Three giant mosaic flowers in the garden at Helsinki Art & Design City.
Ceramic artist and designer Heini Riitahuhta created three colorful mosaic roses on our lawn, which form the work Arabian Flower. The roses consist of unique colored pieces of pottery of different colors. The material and design language refer to the Arabian factory. The roses can be seen from the windows in the yard, but they also serve as seating and are an ideal place for people to meet and for children to play. Up close, a world of mini-patterns can be found on their surfaces.
“The nature of the Arabian flower embodies my work process: I love experiments and variations. I embedded layered patterns and shades on thick glass surfaces. The great thing is that this work cannot be repeated with any other material. The surfaces of the flowers reflect their own uniqueness.”
Public artwork: Arabiankukka / Arabian Flower, 2011
Location: Heijastuksen piha, Yhteispiha 9, Arabianranta, Helsinki
Buildings by: Arkkitehtitoimisto Hannu Jaakkola Oy
Garden design: Ympäristötoimisto Oy
Builder: ATT ja Arabian Palvelu Oy, Pöyry CM Oy