(jiří macek) According to the analytical server WGSN that maps and also very frequently determines the movements of the fashion and design scene, Klaus Haapaniemi is one of the most important contemporary illustrators. However, we might consider him a storyteller too. At the least, his collection for the Finnish label ittala brings us into the world of myth and fairytales.
Not only can you can find the illustrations of this 38-year-old designer on the Marimekko, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Levis, or Cacharel fabrics, but also in the Observer newspaper. His drawings are based on themes from Finish folklore. However, when you look at them a bit closer, you will discover that their features also reflect Slavonic folklore and contemporary Japanese illustrations. The drawings take you to the essence of these stories that teach us how to distinguish between the good and the bad and how to fight against evil.
The Taiko collection, designed for the legendary Finnish brand ittala, introduces the world of magic into everyday life. When ittala presented new pieces from its collection at 100% Design in London last month, it was as if a new storybook was opened. Taiko is definitely one of the most suggestive dinner sets of today. It might be so for the reason that the stories it tells were born in times beyond time. They are not subject to the passage of time, only to the scrutiny of Klaus Haapeniemi, the designer who can see wonders.
You can buy ittala’s products in the Designor shop in the Czech Republic.
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