In 2016, we named Olson House “Best Home Furnishings Store.” Now, Olson House is eager to share its newest endeavor with Milwaukeeans: the Haavikko Home Pop-Up Shop. Like Olson House, Haavikko is largely inspired by shop owner Teresa Olson’s Nordic heritage — even the name Haavikko comes from Olson’s Finnish grandmother’s last name.
Haavikko will feature items not sold at Olson House in Shorewood. Instead, this pop up shop is stocked with curated furniture, décor, and art installations intended to showcase the “ethereal and dramatic” side of Nordic design. Olson says the pop-up will be more thematic than the Shorewood location. “Think northern lights-inspired color tones, but with some deep, rich hues of autumn and winter.”
Expect to see new brand material — Haavikko is debuting the new Tivoli collection from Normann Copenhagen, and launching a new Finnish lifestyle brand called Anno, becoming the only location in the US selling their products. Haavikko will also introduce new blankets and other home décor.
Olson plans to show and sell works from various artists at Haavikko as well. The importance of supporting these artists, especially local ones, is not lost on Olson. Her pop-up is partnering with and showcasing works from other artists who Olson House has worked with in the past.
The pop-up will be located at The Shoppe Salon (155 Milwaukee St.), whose Third Ward location Olson describes as a “dreamy space,” making it the perfect place for Haavikko.
Haavikko is hosting an opening night event on Friday, November 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. For its opening weekend, Haavikko will also host design products from Carnegie Fabrics, Ruder Group European Furniture and Interface/Flor Carpeting. This collaboration is designed to emphasize how well Nordic and local art can pair with other interior design styles.
The pop-up will only last for a few weeks running November 9-23, so if you love Olson House, be sure to make time to stop at the Haavikko Home Pop-Up Shop this November.