Textile Nature, design Kustaa Saksi
Kustaa Saksi is known for his ability to create whimsical worlds, marked by a dynamic design expression and a deeply personal understanding of nature. Drawing on his skills as both artist and designer, he references his native Scandinavian landscape when telling stories through textiles. The many intricate details hold mystical symbols and secret messages. With the woven fabric Nature in five colour combinations Saksi brings new energy to the timeless Lamino. It is also available in a printed version for pillows.
Facts about Kustaa Saksi
At the core of all design, art and craft is the desire to tell a story. Being both a visual artist and textile designer, Kustaa Saksi sees himself as a storyteller, regardless of what material or medium he is working with. Having grown up in Finland (born 1975) but currently residing in Amsterdam, his visual language is based in the organic, with distinct references to nature. The detailed patterns create complex shapes, but with an element of playfulness, alluding to the design aesthetics of the 60s. The art of Kustaa Saksi has been internationally exhibited at galleries and museums, in places from London, New York and Berlin to Singapore and Bangkok. Among his clients are Nike, Issey Miyake, LMVH, Salvatore Ferragamo and Marimekko. For Swedese, he has produced the textile “Nature”.
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