Lokal Creators / Fanny Tavastila

Fanny Tavastila is a painter who lives and works in Helsinki. We visited her studio at the Cable Factory one dark November afternoon to get a closer look at her works, which posess an innate and lyrical sense of colour, rhythm, texture and composition.

Lokal Creators / Hanni Koroma

Hanni Koroma is an award-winning Finnish interior architect and furniture designer. In her work, Koroma combines functionality and aesthetics into timeless entities where her philosophic values in sustainable and playful design meet. Koroma says that space is like a poem that evolves constantly. Her new Lohkoja cabinets are centrepieces of our summer exhibition Butterflies & Seeds. 

Lokal Creators / Minna Arponen

Minna Arponen is a jewellery designer and maker from Helsinki. Recently, she’s been fascinated by the tiny glass beads that she used to play with in her childhood. We visited her studio where most of her pieces take form, if not in her lap on tram rides through the city.

Lokal Creators / Pan Jianfeng

Pan Jianfeng is a conceptual artist working predominately with paper and ink. His background and techniques are rooted in tradition, but his works are strong and contemporary. We visited his home studio one early spring afternoon to learn more about his works in our Year of the Rabbit exhibition.

Art in Homes: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

The artwork and handcrafted design in our homes are the things that remain most valuable, most cherished, most sentimental, and that develop the best patina over the course of years and changing seasons.

Lokal Living: Lokal Kollektion Today

The Lokal Kollektion products are designed collaboratively with some of our favourite makers. These objects are a family of future classics.

Lokal Living: LASTUJA by Hanni Koroma

This both beautiful and functional kitchen got its design inspiration from a traditional planing bench, which has traditionally been used as a working desk.

Lokal Living: Katja Hagelstam’s thoughts on 10 Years of Lokal

“Art can help one identify an emotion; to touch, be touching and to be touched.”