Elina Mäntylä's Profile
I'm an artist and designer from Finland with passion for decorative yet simple, natural forms. I have loved crafts since I was a child but it was my aunt who helped me to discover my material. In 2001 she suggested that we buy some wire and experiment with it. I really fell for the material and used my Grandma's kitchen as my makeshift workspace. My Grandma, aunt and I spent a week talking and sharing inspiration while I created my first chandeliers. It started to feel like I could think wire, speak wire and truly express and it was then I began to outwork the discoveries of life from my previous years.
In first months I did my work solely for me and my relatives. It didn't cross my mind to sell to others. I used to teach children at that time and I loved my work. My friends were the ones who arranged my first exhibitions. Three years later I was ready to jump from steady job…
- Born on April 11
- Joined April 22, 2012