Established in 1985 by a couple, designer and pioneer of the Finnish rag rug Eija Rasinmäki and businessman Erkki Immonen, Finarte designs and manufactures affordable, sustainable rugs which balance a traditional Finnish weaving heritage with a contemporary Finnish design sensibility. A family-owned company that has grown out of love – the love for handmade, well designed rugs and the love between two souls. Now a lifelong commitment in two-generations, Finarte carries on the same ethos with the same passion as over thirty years ago.
The company began production in Europe, with its own factory in Portugal, until the early 90s, when Eija was invited to design for a rug manufacturer in India. This early collaboration grew into a life-long exchange of ideas and inspiration — about everything from manual weaving techniques to novel, reusable materials — to the point where these selfsame rug makers are now Finarte’s main production partners.
Today, led by the founders’ daughter Larissa Immonen, Finarte continues to produce rugs that reflect a careful balance of heritage and creativity, tradition and modernity, innovative design and reusable materials, east and west, a balance that can be seen in the textures, colors, shapes and forms found throughout our product lines.