Ilana Vähätupa

“I can find inspiration everywhere and in everything that I see. The most intriguing sources are those small, subtle things that almost go unnoticed. Likewise different moments, feelings and nature are the greatest influencers to my designs. I am really fascinated by the infinite shapes. Therefore shapes on the molecular level as well as in outer space interests me. I have learned a way of letting the design process lead and guide me by findings, coincidents, and errors.”

Ilana Vähätupa is a Bachelor of Arts in textile design, however, she will finish her Master’s studies in one year’s time. She has a strong emphasis on print design, weaving and product design that often benefits the minor groups of people. Her life-long interests and hobbies led Ilana into being a textile designer, a field which combines many of her strengths.

Most often Ilana Vähätupa’s designs start with a hand-made sketch. Alongside freehand drawing, she uses often unusual as well as mixed techniques. She is great in creating abstract surfaces and drawing bold lines and delicate pencil traces.

Finnish pattern designers

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