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Matleena Issakainen
TEXTILE ART AND DESIGN
1981, FINLAND

INTERIOR TEXTILES FOR A YOUNG HOME
Statement

A young person's first home is usually a small flat or a room in a dorm. The dwelling can be personalised by furnishing it with textiles, and textiles are easy to bring along when moving. Textiles are important in a small home, because in a small space they are more prominent. I wanted to create alternatives to conventional patterns in curtains and bed linen. I wanted something that would resonate with the individual preferences of young and young-minded people between 18 and 30. My collection of textiles consists of two themes. The Neverending Rock Show was inspired by the growing fandom of Finnish heavy metal music. Tuunaajat gets its ideas from the popular trend of making things yourself and emphasising your own personality. Finlayson has printed the Kroko cloth in the Tuunaajat collection.

 

Biography
Matleena Issakainen has studied textile art at UIAH and will receive her M.A. in spring 2007. For the last 18 months, she has been a member of The Collection, a group of young designers who have been selling their own line for the textile industry in Finland and at international trade fairs in Frankfurt and Brussels. The Collection intends to continue their operations and aims towards the international market. Matleena Issakainen also makes textile art. She held two exhibitions in spring 2006 with tufted Kassi wall textiles. Her latest exhibition was the Ruma/Kaunis (Ugly/Beautiful) joint exhibition in spring 2006.
Contact information
+358 44 344 5251
aneeltam(at)gmail.com
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