A unique textile that incorporates ceramic elements. The work, which was woven on a handloom in the Arabia Art Departmen Society’s visiting artist studio at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, investigates different ways to combine ceramics and woven fabric, in this case the sound and brittleness of ceramic materials.
concept and art piece: Veera Kulju
video and edit: Ananya Tanttu
performance and choreography: Satu Halttunen
clothing pattern: Anu Salonen
graphic design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen
Publicist, co-curator, producer, consult, organizer, builder, sales… and more! I have been working in the LOKAL wonderland since the beginning of 2015. Here below some examples of my work for this beautiful and genuine place -> klick on the smaragdus green words to open links. More about LOKAL here!
TORI / Co-curating & producing & building
SMARAGDUS / Concept & co-curating & producing & publicity & building
Logo by Cajsa Holgersson / Work-in-progress video by Ananya Tanttu here!
KASVU, TILLVÄXT, GROWTH, Onoma summer exhibition satellite at LOKAL in collaboration with Onoma, Habitare & Asun magazine / Concept & Producer & collaborations & publicist planner
Graphic identity Ilkka Kärkkäinen / Dynamo&son
Beautiful video of the opening by Ananya Tanttu here!
Raivio & Kulju projects ❤
Old leather jackets find a new function as a handmade unique carpet or blanket. This work interferes in the cycle of used material by utilising its charasteristics and qualities. The final product is taken out of original context but some subtle clues
remain. From the Sea-series has been exhibited in FennoFolk exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki (2008), DMY-Berlin (2011), Finnish Design Unwrapped exhibition both at London Design week (2012) and at Helsinki Design Museum (2012), A mini world design exhibition Everyday Discoveries as a part of the Design capital in 2012.
photo: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
RAIVIO & KULJU is an art and design group, formed in 2006 when Päivi and Veera met while studying in the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Raivio & Kulju´s work has elements of both art and design and their work combines function, aesthetics and most importantly experimental approach to aspects such as making or manufacturing, use and function.
They design objects to stage situations and fantasies in which they use conjecture, even gallows humour, to question general conventions and familiar associations. They create tensions by stretching the boundaries of the practical and by boldly combining and reforming materials. They wander about in the familiar world of objects by shaping the mass into things one-off and unique, by working the durable to become fragile, and errors into ornament.
I was working for Teemu Järvi’s brand for a year in 2015. Developing concept and products, planning and producing publication, brand photoshoots and exhibitions, planning and being in charge of sales, coordinating collaborations and creating new ones.
We worked in collaboration with ARTEK, HABITARE, Helsinki Design Week, Susanna Vento, LOKAL, Papershop, My o My, Monoqi, National Museum of Finland / Seurasaari Open – Air Museum, Finnish Design Shop…
In to the Wild with Teemu here!
Photoshoot at Seurasaari Open-Air museum and Nuuksio forest. Talented photographer Unto Rautio, styling Teemu Järvi & Veera Kulju.
Collaboration 1 & 2 from many with amazing Susanna Vento. Photos and styling Susanna Vento.