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Jonna Saarinen

MA work

MA work

This collection plays with nostalgia and colour — with a burst of Scandinavian nature through each item.


The bright, hand-printed cottons and linens are designed to complement each other and to work in harmony with the other items in the collection — including the trays, which are made from sustainable Finnish birch. These items collectively form an ideal setting for any dining occasion.


My inspiration for these prints came from childhood summers spent by the sea in Finland, capturing the joy and freedom of youth.


Info

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • This collection plays with nostalgia and colour — with a burst of Scandinavian nature through each item.


    The bright, hand-printed cottons and linens are designed to complement each other and to work in harmony with the other items in the collection — including the trays, which are made from sustainable Finnish birch. These items collectively form an ideal setting for any dining occasion.


    My inspiration for these prints came from childhood summers spent by the sea in Finland, capturing the joy and freedom of youth.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textiles, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2009
  • Experience

  • Freelance print workshop organiser, Colormaker Industries Australia, London, 2010-present; Freelance designer (printed textiles for Interiors), Helsinki and Turku, Finland, 2009-present
  • Exhibitions

  • 8 Fingers No Thumbs, Smithfield Gallery, London, 2010; Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, 2009; Lambeth Wide Open, Bainbridge Studios, London, 2010; Their Past - Our Future (Imperial War Museum commsion), Whitgift Centre, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • First prize, Paul Davis Interior Design Prize, 2010; Runner up, LG Hausys Wallpaper Design Award, 2009