Maarit Salolainen

  • Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo

19952020

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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

Maarit Salolainen is Professor for Textile Design at Aalto University. She is an experienced international textile design professional with passion for bringing textile knowledge to multidisciplinary platforms. Salolainen has developed higher education studies in the field of textile and surface design, focusing on renewing textile studio pedagogy and linking textiles studies to fashion education. She has been developing experimental pedagogy for multidisciplinary courses exposing engineering students to design processes.

In addition to her academic work, Salolainen works internationally as a creative director consulting textile manufacturers and interior textile editors. Currently she works as a creative director for the Turkish textile mill Vanelli, leading a team of over 20 designers in developing new concepts, products and collections for international interior textile editors and brands. Salolainen's past positions include working as creative director for the Mumbai based Indian mill G.M. Fabrics

In 2013 Salolainen was awarded with the Designer of the Year award by the Finnish Designers association.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts (Art and Design)

External positions

Creative Director

1 Jun 2018 → …

Keywords

  • Textile design
  • Functional textiles
  • Interior textiles
  • Fashion textiles
  • Textile structures
  • Textile fibres
  • Industrial textile Design
  • Contract textiles
  • Constructed textile design
  • Woven fabrics
  • Jacquard fabrics
  • Printed textiles
  • Surface design
  • Textile and Fashion pedagogy
  • Experimental pedagogy
  • Multidisciplinary pedagogy

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Research Output

Interwoven - Exploring Materials and Structures

Salolainen, M., 2020, (In preparation) Aalto ARTS Books. 350 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

  • Creative Director, Vanelli, Turkey: Design of Interior textile collections AW19 launched at the international Heimtextil Fair 2019, Messe Frankfurt.

    Salolainen, M., 8 Jan 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDesignArt in non-art workpeer-review

  • PatternLab19 surface design collection: presentation at Heimtextil 2019

    Salolainen, M., 8 Jan 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in non-art workpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Dean's Award: Commmunity Building Outside Own Field

    Maarit Salolainen (Recipient), 15 Dec 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Designers of the year 2013: Textile Designer of the year

    Maarit Salolainen (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Student prize: Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize

    Maarit Salolainen (Supervisor), Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen (Student prize recipient), Tiina Paavilainen (Student prize recipient), Antonina Sedakova (Student prize recipient) & Aamu Salo (Student prize recipient), 12 Sep 2017

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • Activities

    Sensorial Design Workshop – Smells and Sounds

    Maarit Salolainen (Chair), Margareta Zetterblom (Organiser), Jyoti Kapur (Organiser), Tiina Paavilainen (Organiser)
    8 Apr 201910 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    File

    Akira Minagawa and ‘minä perhonen’

    Maarit Salolainen (Chair), Akira Minagawa (Member), Tiina Paavilainen (Organiser)
    11 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    File

    Textiles Tomorrow Summit

    Kirsi Niinimäki (Chair), Pirjo Kääriäinen (Chair), Maarit Salolainen (Chair), Tiina Paavilainen (Organiser), Petra Haikonen (Organiser), Hilkka-Maija Fagerlund (Organiser), Pirita Lauri (Organiser), Anna-Mari Leppisaari (Organiser), Oldouz Moslemian (Organiser), Lidewij Edelkoort (Member), Michael Hummel (Participant), Harri Puputti (Participant), Helena Hyvönen (Participant), Zane Berzina (Participant), Mark Van Vorstenbos (Participant), Kati Miettunen (Participant), Jouni Partanen (Participant), Orlando Rojas Gaona (Participant), Yu Xiao (Participant), Hil Driessen (Participant), Tonje Kristensen Johnstone (Participant), Essi Johanna Glomb (Participant), Marija Jenko (Participant), Preethi Gopinath (Participant), Gabriel Asfour (Participant), Maartje Boer (Participant), Tina Downes (Participant), Beata Hamalwa (Participant), Louise Ravnlokke (Participant), Karen Marie Hasling (Participant), Riikka Räisänen (Participant), Alexia Venot (Participant), Antonin Mongin (Participant), Jenni Fisk (Participant), Mari Nurmenniemi (Participant), Elina Laitinen (Participant), Talisa Dwiyani (Participant), Outi Les Pyy (Participant), Maarit Aakko (Organiser), Marium Durrani (Organiser), Essi Karell (Organiser), Emmi Pakkanen (Organiser), Jenna Ervasti (Organiser), Eeva Suorlahti (Organiser), Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen (Organiser), Tiina Saivo (Organiser), Helmi Liikanen (Organiser)
    30 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar

    File

    Evtekstili Yarismasi: Turkish interior textile competition (Event)

    Maarit Salolainen (Chair)
    29 Apr 20193 May 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a competition jury

    Interwoven

    Maarit Salolainen (Member)
    4 Jun 20191 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial