New customer in Denmark: Södahl

New customer in Denmark: Södahl

Our aim is to supply patterns for surfaces that have a long life and are still trendy. The philosophy of Södahl from Denmark is to develop quality products in great designs, unique fabrics, patterns and colours that could be mixed and matched across the board. We remain waiting to see how our patterns are used in Södahl’s upcoming collection!

Enjoying Finnish summer

Enjoying Finnish summer

This cold and rainy summer has been perfect for reading books and enjoying cups of tea. One of the books I finished was Marimekko – Suuria kuvioita (Marimekko – Big pictures). Book highly recommended for people interested in textile design, iconic Finnish brand Marimekko or business cultures in general.

Looking for the identity

Looking for the identity

When was the last time you took a look at the front page of Patternsfrom Agency? Have you seen any developments in it recently since we changed the logo? The logo is not the identity, but it is part of it. The Stooripuu workshop some weeks ago motivated us to...
Buyers’ guide is out!

Buyers’ guide is out!

The simple guide explains the options that the buyer has with us: to buy a ready-made pattern, to get the ready-made patterns modified or to let our designers do the design work from the scratch as per a design brief.

Patterns from Finland is Patternsfrom Agency

Patterns from Finland is Patternsfrom Agency

We launched the service for Finnish textile designers and companies interested in Finnish textile design in March 2015. Patterns from Finland was, and still is, the only open database for Finnish patterns, there anyone has the opportunity to leave a comment on any of...
Futon covers out now!

Futon covers out now!

Good news from Japan! Our designers Ilana Vähätupa’s Pihlat -pattern and Ammi Lahtinen’s Morning and Evening patterns have been turned into finalized products. The project with Japanese Showa Nishikawa has reached the showrooms, and the futon/bedding...
Design agent’s working day

Design agent’s working day

As the profession of a design agent is pretty new and unknown, let us tell you how a regular day at the office could be like. Today the first thing to do at the office was to brew a big cup of nice tea, followed by a conference call regarding the operational...
Office at Kimito!

Office at Kimito!

Finally it happens, Patterns from Finland has an office! As you might remember, Patterns from Finland, launched in March 2015, is run by two individual companies, design management and education concultancy Kanga’s and design agency 0.7 design Oy. All this time...
Patterns from Seoul

Patterns from Seoul

Recently we visited Seoul, South Korea for getting to know local design scene. The city provided plenty of beautiful patterns on both products as well as public places. And not only patterns, but an amazing number of sculptures and art around the city, not to mention...

Ilana’s interview on Salon Seudun Sanomat

A local newspaper, Salon Seudun Sanomat, interviewed one of our designers, Salo based Ilana Vähätupa. The article is in Finnish, but the main points for our international readers are: Ilana wishes to see braver use of patterns: besides of on textiles and wallpapers,...
Submissions for Feathr.com wallpapers

Submissions for Feathr.com wallpapers

Designers of Patterns from Finland have been active in accepting the challenge of creating new wallpaper designs for Feathr 2016/2017 collection. The submission period closed today, but people have still time to vote for their favourites for another seven days. There...
IPR strategy of Patterns from Finland

IPR strategy of Patterns from Finland

I spent an afternoon at IPR University Center’s seminar yesterday. As the name of the organizer reveals, the seminar was all about the IPR, including patents, trademarks, design registrations etc., and it was aimed specially for startups. There were many good...

Creating a brand with patterns

A while ago, we encouraged the designers to create a brand of themselves: if a customer is considering to purchase a pattern, and it has two equally talented designers’ works to choose from, most likely, the pattern of the more branded designer will be chosen....

Buyer’s Guide to Patterns from Finland

In Finland, like in many other countries, textile designers and studios have pretty similar ways to operate, which includes designing of a pattern or a collection, printing it on 50*70cm paper, cold calls to potential buyers, carrying a thick bunch of printed patterns...
Uusi portfoliokatselmus 5.4.2016!

Uusi portfoliokatselmus 5.4.2016!

Suomalaisille tekstiilisuunnittelijoille kehitetty designagentuuri ja sähköinen kuosiportfolio Patterns from Finland järjesti eilen portfoliokatselmuksen. Kaikki halukkaat eivät kuitenkaan mahtuneet mukaan, siksi järjestämme tiistaina 5.4.2016 toisen mahdollisuuden...

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