The story began in a shopping mall
Putinki's story began in 1973 in Hakaniemi shopping hall. At that time, Kirsti Jantunen's painted enamelware, wooden jewelry and antiques formed the core of the selection. What was new and exceptional was that most of the items were recycled. Soon, the sale of cards and stationery started at the same time, and with their success, Kirsti's husband Martti also moved to work in Putinki. They developed and raised Putinki together until the 21st century. An interesting detail of Putinki's history is also the fact that in the early 80s, their family ran a vegetarian teahouse in addition to a paper shop for a few years. A true pioneer in its own time too.
From love to paper
Over the years, Putinki has grown to employ more than twenty people, serving both consumers and retailers as a stationery and gift shop operator. Our task is still the same: to delight and inspire people in the midst of everyday life, through the means of insightful design. In Putinki's own production, domestic design and product manufacturing as close as possible are also important values. The cards of our own production are produced locally in Helsinki, and the calendars, notebooks and cards of our own production are produced by our carefully selected partners in Tallinn. We are happy to cooperate with many talented domestic illustrators and companies such as Henna Adel, Mira Mallius, Kaisu Sandberg, Natali Kit, John Nurminen Säätiö and Pentik. In addition to our own production, we import high-quality paper products and represent many well-known brands in Finland, such as nuuna, Cavallini, ViSSEVASSE and Paperblanks.
Letterpress studio in Helsinki
We also print unique embossed cards by hand in our own offices in Vallila, Helsinki. Our letterpress cards are printed on high-quality paper made in Finland. The Moomin philosophy has also been close to our hearts for several decades, and the raised Moomin cards with the most wonderful quotes have become real classics. In addition, we produce customized commissioned works for museums and companies.
We serve consumers in our stationery stores in Hakaniemi, Ullanlinna and Töölö. In addition to the charming atmosphere and the incredibly wide selection of paper products, we offer e.g. adorable toys, games and other gift items. We are constantly developing our selection and strive to favor small producers and individual products.
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