Fireplace room is designed by Tero Kuitunen together with Hakola for artist Rauha Mäkilä.
Tero Kuitunen works as a spatial and product designer in Helsinki. He has graduated as a designer from the Applied Arts MA program at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. Tero works as a product, concept and interior designer in projects for clients such as Supercell, Absolut Vodka, Aalto University and Ivana Helsinki. He is one of the founders of the Finnish award-winning brand Andbros. Currently Tero is working as a freelance designer with a vast experience in the design field. Throughout his work, Tero wants to find something that moves and touches people. Materials and colours are often his biggest inspiration when starting a new design project. "I love to use bold colours, unexpected forms and humor. With these choices I want to evoke people with questions, make them happy and find insightful solutions."
Hakola has been manufacturing sofas and furniture in the same factory in Jurva, Finland for over 50 years. Each piece of furniture is handmade to the customer’s specifications. Our fundamental aim in everything we make is to seamlessly connect traditional carpentry with beautiful, functional design ingenuity, in order to create products that will last for generations.
Hakola presents its expanding product family by the fireplace in the Summer Home of Fiskars. New products include a safari chair designed by carpenter Heikki Aska, who works at Fiskars Village, and a shelf designed by Samuli Helavuo. Both products represent carpentry skills from Jurva at their best.
Rauha Mäkilä was chosen as the artist of the Hakola fireplace room. Her work relies on pop culture and creates an interesting contrast with the colonial-style interior. Designer Tero Kuitunen finds inspiration in Africa and its savannas, and he combines those with the vivid colours of Mäkilä’s work. In addition, the room provides a setting for various masks that Mäkilä addressed in her paintings for the Helsinki Contemporary Ring a Ring o’ Roses exhibition in the spring of 2018.