Project Joulu is our first international project on event decorating field, hosted by Solailo.Studio and cooperated by our business partner in Japan. Our work process includes Design Proposal, Product Planning, Promotion Pamphlet and Product Order & Delivery to our partner’s showroom in Japan. Project Joulu’s exhibition is named as “Finnish Style Christmas Decoration Exhibition“, which will be held from 15 Nov ~ 22 Dec in our partner’s beautiful Scandinavian modern style show room in Ehime province, Japan.
The inspiration of this event came from a photo of “Himmeli” that I saw from a Finnish Magazine. Himmeli, a very traditional “Joulu” festival ornament, which made out from straw mobile of rye. Himmeli has more than 1000 years history in Finland. During Joulu (a festival used to celebrate harvest to agricultural god and the sun god’s birth), people will make their own Himmeli and decorate in the house. After Christianity spread in Finland, the meaning of “Joulu” becomes Christmas. And Himmeli is treated as a kind of Christmas ornament and remains popular nowadays.
More about Himmeli, click Here.
The elaborate combination and geometric shape give interior a very unique look. Light going through creates a beautiful shadow to the wall. So impressed!
Of course other Scandinavian style Christmas ornaments, such as Olikipukki (Straw goat), star light for window side decoration, lanterns…they are quite popular and used during the winter and Christmas season in Finland.
It naturally came to my mind, why not to introduce Finnish style Christmas decorations to Japan? At least I’ve never seen such unique Christmas ornaments and decorative lighting when I lived in Japan. Then this project has started.
Throughout this exhibition, hopefully people could get to know more about Finnish culture and be more interested in Finnish style interior design as well!
to be continued…