Finnish design has received world wide recognition. While Scandinavian influence is strong and Finnish design is often considered a part of Scandinavian design, Finnish design has its own strong unique flavour. A good example of the artistic style of the famous designers is often found in the design of wallpapers. Indeed, many famous Finnish designers, e.g. Birger Kaipiainen and Tapio Wirkkala, have taken part in the creation of the unique collection of designer wallpapers of Pihlgren ja Ritola Oy. Nevertheless, this part of the design world has received relatively little attention. In these web pages, we have numerous examples of the marvelous wallpaper designs by celebrated Finnish designers.
|Portraits of Pihlgren ja Ritola Oy's designers. Kuva: Jukka Ritola|
Designers of Pihlgren ja Ritola Oy's wallpaper collections include Birger Kaipiainen, Tapio Wirkkala, Rut Bryk, Ritva Kronlund, Björn Rajalin, Vuokko ja Antti Nurmesniemi, Ilmari ja Annikki Tapiovaara, Olof Ottelin, Bertel Gardberg, Erik Bruun, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Eino Kauria, Yki Nummi, Jukka Pellinen, Eero Rislakki, Juhani Konttinen, Antti Roikonen, Maaria Wirkkala, Hilkka Vuorinen and Mirja Vänni.