Helsinki Design Week: Hottest designers of Scandinavian style – Webinar on Sept. 14th

Published: 16/08/2021

Are you looking for designers of Scandinavian style? Look no longer, as we have curated a handful of professional design studios and individual designers that, as natives, interpret Scandinavian design for textiles and other surfaces. In times of limited access to trade shows, this event introduces you to both fresh talents and experienced pattern design professionals. After the 1,5 hour event, you can book private meetings with the designers to discuss deeper your needs.

There will be two identical sessions, one starting at 10 EEST and the other at 14 EEST. Choose the one that fits your schedule best, and sign up for the webinar latest September 13th! The event is free of charge, however, it has mandatory registration and a limited number of seats available. The language of the event is English.

In five short presentations, you get to know the services and latest collections from these talents:


Lisa Mäkinen

Lisa Mäkinen is a graphic designer with roots in Finland and Germany. She is currently based in Hamburg, Germany. Lisa has over 10 years of experience working as a graphic designer with advertising and design agencies. Her love for bold shapes, vivid colors, and Scandinavian prints is visible in her designs. Surface design and illustration is her true passion, brought to life in her own design studio Fiilis Design. “Fiilis“ is the Finnish word for “spirit“ and Lisa’s design mission is to bring more joy into everyone’s lives. You can find her latest work on Instagram and on her website. 

Lisa is happy to connect with clients representatives of home decor, kids products, and fabric manufacturers. 


Patternsfrom Agency

Patternsfrom Agency is the biggest textile design agency and pattern design service provider in Scandinavia. The services include coordination of colors, materials, and full pattern collections and concepts. Patternsfrom Agency has a library of 1000+ contemporary ready-made patterns, which enable a quick and smooth service for companies that are looking for unique Scandinavian patterns or designers of Scandinavian style.

Currently, there are nine designers that the agency represents. They design patterns regularly to three pattern concepts that follow the latest interior trends. The patterns come in 2-3 color variations and are always followed by a short story of the pattern and the designer’s bio.


Studio Hilla

Studio Hilla is a designer group formed by three individual textile and surface designers: Irina Ylänne, Jenni Laurila, and Tuula Wilén.

Just like the cloudberry consists of multiple seeds, Studio Hilla consists of talents with different backgrounds, experiences and unique styles within textile, surface, fashion, accessories, and graphic design. Studio Hilla builds its core on versatility, professionalism and renewal, creating unique and long-lasting designs for textiles and fashion.

The strength in Studio Hillas expression is naturally the Scandinavian taste, but it also draws influences from other cultures. The combination is what makes Studio Hilla’s designs delicious.

“Our mutual objective is to create designs that will stay alive and bring joy and warmth to people’s lives.  It is important for us to work with our cooperatives honoring nature and the environment. We value long-lasting business relationships and invest in them by working hard and honestly for our customers. 

Like cloudberries are orange, the color of joy and warmth, we make our designs with happiness and heart.”


Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

The textile design education of Metropolia UAS provides extensive knowledge in the field of textiles for its students. The aim of the textile design studies is to create a basis for an active and international textile competence.

As one of the projects, in spring 2021, third-year textile design students planned a pattern collection based on Heimtextile 21-22 trends. Students planned the collections under the guidance of lecturers Tiina Karhu and Tuiti Paju. The aim of the project was to give the students the ability to act in the international textile design field and to understand its importance in students’ own, upcoming professional careers. During the Hottest designers of Scandinavian style -event three Metropolia UAS textile design students present their own collection for pattern design buyers around the world.


Suvi Pouttu

Suvi Pouttu runs her own surface pattern design studio called Kuvioka Studio. Suvi´s designs express bold, fresh, and playful characteristics with sympathetic stories behind them.  The designer loves strong color palettes and retro twists. The pattern designs can be used for example in textiles, wallpapers, stationery, and packaging.

We are part of the largest design festival in the Nordics, Helsinki Design Week, organized 9–19 September 2021.