Elina Helenius is a textile artist and designer and a graduate of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, now known as Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is a five-time award-winning designer in Finland, and her works can be seen, for example, at the Helsinki Design Museum, the Nishijin Textile Centre’s Museum in Kyoto, Japan and the Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft in Sweden. The Ornamo Finnish Association of Designers named her the Textile Artist of the Year 2012.
Helenius’s work is characterised by simple embellishments and elegant colour combinations. With her work, she wants to convey beauty and balance – things she feels we need more of in the world. For VM Carpet, Elina Helenius has designed, for example, the stunning Laituri wool rug.