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Reeta Ek: Young Designer of the Year 2017
Reeta Ek is the super-talented Finnish artist making waves in the art scene. Hailing from a small island in Helsinki, Reeta is known for creating beautiful, hand painted designs with repetition and rhythm. Having worked with international fashion brands and enjoyed a freelance graphic design and illustration career, Reeta’s growing reputation has now been officially acknowledged with the acclaimed Young Designer of the Year award 2017.
We recognised Reeta had something special when we first came across her work 18 months ago in Helsinki. Her style is fresh and distinctive, with a timeless appeal for labels looking for a directional brand image refresh. We loved her hand-painted designs and the organic design process with which she creates them. We knew we had to get her on board.
Pictured: English Rose wallpaper in Midnight by Reeta Ek for FEATHR
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Unique interior style
Reeta’s unique, expressive style lends itself perfectly to interiors, proved by the popularity of Reeta’s English Rose wallpaper design, one of the most coveted in the FEATHR collection. Her bold and romantic work has started to catch the eye of design fans across the globe, and is causing a bit of a stir on social media. Endorsed by instagram stars such as Nicola Broughton, English Rose is fast becoming the interior designer’s go-to wallpaper for creating rooms with drama and an artisanal feel.
Pictured: English Rose cushion in velvet via instagram @holmes_and_away_
Not just a talented designer, Reeta has also proved herself to be a versatile artist with a social conscience. She has turned her hand to collaborations such as designing a collection for ethical weaving mill Lapuan Kankurit, where proceeds go to reducing the environmental risks affecting the Baltic Sea.
Pictured: Lapuan Kankurit collection piece by Reeta Ek in support of the John Nurminen Foundation
Inspired Nordic design
Our latest collaboration with Nordic seating brand RBM involved marrying the classic RBM Noor chair with FEATHR Fabrics. Reeta’s English Rose design was a natural pairing with the Scandinavian designer chair. RBM loved the English Rose fabric as much as we do, so we used it twice - in velvet and linen. You can see the results of the collaboration here.
Pictured: RBM Noor with English Rose FEATHR Fabric
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With 2018 set to be Reeta’s year, we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the talented artist and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
Pictured: English Rose FEATHR Fabric in Velvet
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