The Polar Byzantine is a series of rugs based on an original poetic story written by award winning Finnish Author Rosa Liksom.
Together with Klaus Haapaniemi they are also planning and staging the story and the fantastical arctic world into an opera where the animals escape the transforming nature into an Ice Palace far away from the earth.
Synthetic polyamide rugs are ideal for heavy traffic contract spaces, while wool is more suitable for residential.
For a crisper and more vivid print, polyamide is advised, while a softer and more authentic effect is created with wool.
Klaus Haapaniemi (1970 Helsinki, Finland) is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer Living and working in London, UK. His work combines traditional folk art inspired by aesthetics, modern form and colour palette. Haapaniemi’s design approach is influenced by nature, Finnish folklore, fantasy and decorative arts. He has collaborated with a wide range of design houses creating events, department store campaigns, fashion collections and interior design. Haapaniemi has published three illustrated books and has held several exhibitions of his art and design. Klaus Haapaniemi launched his own textile anddesign company in 2010.