Scandinavian springtime is here! After a dark and long winter, we wake up to light mornings and enjoy evening light until late. The first holiday in spring is Easter, which we celebrated last weekend, followed by the May 1st in two weeks time.
As we design patterns for long-term use, they have very seldom clear indicators or motives for specific seasons. Instead, we rather play with seasonal colors. The colors of Scandinavian springtime have fresh tones of green, yellow and pink.
We designed a collection of 12 patterns with the mood of Scandinavian springtime.
Sulous pattern is Tiina Taivainen’s pattern “I made the sketches for this pattern during a spring time. However the pattern began to glow not until I colored them with verdant colors of late summer. Naivistic style combined with natural style makes it joyful and happy.”
Miira Zukale has designed two patterns to our Scandinavian springtime -collection. In her Leafie pattern there are various paper-cut leaves. If you are looking at the trees in a park there are many different kinds of shapes and sizes of leaves. She tried to catch the feeling of first leaves and flowers of spring into this pattern, which has a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.
Miira’s Niitty pattern has hilly meadows in it. This is a lovely pattern with the feeling of old dress fabrics.
Also Hanna Ruusulampi has two patterns in this collection. The pattern Lepohetki (rest) is a picnic moment sitting on a stone, drinking coffee and eating a sandwich. The style of the pattern is very graphic, which is typical for Hanna as a designer.
“With the funnel-shaped flowers and spherical flower heads, this one is my favorite pick from the flower decorations of a shop”, describes Ammi Lahtinen her Favourite pick -pattern.
Ketunleipä pattern by Tanja Kallio has spring and commonly known wild forest herbs with sour taste in it. Ketunleipä is also known as the taste of early summer in Finland. The pattern is rich and suitable for example for summer interior textiles.
Ilana Vähätupa likes the structure of the dill plant and its teeny tiny flowers. The pattern celebrates the garden’s edible treasures and their visual beauty, and the practice of painting with only few colors.
Tanja Kallios second pattern in this collection is Lehto. The pattern’s name is the Finnish word for grove, which she sees as a growing place for delicate yet strong plants. While capturing that spirit into a pattern, she could catch a whiff of the old times.
Anna Kuukka found inspiration to her Treetops pattern from bird’s-eye view over a forest treeline. She used watercolors for making the pattern, which gives the texture a soft look. The pattern is suitable for both fashion and interiors, particularly if you need that fine-grain look that creates a great contrast to a vivid, large-scale print.
Lauantai pattern by Maria Tolvanen is a sugar sweet pattern and it means Saturday in English. The pattern is inspired by a popular Finnish candy mix that translates roughly to “the Saturday bag”. Versatile and joyful, don’t you think?
Falling strokes of Usva pattern is again a sample of Hanna Ruusulampi’s signature style: bold, graphic style. The pattern hides treasures behind the curtain of morning fog.
Noora Hattunen explains her Aamukaste pattern: “After a night, the forest is full of morning dew. Droplets are dripping from leafs and flowers to the ground. Forest animals gather together to enjoy the fresh dewdrops. Fresh way to start the morning!”