What does the summertime in Helsinki sound like, and which are the colours that reflect from it’s rooftops at sunset? How does it feel to see the endless open sea in the shore of Kaivopuisto? Which Helsinki moments are forever left in our memories? Helsinki Tones, the summer exhibition of

Giclée print meets letterpress

We shot a small serie of black and white photos, from the streets of Helsinki. First we giclée printed them on Hahnemuhle paper to size A3+ and then letterpressed them with one color. This piece in called “The Cowboy” and has been shot in the ferry of Suomenlinna.

OLO throw for LOKAL Collection

The soft and inviting OLO wool blanket is designed by Veera Kulju. It is an ideal throw on your sofa or bed, and is also a loyal companion in the chilly summer evenings in the garden. The subtle nuances of its beautiful colours resonate in almost any home, echoing the

ILO kitchen towel for LOKAL Collection

The both chic and practical ILO (joy) tea towel is designed by Veera Kulju. Its uses are many and versatile, and the linen softens gorgeously with usage. The subtle nuances of its beautiful colours resonate in almost any home, echoing the spirit of Veera Kulju’s textile artwork. Veera has designed

Visuals for the Finnish Craft and Design Fair

  We created the visual campaign around Veera’s ceramic pieces that where ordered specifically to create the Fairs theme in 2019. The four-leaf clover is a sign of “onni” Finnish word for luck, happiness or blessings. The theme of the fair was freely translated “The lasting happiness, joy of making”


Designed for Gumbostrand Konst & Form at the Arabia Art Department in 2018, Kuusikko is a candle holder manufactured as small series product as well as varied in unique versions by the art department artists. Design by Veera Kulju (SO-Helsinki)   photo Ananya Tanttu photo Ilkka Kärkkäinen


Metsä Palaa / Forest Returns poster concept for art exhibition: Concept by SO-Helsinki / Video by Ananya Tanttu   NAKU: visual identity for art exhibition by Ilkka Kärkäinen    

Doing good with NORDKRAUT

Nordkraut’s simple and functional fermentation pot is designed together with Finnish ceramic artist Veera Kulju (SO-Helsinki). Every piece is handmade in Lapinlahti by Jari Puttonen from JP Studiokeramiikka.  A simple form hides all the necessary functions: the lid slips to the water trap, pot is easy to hold because of its rough surface,

This is us.

So might be a hybrid of a curious, random minded artist and a rational, business orientated designer. Working together in good harmony yet fast and efficient way. The love for concepts is our fuel. We believe in kindness and that communication is the key to everything. So this is us,


For the years 2015–2016 Veera worked with Lokal family as publicist, co-curator, producer, consult, organizer, builder, sales… and more! Veera Also has designed products for the Lokal Kollektion: Blanket & Tea Towel and has also exibited in many of Lokal exhibitions.   Ilkka has designed logos for Lokal exhibitions and

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