When Prehistory meets Modern Times

October 10, 2016 2

3

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

One of my favorite Finnish design labels, Saana ja Olli, did it again. They launched a new collection that is beautiful, intriguing and tells a story. ‘Ikiaika’ is the mysterious name of the range of wonderful home textiles. The name literally translates to ‘the eternal’ which hints at the collection’s inspiration. The design is inspired by people’s eternal need to express themselves. This collection draws its direct inspiration from prehistoric cave drawings and artefacts from Finland and translates these into modern Nordic design. The result is a wonderful range of home textiles.

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

Timelessness has always been an important fact to the design team at ‘Saana ja Olli’. Merging prehistoric influences through primitive patterns with a modern twist adds a new level of interest and meaning to their latest collection. Olli Sallinen, one half of the design couple, says: ‘Studying people’s self-expression from 6000 years ago puts your modern-time issues into perspective. After all, 99 per cent of the history of the human race is prehistory’.

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

Saana ja Olli, home textiles, Ikiaika, new collection

As usual, this is done on 100 % European hemp fabric that is printed and packaged in Finland directly. The ‘Ikiaika’ collection will be available for purchase during October 2016.

Photography by Suvi Kesäläinen for ‘Saana ja Olli’

3 Comments

You Might Also Like

3 Comments

  • Reply Bettina Halmaghiu October 11, 2016 at 11:16

    Very beautiful Pictures! You have a really good sense for Interior. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Greetings from Germany

  • Reply Vanity October 24, 2016 at 07:13

    Ich bin gerade umgezogen und war auf der Suche nach Inspiration. Da kam mir die Idee doch einfach mal hier vorbei zu schauen. Und das war die beste Idee, die ich haben konnte. Hab erst einmal Power-Shopping gemacht 🙂

  • Reply BelForm November 4, 2016 at 11:38

    What a lovely collection! Very nice photography

  • Leave a Reply