“Through organic brush strokes, the Väre (ripple) illustration takes thoughts to a national romantic forest, where one can see primitive patterns grooved on the surface of pots, memories channeling through the palms of working hands and ripples of life.”
– Marianne Huotari, Finnish ceramic and textile artist
National Museum x Marianne Huotari: Väre Collection —
Ceramic and textile artist Marianne Huotari has designed an illustration for the National Museum of Finland. The illustration can now be seen in the Väre collections items, including several home textiles and paper products. Many elements that are important to Finarte, such as appreciation and renewal of traditions, beautiful design, handicrafts and highlighting Finnish designers, are all combined in the collection.
High-quality paper —
The Väre art print is printed on Hahnemühle FineArt -paper, which is archivable and lasts under normal conditions for up to 100 years.
Numbered artwork —
The Väre art print is series of a hundred giclée printed art prints. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist, Marianne Huotari.
Inspired By Traditions, Implemented From A New Perspective —
Huotari is inspired by traditions, which she treats with respect but at the same time from a new, future reaching perspective. The colors of the illustration were created by exploring National Museum building in Helsinki and its history. The illustration of the Väre collection has had its inspiration from existing frescoes at the National Museum and very traditional Finnish, evergreen forests. The colors and designs themselves, however, are very modern and bound to this time.