News

YES!

NEW COLLECTION

coming in july 2014! 

Article in Metsään-magazine may 2014.

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Kuula + Jylhä shoes are currently exhibited in

AUPARK, Bratislava, Slovakia

19.2. – 2.3.2014

&

Pinkoen huomiseen,

Museum Centre VAPRIIKKI, Tampere, Finland

21.2.2014 – 22.2.2015

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Heaven Has Heels Magazine

Kuula + Jylhä
is taking part of the exhibition
At Every Turn – Shoes in Art and Design,
in Museum Villa Rot, Ulm, Germany
27/10/13 – 16/02/14.

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NEW COLLECTION

coming in july 2013!

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STARKER AUFTRITT!

Experimental shoe design

EXHIBITION

in MUSEUM GRASSI, Leipzig, Germany

28.3-29.9.2013

Kuula + Jylhä shoes
will be there too!

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Collection 2012

UNTIL ALL I FELT WAS MY HEART BEATING

is now here!

 

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Kuula + Jylhä shoes
are exhibited in

Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2011, 

South Korea

Shoes
2014
THE WILD KING OF THE N.O. WONDER HORSES
"Small groups of wild horses were reported through the 1940s and 1950s in an area between the Baitag-Bogdo ridge and the ridge of the Takhin-Shaar Nuruu (which, translated from Mongolian, means ‘the Yellow Mountain of the Wild Horse’), but numbers appeared to decline dramatically after World War II. The last confirmed sighting in the wild was made in 1969 by the Mongolian scientist N. Dovchin. He saw a stallion near a spring called Gun Tamga, north of the Takhin-Shaar Nuruu, in the Dzungarian Gobi (Paklina and Pozdnyakova 1989)."

For collection 2014 we travelled with the Wild King. From the Ural, through Mongolia and gazed him in the eyes at the spring called Gun Tamga.

Upper and sole: leather (partly vegetable tanned), horse hair from Northern Ostrobotnia

Heels: Birch from Northern Ostrobotnian forest

Photos: Kuula + Jylhä
Model: Marianna // AL Model Management
2013
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
“…felt a little bump hitting the side. The smell of the sea. Salty and sweet. Huge mountain of flowers. Falling over. And then I woke up. You were still sleeping.“

Layers of layers of layers. For collection 2013, “While You Where Sleeping”, we studied layers of feathers and the beauty of piling. First we went to the forests of all the exotic, colorful birds. Heard them singing and saw them having their wild mating rituals. Then we swum back and realized it had been all the time there. Around us. The sea. Bluish sea. Greenish sea.

We fell in love with the edge of layers. We made leather layers, smoothened the surface of the birch heels. Even layered leather to the heels. And added somewhat blue with our fingers, bluish.

Photos: Kuula + Jylhä
Model: Mirjam-Johanna Loddes
2012
UNTIL ALL I FELT WAS MY HEART BEATING
This collection deals with directness, authenticity and purity. The collection consists of five pairs of hand-made, unique shoes for the Modern hippies in the spirit of post-irony. The key words for this collection are purity, sensitivity, authenticity, and delicate roughness. As materials we used mainly white leather spiced with mixed yellow and orange and for the heels partly raw, partly polished wood; finnish birch and aspen. Our intensions with this collection was to combine the raw beauty of nature to the man-made but organic sculptural shapes. In the collection you can sense the freedom of the Modern hippies and their desire of sustainable, simple, but playful beauty.
2011
LIGHTHEARTED
Playful forms, bright colors and structural experiments. Inspiration for this collection of shoes was drawn on from the old handcraft traditions of Finnish culture. Our minds were occupied especially by the beauty of practical, numerous ribbons used in clothing and constructive and delicate straw decorations made in christmas time. In our shoes we wanted to combine some of the ideas in the construtions and surfaces. As a materials we used colored leather and in heels birch wood.
About
KUULA + JYLHÄ =
Two finnish designers, Essi Kuula and Marika Jylhä are forming together a creative studio/footwear label. Their work is a lot about experiments, but always also respecting the traditions of well made objects. In their design playfulness and sculptural forms meets beautiful combination of materials.

Kuula + Jylhä shoes are handmade in Helsinki/Tallinn with time and passion. Collections consists of unique pieces and small series.

Essi Kuula graduated year 2012 from the University of Art and Design Helsinki MA-program, major in textile design. Marika Jylhä graduated year 2010 from Häme University of Applied Sciences Footwear program as a Bachelor of Cultur and Arts and is currently continuing her studies in the Estonian Academy of Arts in the MA-program.
Contact

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