Located in Rovaniemi, north of Finland, the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland got a recent makeover, with the goal was to create an interesting and contemporary space. Suvi-Maria Silvola and Laura Seppänen collaborated on this project. Inspired by a color wheel, a nod to the art department, the newly refurbished Agora is divided in four different-colored functional zones. Each distinct area is uniform in appearance when viewed from above.

Sustainability, durability and ergonomic solutions have dictated the choice of furniture, with an emphasis on Nordic designers. The space is furnished with Vitra chairs, handmade tables by Finnish carpenter .TebianDarø lighting, woven vinyl flooring by BolonLepo lounge chairs by Yrjö Kukkapuro, Kiki benches, tables and seaters by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Muuto couches and chairs, Keel Coffee tables by New Works, along with the legendary Stool 60 by Artek. Beautiful textile by Finnish designer Sanna Annukka ornate the walls, as well as artwork made by the students.

It is quite a creative study environment, don’t you think?


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Photos: Tuomas Uusheimo