DESIGNED IN FINLAND WITH A NORDIC TWIST
Kauniste is a Helsinki based lifestyle brand founded in 2008. We design and create sustainable goods for the everyday life. Join us in celebrating creativity through unique hand-drawn patterns, original colour combinations and the art of visual story telling.
Kauniste patterns are designed by illustrators and visual artists. The original prints are created by hand with cutting from paper, drawing with crayons and with various different painting techniques.
Each pattern tells its own story of Nordic lifestyle and happiness.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In autumn of 2009 we launched our first collection of screen printed kitchen towels during the Helsinki Design Week. All the kitchen towels were hand printed with unique, hand mixed colour combinations.
The idea behind the collection was to combine young illustrators' art prints into an everyday item, the kitchen towel. Combining visual art with useful goods is still the very essence of Kauniste goods today.
With our background in manufacturing and hand craft, we value high quality materials and ethical manufacturing. Read more about how our goods are made under the heading Manufacturing and Sustainability.