Weiste 100 years
In early 1920’s a Finnish primary school teacher by profession, Kalle Aimo Weiste (1881-1963) had a paper shop in Helsinki. For Christmas time he once imported Christmas tree top stars made of silver yarn. When he closed the shop door the night before Christmas, only one of the stars was left. He got an idea to start making this beautiful decoration on his own. This was the beginning of his Christmas decoration business, K. A. Weiste Oy.
The founder’s son Aarre Weiste (1920-2001) continued his father’s work. In 1992, as a recognition of international success of the company and Aarre Weiste’s lifework, K. A. Weiste was granted the Internationalisation Award of the President of the Republic by the President of Finland. The children of Aarre Weiste took over the business and took the family firm into the next century.
Our mission to bring joy to people has remained the same for a century. 100 years later Weiste is still a family enterprise and our values craftsmanship, innovation, stability and trustworthiness reflect our everyday work. Back in 1924, tinsel was among the first decorations manufactured by Weiste. Even though the range of products has grown enormously from those days, tinsel has remained as popular as ever.
Like a fairy tale, but true.
The spirit and joy of Christmas and the insight of an enterprising father - that is where the fabulous story of Weiste began in Christmas 1924.
For generations, we have produced joy for people who enjoy beautifying their homes. In addition to Christmas decorations, today we also offer interior decoration products for year-round use.
It all started with Christmas and you can still achieve the same warm atmosphere with our products in everyday life and special occations, whenever you want.
Our product family
Weiste Christmas 2024-collection
Baby's First Christmas
VillaWeiste Interior collection
Showroom for retailers
Helsinki showroom is open by appointment for retailers.
You are warmly welcome!
Please arrange an appointment in advance:
Weiste Wanha Villa - boutique
Our own brand store, Weiste Wanha Villa boutique, is located in our factory premises in Pukinmäki, Helsinki. Here you will find a wide range of Christmas decorations and home decorations.
An impressive Villa protected by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the magnificent former home of the founder of our company, Kalle Weiste, is in itself a destination worth visiting. Christmas has been celebrated here for 100 years.
Weiste Wanha Villa boutique has taken a winter break. We will announce on social media when we open again.