MoA Master
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Photo: Marianne Nurmi

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Marianne Nurmi
TEXTILE ART AND DESIGN
1976, FINLAND

CURTAINS FOR NURSING ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE DEMENTED
Statement
The starting point for this final thesis work was a development proposal for the Kontula senior citizens’ centre from Finlayson Oy. The thesis studied which colours and designs would be best for curtains in the care environment of people developing dementia. Dementia sufferers in three senior citizen’s centres were interviewed for the study to find out their wishes and preferences regarding curtain fabrics. The study deals with the difficulties people suffering from dementia have in perceiving colours and designs and other special needs regarding the environment. In addition, it discusses aspects of the care environment that can be influenced with well-thought-out use of colour and designs. The nursing staff were also asked what they considered would be good colours and designs for curtains in their work environment. Based on the results, a curtain collection comprising four different patterns was created for the Finlayson Pro collection.
Biography
Marianne Nurmi received her M.A. from the Department of Textile Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in spring 2007. She has designed patterns for the printed fabrics industry in Finland and abroad since 2003. Her patterns can be found, for instance, in the Finlayson collection, for which she designed patterns for her final thesis work. She has extensive experience in textiles for public spaces and is one of the founding members of the Siskos group of designers. The group participates in fairs abroad and organises exhibitions, among other things.

Contact information
+358 40 571 4544
marianne.nurmi(at)siskos.fi
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