This series of dishware is made of red clay and colored porcelain by Jatta Lavi. Small-scale production takes place at a shared studio space in Helsinki, where Lavi works in close collaboration with other artists.
“My products are mainly made of porcelain and Finnish clay. The magical translucence of porcelain inspires me constantly. The products are meant for use and can be washed in dishwasher.”
A ceramic wall rug is a captivating art work which combines the idea of a traditional textile rug with the new unexpected material. The work consists of hand rolled ceramic sticks which have different finishes from matte to glossy surface. These rugs are designed and made by Marianne Huotari of Studio Smoo, and they are unique pieces of art.
“With the ceramic wall rugs Marianne explores the fascinating world of surfaces and expresses her view of life.”
Made of soft and cozy merino wool, 1kertaa2 knitted home textiles combine beautiful design with impeccable quality. Design by Piia Kalliomäki and Marika Lehti.
“The designs are based in Scandinavian graphic minimalism and take a unique perspective on contemporary patterns. The products easily combine with your existing interior decor to create warmth and contrast. The minimal yet interesting patterns create the 1kertaa2 style. They complement the contemporary and the mainstream — yet in a timeless, stylish manner.”
When designing Day Chair for Hakola, Petra Lassenius was inspired by the light and petite furniture of the 50’s.
“My intention was to create visually and physically light and slender chair without forgetting the sitting comfort, which is achieved with the higher backrest. Day Chair is visually in proportion from each side and this enables placement of the chair in an open space.”
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ITEM is a Helsinki based design & lifestyle magazine. We curate and contextualize selections of items, through interviews and stories, which focus on one or another aspect of Finnish art, design, fashion, and wellness.