studio elina helenius

Greetings from Africa

One of my nicest ongoing projects is in Tanzania Africa. I am happy to design a collection of handwoven cotton scarfs to Dar es Salaam based weaving workshop WOW. I just visited the workshop in Dar and spent a wonderful week with the local weavers and german master weaver Andreas Möller. We were weaving the first samples of my designs with the Flying8 looms which were designed and build by Andreas and local carpenters. First samples of the scarfs you can see here worn by the happy weavers and friends of World of Weaving.

From left to right: Joyce, Maggie, Salma, Ian / Andreas, Joseph, Samuel, Mama Mushkall / Grace, Victoria, Gertrud, Charles Makundi / Nadine, Rachel, Mark, Elina

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Dear friends, collaborators and clients, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

ELLE Decor Japan

ELLE Decor Japan presented our summer cottage in their August issue. This lakeside villa is designed by Sanaksenaho Architects. Photo credits Grazia Branco.

Happy and humble

 

Feeling happy and humble! TEKEMISEN ILOA collection was awarded with TOIMITTAJIEN TUSINA, read more here. Design Saara Renvall&Elina Helenius for Taitoliitto.

Tekemisen Iloa DIY collection for TAITO

Together with my very best colleague Saara Renvall we have designed a DIY collection of nice and cosy interior textiles and objects that you can make yourself. Just join the TAITO courses around Finland and enjoy crafting. Get inspired by the promo video here or  here

copyright Elina Helenius & Saara Renvall

 

 

 

 

 

Lämpöaalto rug on process

Enjoy the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ-XYsJgHeY

studioelina on Instagram


You can follow me on Instagram http://instagram.com/studioelina/

 

Making movie / shooting video

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Together with my collegue Saara we have been working for Taitoliitto creating them a nice collection of DIY interior and home decoration products. The collection will be lounched next spring.
Meanwhile have a sneak peek from our promo video shooting…

Articles in professional magazines

Professional magazines BETONI lehti, number 3/2014 and RIA rakennusinsinöörit ja arkkitehdit lehti, number 4/2014 both published my interview and articles about the concrete symposium that I took part in August. So cool to pose with workwear and cap and tell about my research within concrete and molding techniques.

Nordic Olo

Always a pleasure to work with Japanese people. Now I am happy to introduce myself as the designer of Nordic Olo, http://www.posjapan.co.jp/Ndo.html