Housing Jesper von Hertzen, 40, still uses landlines almost every day – These things have disappeared from our homes, and it tells of a big change

The change in Finnish homes and the life lived there cannot be understood simply by staring at statistics. This is often best illustrated by furniture, objects, and space solutions that were sometimes quite common but then almost disappeared. Does the bookshelf do the same?

If entered a Finnish home more than thirty years ago, barely found many foreign furniture.

Most of the furniture sold in Finland was also made in Finland, and no Ikea could be found in the whole country.

Suburbs only began to become more common five or sixty years ago. And it’s not long since most Finns lived in the countryside and water was a rarity.

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