Markku Piri is a designer, artist, producer, lecturer, writer, and director. Piri designs an array of objects, textiles, and theatrical costumes, he has painted abstract portraits, created haute couture fashions, and set up exhibitions and fairs. He works with many materials: glass, textiles, wood, and silver to name a few. Piri’s designs are inspired by many cultures around the world, and is in many ways is a reaction against what he considers to be the detached, stark designs typically associated with Finland. In his designs Piri investigates concepts such as “The Big Apple,” the Brazillian avant-garde of “Tropicalismo,” and elements of Italian design, seen for example in several designs for... more.