photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada

“2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE project made me think about
the importance of our forests and the global climate change problematics.
Not everyone has the opportunity to turn on the light when it gets dark.
I wanted to create a solution with materials and technology representing
minimal usage of natural resources. The product should also be easy
to maintain and timeless. JUNE chandelier is a new version of one of the earliest forms of lighting."

JUNE chandelier
oak, led technology, natural wood oil mixture

Design Mikko Paakkanen
LED technology: SAAS Instruments


”WWF Finland and NIKARI co-operation is a brilliant example of how a contemporary design company can represent sustainable thinking in the modern world. We at WWF Finland are happy to be part of Nikari PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE and together with great designers pay attention to the important issue of protecting forests globally.”

Anneli Alfthan
Director, Business and Industry
WWF Finland


PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE tells about Nikari philosophy and the Finnish wood design ideology: how we delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village. Because number 12 is the number of the year (it is the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year, so definitely worth celebrating) and there are 12 months in a year, we asked twelve designers or design studios to study our philosophy and give their comments to it in a form of a wooden product. We co-operate with the Finnish WWF and part of the sales price is donated to protecting rainforests and forests globally.

Project designers:

JANUARY Harri Koskinen Finland
FEBRUARY Thomas Sandell Sweden
MARCH Martí Guixé Spain
APRIL Alfredo Häberli Switzerland
MAY Simo Heikkilä Finland
JUNE Mikko Paakkanen Finland
JULY Nao Tamura Japan
AUGUST Aamu Song & Johan Olin  Korea & Finland
SEPTEMBER Mikhail Barashkov Russia
OCTOBER Samuli Naamanka Finland
NOVEMBER Louise Campbell Denmark
DECEMBER Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano UK & Japan

During 2012 we will manufacture 12 pieces’ numbered series of each product.
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"JUNE is a fresh and modern version of the familiar chandelier. It is time consuming and challenging to manufacture, but at the same time very interesting. The look of the product is inspiring – it reminds me of some kind of a sea creature. I like it, a lot."

JUNE cabinet maker Matti Söderkultalahti

In co-operation with: Fiskarsin Laatupuu