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About us


The 200-year-old house of the Sutela family in Liminka (photo: Ilpo Okkonen)

The 200-year-old house of the Sutela family in Liminka (photo: Ilpo Okkonen)

Craftsmanship based on 200 years of tradition

The home of the Sutela family has provided a living for numerous generations of artisans over the last 200 years, and this tradition of Finnish craftsmanship is now being carried forward to coming generations by the 20-year-old firm known as Jussi Sutela Oy.

We carry out all manner of specialized projects, large or small, in wood, as ordered, e.g. oak window frames for Kuopio Market Hall, new doors for the Department of Architecture at the University of Oulu, a decorative piece for the roof of Oulu Cathedral’s Chapter House and innumerable doors, TV shelves and other items of furniture for private homes, particularly stylish dining tables in solid hardwoods, all based on 20 years of experience.

Our distinctive, hand-made hardwood furniture and doors produced using traditional methods and skills can be recognised at once from the quality of their finish. Their discreet, timeless design and the high-quality materials from which they are made will ensure that they are adaptable, versatile and easily combined and will retain their value for a long time to come.

Sutela products are manufactured in Liminka, in our own workshop. In addition to the Sutela premises, we also have an office in Helsinki, located in the classic district of Etu-Töölö.


Exhibitions and prizes

Prizes:

Company of the Year in Liminka, 2008

Northern Ostrobothnian Prize for Environmental Consideration 1999

Finland Creates out of Wood, Northern Ostrobothnia 1997. Thinly (archive shelves). Designer: Osmo Rantapelkonen, Manufacturer: Jussi Sutela Oy.

Möbel 94. Zipper (light chair). Designer: Hanna Louhelainen, Manufacturer: Jussi Sutela Oy

Invited exhibitions:

Museum of Northern Ostrobothnia: Paina puuta – Sitting on Green Gold. Arranged by: The Finnish Museum of Handicrafts, Oulu 22.10.2010-16.1.2011 – exhibition of chairs.

Pikisaari, Oulu, 3.-28.11.2008 – exhibition of furniture
Design Forum Finland, Helsinki 2008 – Tarina children’s furniture

Verkaranta, Tampere 2006 – Tarina children’s furniture

Verkaranta, Tampere 2000 — exhibition of chairs

Milano 1994 – Zipper light chair


References in newspapers and magazines

Deko 2/2016
Kotiliesi 18/2012
Kansan Tahto 12.7.2012
Helsingin Sanomat 5.7.2012
Rantalakeus 12.11.2008
Kauppalehti 10.6.2008
Kaleva 9.7.2007
Avotakka 9B/2007

Glorian Koti Sept. 2007
Rantalakeus 12.10.2005
Avotakka 9B/2005
Avotakka Aug. 2005
Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 20.3.2005