A holistic view into designing living
Our design often starts with the smallest details – from small samples of real life, such as children’s toys on the living room floor. Our houses are built for living and experiencing life in all of its dimensions. The looks of a house may be spectacular and wonderful but we promise that in an Alvardag home everything is designed with your and your close ones’ convenience and comfort in mind.
Insight is important. In our language it means using materials in interesting ways, for example using familiar and “boring” everyday materials in unique and exciting large surfaces which imprison your gaze and awakens your interests. For us, insight also means thrills and experiments. The house and its various spaces lead to an adventure in its trails along the voyage of discovery.
The house, furniture and functional spaces shape our everyday
Our vision in design is driven by focus in experiences and comforts of day-to-day living created with Alvardag style. The best possible living experience in the world should include all aspects of a house, including the furniture. As a result we have created a new furniture line in co-operation with one of Finland’s oldest and best known furniture producers, ISKU. The collection was launched in September 2017 at the Habitare exhibition. The line includes sofas, tables and chairs.
At Alvardag, we love our interiors so much that we took some extra steps and developed our own textile-line together with a well known Finnish brand Vallila. Release your inner interior designer with your brand new Alvardag X Vallila collection where every detail is taken into consideration. We started the line with three different designs that were crafted to curtains, carpets and free to use prints sold by the meter. That’s not all! We are proud to inform that there is more on the way…. so stay tuned!
As our thirst for the good things in life is endless, we have designed our own champagne glass together with a well known German glass manufacturer, Ritzenhoff. The glass is part of a special edition, My Finland – honouring the celebrations of Finlands 100th year as a independent country. Our design – The Snowflake gets it’s inspiration from the purity and cleanliness of everyday life in Finland. A snowflake for us is a beautiful, sensitive and unique just as Finland is.
Reclaimed concrete is another ecotech advancement in construction that we have found during our search for ecological materials. It’s also better than many others – it has larger load bearing capacity than for example crushed rock resulting in less material consumption. We help everyone in our ecosystem to make the right choices: the carbonation of concrete creates yet another carbon dioxide sink.
We love wood. Wood creates a peaceful and a naturally harmonious living environment and let’s an eye rest. Whether it’s birch laths on the exterior or oak stairs on the inside we prefer to use wood wherever we can.
Windows are the homes eyes letting in light and at the same time they play a big role in insulation. Good-quality, energy-efficient windows are an important element within any building’s ecosystem. Technology in windows means for example remote controlled intelligent glass surfaces for more comfort, privacy and sun protection.
Many of the details and surfaces in our homes can be made out of 100% recycled, recyclable and sustainable materials which contain for example recycled post-industrial plastics.
Insulation is an important part of a balanced living experience and with ecological building insulation materials, preferably recycled and reclaimed sustainable materials we aim to create insulation that is lightweight, breathable and with great thermal performance. Reducing leakage from dwellings is a significant nature saver.
Alvardag X Vallila by Lauri Ylönen
Alvardag has designed a special collection for Vallila Design Studio as part of their Spring / Summer 2017 Collection. The collection is called Alvardag X Vallila by Lauri Ylönen and includes three different designs and six colorings. The designs are called Kuma, String and Sulka(feather) and are available as curtains, carpets and fabrics.