The old Selki railway station in Southern Finland is home to a small design manufacturing company called Selki-asema (asema is Finnish for station) run by Jukka Merta. Selki-asema’s designers include Mari Relander and Anna-Katriina Tilli, Klaus Aalto, Jari-Petri Voutilainen, Mikko Laakkonen, and Elina Järvinen. Their product range includes furniture, lamps, accessories, and even cook ware – everything you might need in your house. The designer of Naulikko coat rack, Klaus Aalto is based in Helsinki where he has had his own studio since 2002. Klaus Aalto received multiple prizes for his diploma work from the University of Art and Design in 2007. His work has been widely published and is included e.g. in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Quebec. Klaus currently works together with his wife, designer Elina Aalto under the name Aalto+Aalto. They met while studying at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1997. They have been working both together and separately in design projects since 2000 and decided to start a joint design studio Aalto+Aalto in 2010. The studio focuses mainly on product design. Aalto+Aalto enjoy working on projects that functionally, esthetically as well as emotionally bring something new to our material world. Their work often brings a new point of view to everyday objects.
Naulikko is a coat rack attached to the wall where order meets esthetics in a fun way. It was inspired by the chaos of regular coat racks where the coats are piled up on top of each other in one big mess. Naulikko has separate fixed coat hangers for each piece of garment, which can be neatly browsed to find the right one. It also looks nice. The materials used are powder coated steel and painted wooden knobs. Naulikko is manufactured by Selki-Asema.