“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.
Quality and beauty —
The Väre serviettes are part of the National Museums Väre collection, designed by Marianne Huotari. The package includes 20 serviettes adorned with the Väre illustration.
Practical beauty —
Väre serviettes are the practical yet beautiful way to bring something new to the table. Paper serviettes create a touch of a festive atmosphere in any table settings.
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.