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Monday, May 14

Klaus Haapaniemi

The design studio founded by artist Klaus Haapaniemi and designer Mia Wallenius produces textile collections, furniture, fashion, books and events and exhibitions. Their design approach is influenced by nature, Finnish folklore, fantasy and traditional decorative arts with a modern twist. If the designs look vaguely familiar to you, that's because Klaus Haapaniemi is also the artist behind the very popular Iitala Taika dinnerware!

Not only am I fascinated by Klaus's fairytale illustrations, I am also very happy to see that the Klaus Haapaniemi design studio contributes to the charity run by the people behind some of their production in India. There are limited edition prints of Klaus's work, proceeds from which currently go towards building a solar power system for a school in the village of Khanapur.

You can also buy these products online right here

[All images: Klaus Haapaniemi]


Patricia Torres said...

That is so pretty!! the peacock print is stunning!!

Kikka said...

I am happily surprised to find some design of a finnish designer from your blog!
The world is very small...but very nice and beautiful.
Your blog is gorgeous every time I visit. Sorry I have been so lazy in writing.

anrosh said...

the cat reminds me of Jamini roys paintings . don't you think ?

lorenabr said...

Great designs! :)

Bhavna said...

You think so, Anrosh? Is this the one that you are talking about: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5230603?

Kimono From Japan said...

Love his designs! So far I just have his IIttala cups, but a nice pillow is definitely on my want list!

Manju G said...

LOVE all of these gorgeous pillows, so beautifully produced and perfect for home decor. Such a beautiful blog you wrote.

You can find some more on my etsy shop as well




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