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Unessa | Jenni Tuominen

Jenni Tuominen

The most important thing to remember when decorating a room: Light; it brings colours out best. When picking out textiles for my own home, I choose pure, bright colours.


My favourite room: My living room. I spend a lot of time there and often draw and design new fabrics there in the evenings.


My greatest design influence: Katsuji Wakisaka, Maija Isola, Tove Jansson


My best design moment: When I won Marimekko’s “Designer, Meet the User!” competition


My most important mentor: Illustrator/graphic artist Sakke Yrjölä


The word that best describes my design philosophy: Hands-on, experimental, joy, happiness, and confidence in what you’re doing


My first memory of Marimekko: Katsuji Wakisaka’s Karuselli, which is in the background of our childhood family portrait. We lived in Sweden then, and my mom would always bring back Marimekko fabrics from Finland. I asked her why once, and she said she was proud that such handsome fabrics came from Finland and they reminded her of home.


The thing I hope to bring to Marimekko: My handprint


One thing I will never change: Letraset ProMarkers


I relax by: Picking mushrooms (but I don’t like to eat them!)


Sketch by hand or click on computer? Drawing by hand, computers can help when finishing


If I were not working as a designer, I would be: Doing something with my hands, maybe a baker.

Designs by Jenni Tuominen