New Taika parts
In the new Iittala Taika parts Klaus Haapaniemi has re-examined the animal characters. "The new parts bring the characters to the fore. I have played around with them—the fox has for example curled up into a ball." The way the pattern is incorporated onto the surfaces brings a sense of lightness to the series. "To me, the shape dictates how the pattern is used," Haapaniemi says. "I was inspired by Art Nouveau style compositions, where the pattern is in a controlled collision with the shape of the dish."
See all the parts on Iittala website
Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. hosted the first official dinner event in conjunction with Maison&Objet, Paris
KLAUS HAAPANIEMI FOR ISETAN JAPAN 2013
An animation for Finding Wonder Christmas. View the whole campaign here.
View all the window displays from past five years on our Pinterest page here.
klaus haapaniemi for habitat
Now available in all European Habitat stores.
Klaus Haapaniemi & Co launches the new rug collection
Bright and light, in contrast to the earlier collection which had echoes of outer space and deep seas, the designs have been inspired by bees, flowers, fruits and pollination. They are entirely hand made in Varanasi, India. The Bees rug comes in two sizes and colours, and the Apple rug comes in 3 colour ways.
Designer and artist Klaus Haapaniemi has opened his first store on Redchurch Street, London.
The store is designed to display his signature textile collection along with ceramics and limited edition design pieces.Haapaniemi's Scandinavian roots are elemental in the shop design, creating a perfect surroundings for his rich and textured patterns and products.Mixing natural wood and marble with cutout bronze details, hammered brass and bespoke cast door handle the space is organic and elegant.The office/showroom at the back is used for appointment only interior design service.
KLAUS HAAPANIEMI FOR ISETAN WONDER CHRISTMAS 2012
See the full campaign here
KLAUS HAAPANIEMI WINTER POP-UP SHOP OPENS IN THE HEART OF HELSINKI
Klaus Haapaniemi opens a cosy pop-up shop in central Helsinki for the winter period. The offering includes Klaus Haapaniemi's full signature collections: cushions, hand tufted rugs, throws and other textiles along with special edition products such as limited edition prints, ceramics, jewellery, umbrellas and gifts.
The displays, lounge seats and bar counter were first designed for London design week 2012 in collaboration with Mansikkamäki+JOY and KH studio.
The shop will be open till the end of February.
KH at Designjunction
Klaus Haapaniemi is launching a new product range made of hand woven silk brocades and a rug collection at Designjunction during the London Design Festival. The showroom is on a first floor mezzanine and is also functioning as a bar.
KH Studio teamed up with architects Mansikkamäki+JOY to create the unique space. The room is designed to function as a gallery, lounge and a bar. The bespoke furniture plays with the idea of traditional Finnish red and white wooden houses using textures of rough spruce and sleek metal as a basis and upholstering chairs with hand woven silk brocades. Beautifully detailed and hand tufted Klaus Haapaniemi rugs are made into tables.
The centrepiece of the gallery is a large Purple Haze rya rug that has been especially waved by The Friends of Finnish Handicrafts. Its galloping horses are also transported into the bar where Haapaniemi's fantasy narrative gives atmosphere for the FOLD bar.