“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.
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.
Delicate, Fairy Like Tones —
Finarte is the producing partner for Väre collections textiles: throw, cushion cover and rugs.
The Väre cushion is embroidered by hand with wool yarn on wool fabric. The backside of the cushion is made out of cotton fabric. Väre cushion is the perfect option to brighten up your home with its delicate, fairy tones and forest-like pattern, full of vibrations of life.
High-Quality Artisan Work —
Väre collection cushion is hand embroidered by skilled artisans in India, where the Finarte collection has been crafted for over 25 years. Our aim is to combine the local weaving heritage and the Nordic design sensibility to create a shared view on beauty and sustainability.