.

OPEN-MINDEDNESS

In 1882, the first electric light in the Nordic countries was switched on in FINLAYSON™’s factory weaving mill. FINLAYSON™ did a lot of things before others - tested and had the courage to take risks. Perhaps, that is why it continues to be one of the most open-minded companies in Finland.

DESIGN

FINLAYSON™’s first pattern book is from the year 1836. The company basically brought textile prints to Finland. Its designs have shaped Finnish homes throughout the decades more than any other manufacturer.

DESIGN ARCHIVE

FINLAYSON™’s design archive contains about 100,000 designs. It is the greatest of its sort, in the whole world. The oldest designs are from the year 1836, and new ones are continuously born.

INTERNATIONALITY

Long before the rest of Finland had even heard of the word “internationality”, over 90% of FINLAYSON™’s product went into exports, and during the 1800s received numerous mentions in trade fairs in cities such as Paris, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Moscow.

POSITION IN FINLAND

According to research, FINLAYSON™ is clearly the most loved home textile manufacturer in Finland. FINLAYSON™ products can be found in more than 85% of all Finnish homes.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

FINLAYSON™ generated its own social security system at a time in which this was unheard-of. With a history like this, it is understandable that FINLAYSON™ continues to be a socially responsible company, and speak bravely for tolerance.

QUALITY

Since FINLAYSON™ was founded in 1920 - a time when no one could “afford” to buy poor quality - it is natural that its products are both timeless and of high-quality.

 

品牌歷史 

1820

受俄國沙皇亞歷山大一世邀請,蘇格蘭工程師James Finlayson移居芬蘭,在坦佩雷市坦默科斯基河畔建立了一家棉紡工廠。

1836

沙皇的宮廷御醫Georg Adolf Rauch和來自聖彼德堡的大商人Carl Samuel Nottbeck買下了Finlayson™工廠。自此,公司進入快速增長期,成為北歐規模最大的工業企業,並自行設立了學校、日托班、醫院、圖書館和教堂,以照顧員工及其家屬。

1855

克里米亞戰爭爆發後,紙幣貶值。同年,Finlayson™自行發鈔,並用此支付工人工資,而這種貨幣在坦佩雷市的所有商店裡廣為流通。

1882

北歐第一盞電燈在北歐最大的紡織車間點亮。這一發明卻被一些工人認為是惡魔之作,於是紛紛躲避。

1923

首間Finlayson™專門店於坦佩雷市開幕。時至今日,依然迄立不倒。

1951

女性設計師開始嶄露頭角,在Finlayson Forssa工廠中全部設計師均為女性。直至今天,工作室依然不斷的湧現出無數令芬蘭人鼓舞的設計,並在斯堪的納維亞設計中奠定重要的地位。

1963

芬蘭功能主義創作的黃金時期。Finlayson™生產出第一個被袋,並採用繡花和印花工藝做點綴。

1975

Finlayson™成為芬蘭最大的雇主:旗下擁有11家工廠,共僱用6,500餘名工人。

2014

Finlayson™新的管理層為企業帶來全新的面貌。

2015

Finlayson™為年輕設計師設立了構思實驗室。公司再次成為萬眾焦點,並當選成為芬蘭年度品牌建設者。

2016

Finlayson™在芬蘭各專門店舉行了回收家用紡織品的活動。Finlayson™繼續在芬蘭強勢發展,同時亦在瑞典開設第一家分店。
Finlayson™當選成為芬蘭最受歡迎的五大品牌之一。
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