“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 of Finland 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.
Soft textiles by Finarte —
Finarte is the producing partner for Väre collections textiles: throw, cushion cover and rugs.
The Väre throw is made in Europe, in Lithuania from soft luxurious wool and detailed with fringed edges on the short sides. Due to its material, the throw is thick and warm yet soft and comfortably lightweight.
Warmth And Softness —
The warmth and softness of the wool in the Väre throw invite you to cuddle underneath, making it especially perfect for cold seasons or whenever it gets too chilly. The Väre throw is also the perfect option for warm up your home with its delicate, earthy tones and forest-like pattern, full of vibrations of life.
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.