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.
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[All images: Klaus Haapaniemi]