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Stala Seven - steeltops, stainless steel worktops and kitchen backsplashes
• Worktop height 20/30/40mm
• Unique StalaTex patterns available
Our story, as designers of Finnish solutions for everyday life, began in the 1970s
We are a family company. Both a family and a company. For us, this means lasting values, cooperation and pulling together to get things done. It also means the ambition, vision and uncompromising quality vital for creating a successful business.
The very core of our expertise lies in our ability to unify stainless steel, Finnish design and an understanding of life. Ideas which see a draining board developed into a multi-functional, stainless steel centre-piece and the evolution of the kitchen into a living space to welcome guests into the warmth of the home. Stala exists to create sustainable designs that truly become part of our lives.
Reino Rajamäki had just acquired Upo’s steel washstand operations when a period of frenzied redevelopment began across the country. People were moving from the countryside to the cities for work, resulting in new residential districts springing up around these urban centres. Kitchens were filled with the typically Finnish aromas of oven-baked sausage rings and herring casserole, prepared on Stala’s stainless steel worktops.
A change was also underway in homes far and wide, with a move towards open-plan designs. It was no longer possible to hide away kitchen appliances – and why would we want to? Popular celebrity chefs showed off their professional kitchens in TV cooking programmes, with gleaming steel worksurfaces appealing to many. Stala heralded in a new era, where stainless steel was to take pride of place.
Now, as always, design, ease of use and functionality are the guiding principles of what we do. This is true of our products, customer relationships and how we operate. We ship our products from our Lahti-based factory out to numerous countries, proudly displaying the Design from Finland mark.
Photos: Kaapo Kamu