Kauris sidetables up for auction

Kauris sidetables up for auction

Here you'll find more pictures of the Kauris sidetables that are up for auction. Place your bids on our Facebook page by Sunday June 30 at 9 pm Finnish time! The tables have been made in the Skills Finland competition as student works, and it is designed by Miikka from Puuartisti. More information about the tables here. There were 7 contestants and two students who were practicing for the World Skills competition, so altogether 9 tables are looking for new homes 🙂 Here are the students' works in order and the school they represent: 7.: Meeri Hamari, Oulun seudun ammattiopisto   6.:...

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Puuartisti’s first furniture collection “Kauris” is launched – the first batch will be auctioned for charity

Puuartisti’s first furniture collection “Kauris” is launched – the first batch will be auctioned for charity

Finally we can say this out loud: our first furniture collection is called Kauris (Finnish word for ‘deer’) and its first product is a slender side table with traditional joints. It looks like this 🙂   What makes this first batch very special is that they were made in the Skills Finland  national competition, where young woodworkers competed in the Finnish Championship of wood craftsmanship. Miikka from Puuartisti was appointed as the head judge of the competition and he got the honour to design the competition piece. The students succeeded very well in executing this piece which...

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Lumi and Pyry, the adorable giant pandas at Ähtäri Zoo in Finland, got handmade “bear-proof” wooden toy balls

Lumi and Pyry, the adorable giant pandas at Ähtäri Zoo in Finland, got handmade “bear-proof” wooden toy balls

We heard that there had been some challenges with finding toys that are durable enough for the two giant pandas at Ähtäri Zoo, Lumi and Pyry  – the rubber balls designed as horse toys had not lasted for long in the teeth and claws of these bears. – Besides eating and sleeping, the pandas also like to play. They get excited over toys that can be carried or rolled around  – and even more if there are some treats inside. Especially Lumi, the female panda, is eager to play with balls and lumps of snow, said Anna Palmroth, the carer of the pandas at Ähtäri Zoo. So we offered to help and make...

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