Erja Hirvi

Erja Hirvi (b.1968) is a designer and textile artist who has designed mainly printed textiles, but also diverse objects out of cast iron, glass and ceramics, wood and beeswax. She graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1997. Specialised in printed fabrics and patterns, she has created more than 160 patterns in collaboration with many Finnish companies, including Marimekko and Samuji. Her work has been showcased in a variety of exhibitions and publications around the world. Hirvi’s bold individual style has made a visible mark on Finnish pattern design since the 1990s, refreshing the visuality of printed fabrics and bringing pattern design to the mainstream.

Erja Hirvi

Erja Hirvi (b.1968) is a designer and textile artist who has designed mainly printed textiles, but also diverse objects out of cast iron, glass and ceramics, wood and beeswax. She graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1997. Specialised in printed fabrics and patterns, she has created more than 160 patterns in collaboration with many Finnish companies, including Marimekko and Samuji. Her work has been showcased in a variety of exhibitions and publications around the world. Hirvi’s bold individual style has made a visible mark on Finnish pattern design since the 1990s, refreshing the visuality of printed fabrics and bringing pattern design to the mainstream.

In recent years, Hirvi has expanded her remit to object design, in which she uses associations with ordinary and extraordinary aspects of history and the environment.
Hirvi is passionate about colours. She finds herself constantly interpreting the world around her.

“What I enjoy most is intense periods of work, in which one picture inspires the next and painting evolves without planning. Exploring art, history, and science is fascinating; it’s like a crazy whirlwind in your brain. Even when you think of the word ‘whirlwind’, ideas of new objects and devices begin to surface.”

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