Woodnotes is a Finnish design company founded by Ritva and Mikko Puotila in 1987. Ritva Puotila is a notable Finnish textile artist, who has become famous both in Finland and abroad, receiving numerous awards and grants for her work as designer and textile artist. The original idea behind Woodnotes products is to combine an artistic creativity inspired by the rigours of Finnish nature with advanced technological solutions to utilizing the basic Finnish raw materials, wood and paper. Today, Woodnotes offers an aesthetic total concept which can be applied to various functions and interiors. The company produces a large collection of spun paper yarn carpets and a wide range of other spun paper yarn products such as blinds and partitions, place mats and table runners, bags and home accessories, pieces of furniture, cushions and upholstery fabrics and a collection of hand woven paper yarn reliefs. Although the product line has grown over the years, Woodnotes still holds the original idea of creating products from paper yarn:“We were the first in the world to use paper yarn in a modern way in functional interior textiles, using it for its own sake and on its own terms, not as a substitute for some other materials”The pure and simple design of the company’s spun paper yarn products provides an appropriate counterpoint to modern interior design. The aesthetic characters of everyday beauty, simplicity, harmony, and the poetic spirit are expressed in clear forms. They reflect Finnish characteristics and provide a counterbalance to the huge information flow of modern world. The spun paper yarn is made from wood which is a genuinely natural, durable material containing the picture of the past preserved memory. The company name, Woodnotes, combines the durable characteristics of wood with lighter, artistic notes.Woodnotes products are known for their pure design and high quality all over the world. Woodnotes currently exports 75 % of its output to about 50 countries. Its products are sold through the world’s leading interior and designs shops and showrooms.
Selected Exhibitors at imm cologne 2011
At the beginning of every year the trade fair imm cologne presents new international home trends. We present the list of selected manufacturers to found out which exhibitors they are, and where you can find them.