Smiley cushion is embroidered by a machine in India. Not completely handmade even the sewing machine is used by hand. Size is 45 x 45 cm and an inner cushion is included in the price. Inner cushion made of ecosupersoft material in Finland. Smiley cushion belongs to Typewriter collection which is designed by Finnish Tomi Leppänen. Cushions arrive in May 2022, pre order now.
Finnish Tomi Leppänen is a graphic designer who loves the typography. While exploring Bauhaus history he found an inspiration from a surprising technique: textile designer Anni Albers, during around in 1930 had made experimental "drawings" using typerwriter-characters, with the aim of creating textile patterns. So did Tomi climb up to their attic to find an age old typewriter, and began creating his own patterns filled with dots and lines, playful smileys as well minimalist, abstract patterns and landscapes.. Mum's artisans have embroidered Tomi's patterns on rugs, made of 100% recycled pet bottles. Named " Smiley, High Society, View, Visionaire, Kvartet" also tell a sory of Tomi's collection. Kind of like all kinds of people, in a typographic form.
Year 2018 Japanese "Minä Perhonen" chose Tomi's work as a winner of Nordic Design for New Designers competition in Osaka, Japan. Also then the idea for the winning work was based on typography.