Ilana Vähätupa

Inspiration is found everywhere and in everything I see. The most intriguing sources are the small, subtle things that almost go unnoticed. Different moments, feelings and nature are most important influencers to my designs. I am really fascinated by the infinite shapes, everything from the molecular level to outer space. I have learned a way to letting the design process lead and guide me by findings, coincidents, and errors.

I am a Bachelor of Arts in textile design. I have a strong emphasis on print design, weaving and product design. My life-long interests and hobbies finally led me into being a textile designer, a field which combines many of my strengths.

Most often my designs start with a hand-made sketch. Alongside freehand drawing, I use unusual and mixed techniques. I like to create abstract surfaces and to draw bold lines and delicate pencil traces.

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