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Tero Kuitunen’s New Ceramics Collection Was Inspired By Growing Up in a Doughnut Factory

Growing up in Finland, the designer Tero Kuitunen spent much of his free time at the doughnut factory his family owned in the port city of Kotka. Now, for his first solo exhibition, Kuitonen is mining those forms and memories for a collection of ceramics he’s showing at a former deli in the Kämp Galleria in Helsinki. “Everything is determined by a sort of controlled coincidence: the work is deliberate, but in the end there is always room for surprise, and each object always comes out as a unique individual — just like in a donut lineup,” the designer explains. The collection mixes various forms found in food, from the sausage-like links that surround his mirrors to the alternating strips like icing of his hand-built vases. ◆

Photos by Tero Kuitunen and Maija Astikainen

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