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Merja Palin


"The nature is my inspiration.

I hope that my designs could give good feelings for you"








Patterns and colours are what I love. Patterns for textile, paper, graphic or any specific target where great design is needed - that's my case.


Since 2009 - Palin Design

2010 - 2011 Product development, Tiimiakatemia

2007 - 2009 Graphic Design studies, TAMK

1996 - 2007 Designer, Marja Kurki

1993 - 1996 Freelance-designer

1988 - 1992 Textile Design sudies, LSKTO

“The Finnish nature is my inspiration”


My fascinating journey as a designer has led me through interesting paths up to this moment. 

The origins of my designs are in the Finnish nature and it is an inspirer and a source of inspiration for me. It is also from the Finnish nature that I have fetched motifs for my designs, now for over twenty years. 

As a young designer, when creating my first designs for Finlayson, Borås Cotton and Kangastus I knew I was on the right track. I really wanted to design beauty which would be in everyone’s reach. 

For eleven years I designed scarves and ties for Marja Kurki. For me, it was the university of design. I learned the use of color, richness in patterns and the sensitive art of drawing patterns on silk. 

For the last six years I have been an independent designer working as a freelancer for my own company. Many interesting customers have made my work versatile. 

I have designed fabrics, napkins, linen products, children's products, bags, scarves, ties, booklets and rugs. All of the products have been given inspiration from the richness of the Finnish nature, Finnishness, clear colors and shapes. 

My customers are, for example, Eurokangas, Kangastus, Lapuan Kankurit, Havi, Reipastuote, Pyroll, Jysmä and Paperipiste.

I love my profession and I hope that my designs pass on the richness of nature, joy and color over to everyone.

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