Niina Hiltunen’s art weave has a modern touch even though it has its roots deep in Finnish weaving tradition. In addition to colour and surface, her art weave has an essentially different and modern, three-dimensional and sculpturous form which renews the Finnish traditions of wall hangings, providing a visual and unique experience, as light and shadow play on its surface.
Hiltunen’s preference is wool as the main material, for it has a very good sound absorbing effect and it also has fireproof qualities. She does use other fibers, too, such as silk, linen or even metal fibers, to give the surface vividness and depth in colour.
Niina Hiltunen also designs and weaves on commission, both for private houses and public spaces. On such an occasion the work of art is designed to form an estonishing experience with the architecture of the space. In the event that a greater degree of sound absorption effect is needed in a space, it is possible to combine acoustic boards with the art work. High standards both in designing and in the final product are the most essential for her.
Hiltunen is educated by the renowned Wetterhoff weaving education in Finland. She is currently studying at the University of Lapland and Turku Academy of Arts.