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I design and produce wearable pieces for everyday use.
Often their materials are upcycled or they are readily reusable.
My inspiration is in colors, folklore, self-made art and things that
reveal people’s ability to get amused by small things.
Kiss kiss-art stockings have been my main product since 1997. Their
basic idea is in the upcycling-culture, where a designer redefines
industrial waste or surplus materials.
Kiss kiss-products are silk-printed. The patterns are endangered
Finnish natural plants or old embroidery motifs, which have been
collected in the area of Karelia. My idea to use these motifs is in
lifting them up and in contributing to their existence.
I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in textile and visual arts at
the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. Since then I have
worked as an independent artist in Helsinki in my own studio.
Beside my work as an craft designer, I also work in the field of
contemporary art. My high hope is to bring joy and beauty to peoples
everyday life, whatever I do.