About us

Martela is one of the Nordic leaders in the office interior industry. A passion to offer the best workplaces has been guiding the company for seventy years.

In addition to innovative and ergonomic furniture solutions Martela designs and implements various workplace related services.

Martela helps improve the employee wellbeing while at the same time increasing the space use efficiency in workplaces, schools and welfare environments.

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Martela designers

Martela has a strong international Interior Designer team that has broad experience of Workplace Planning.

Interior Designers

Martela furniture and services are designed with experience and expertise. In addition to our own Designers and Workplace Specialists we collaborate with numerous other renowned Designers.

Furniture and Service Designers


21.05.2019 Half a century of Kari chairs

Almost every Finn is familiar with this chair, but only a few know it – the chair is called Kari and it is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Kari 1 classic wooden chair was designed by Kari Asikainen in 1969. The versatile Kari series consists of a selection of furniture, from universal chairs and tables to lobby furniture. Kari chairs have been in production for half a century and about a million pieces have been made so far.

16.05.2019 Sustainability Report 2018 is published

Martela has published its latest Sustainability Report according the new GRI standard. ”Responsibility is reflected in the development of our customers' work and learning environments as well as in the responsibility of our own operations. Martela is committed to the ten principles of the Global Compact initiative concerning human rights, labour rights, environmental protection and the prevention of corruption”, says Matti Rantaniemi, Managing Director of Martela Corporation.

03.05.2019 How can you transfer the peacefulness of a personal office into an open-plan office?

There has been a broad change from personal to open-plan offices in workplaces. This change has had a profound impact on employees, as our Martela Insights database shows. Open-plan offices have two main benefits over personal ones.


Martela is growing and there are countless opportunities for you to realise your potential. Hundreds of employees choose to work at Martela because of the engaging job roles, great team spirit and the development opportunities they experience.

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At Martela, we have a strong desire to create solutions that genuinely support our customers’ operation, with quality visibly present both in the products we make and the way we operate.

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