Thursday, 29 January 2015

Klaus & The Vixen

I've been a fan of Klaus Haapaniemi for a while now. The Finish illustrator extraordinaire has only gone from strength to strength, and now has a pretty well established brand of his own producing predominantly textile-based products (scarves, cushions, rugs, etc), but he's now also branching out into other areas such as lighting. He's had a long running collaboration with Iittala, the Finish ceramic and glass producer and now there's a cross-over between his work Tanssi for them and a new collaboration with the Finish National Opera, Ooppera. The designs for Tanssi are based on the visual imagery created for The Cunning Little Vixen. Below are some photos I found of the costumes off Instagram and a videos showing them in action in the production itself. What I wouldn't give to see this! Maybe it'll tour... maybe that's just wishful thinking. But I think the costume design is just incredible. So graphic and magical.

 

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