Designer Tero Kuitunen is inspired by the interface of design and art, the unprejudiced apposition of things, floating sceneries, and the meaning of humor and touch in design. Alongside product design, Tero is known for concept and space planning as well as memorable projects of contemporary art and design. (Continues…)

Designer Laura Väinölä and contemporary artist Karoliina Hellberg opened their first joint exhibition recently at Finlandinstitutet in Stockholm. In their exhibition, titled Tower of Presence, they create a mystical, nostalgic and fascinating story about a fictional person through whom we can identify our own memories and associations. The artists reveal captions of the character’s life in an installation made of flowers, piles of paper, paintings, pottery, carpet, curtains, light and sound. Even the scent of the flowers is part of the ambiance. (Continues…)

Visual artist Karoliina Hellberg paints interiors, memories and presences. In her fascinating paintings one can escape reality and feel the sensuality of a moment. Working with people from different disciplines is inspiring and natural for Karoliina. “Painting was not a self-evident decision when choosing my studies. I’ve also created spaces and built decors and sets. I have always been fascinated by ideas and themes that can be realized with various media.” (Continues…)