Thanks Pip - found this forum when trying to solve the mystery of my one and only Murano plate, so it feels correct to offer help in return. (Btw, you seem to handle Finnish quite well!)
I am interested in the post-war Finnish design, as you all might know, Finland was in several wars and had to pay war indemnities to Russia. Compared to the lands of plenty (like Sweden and Denmark) Finland was very poor, but the people were innovative and creative. Shipping and paper industries were developed as well as beautiful design.
It is a shame most of it ended in the oil crisis. Nowadays traditional Finnish businesses are sold abroad and I am afraid we can kiss goodbye everything own and original.
So, if I can help 'saving the memory' of the great Finnish designers, I'm happy to help. One of the greatest, Timo Sarpaneva, passed away a month ago.