Designers

This year’s PatternLab21 is a multidisciplinary group with 11 talented designers. Together they create a brilliant compilation of young talent and creativity. They are 11 Master of Arts students at Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. The project is supervised and curated by Professor Maarit Salolainen, who has extensive experience in working in the international textile industry.

Meet the designers!

Anniina Korte

Anniina is a textile designer, visual artist, and salesperson at a clothing store.

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Hilda Niemelä

Hilda is a textile student in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University. 

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Nora Bremer

Nora is a textile design student in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University.

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Santeri Mortti Valtanen

Santeri Mortti is a student in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University.

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Minttumeri Hirsimaa

Minttumeri is a textile design student in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University.

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Mirka Larjomaa

Mirka is a graphic designer who’s in her final year of MA studies in Aalto University’s Visual Communication Design program. She’s majoring in Visual Narrative.

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Yun-Jung Hsieh

Yun-Jung is doing her MA in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design program at Aalto University. She majors in textiles but her background is in fashion design.

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Iines Jakovlev

Iines is a resourceful designer who enjoys getting her hands on different tactile materials. It doesn’t matter whether they are soft, hard, or moist.

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Berke Özkay Özkök

Berke is a multidisciplinary designer who’s working towards his MA in Interior Architecture at Aalto University.

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Ulla Vahteri

Ulla is a versatile textile designer who studies in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University.

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Julia Lehto

Julia’s background is in interior architecture and she is currently studying in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA program at Aalto University. 

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