Pekka Mattila is a board professional, art collector, professor, and business coach for whom aesthetics and visuality are an important part of life. In Mattila's daily life, beauty often ranks higher on the value scale than functionality. He sees small objects as the finishing touches of a home and a significant part of the visual whole - details can significantly enhance the overall appearance of a space. That's why the aesthete invests in interior design's smaller elements, such as high-quality pots and ceramics. Welcome to visit!
Once upon a time, Pekka Mattila's taste was extremely Scandinavian and minimalist. The walls were white, and even accent colors were neutral because he wanted to leave space for art. Since then, the Scandinavian style has been spiced up with interesting color contrasts and more abundant, antique elements. Playing with different styles and eras is now a strong feature in Mattila's home.
Although Mattila's and his former partner's home style has become richer over the years, the interior philosophy has remained somewhat similar. He often values beauty more than functionality, and traditions, quality, and the stories behind products strongly guide his interior choices.
Small details elevate the ambiance of the space to the next level
In interior design, Mattila progresses from the big picture to small details. Regardless of the sequence, both aspects of interior design are equally important for the ambiance of the space. Clear and prominent lines require accompanying small details that soften and personalize the room.
"High-quality details define the ambiance of the space. Thoughtful interior decor elements can, at their best, make the entire look and feel special. An object can bring luxury to a room that would otherwise remain ordinary and commonplace," describes Mattila.
According to Mattila, in interior design, you can also use creativity and break boundaries - not everything always needs to be used for its most obvious purpose. In Mattila's home, pots are filled with bulbs and dog supplies instead of houseplants.
"Plants bring freshness and vitality to a space, but the pot often plays a more important role in interior design than the plant itself. Ceramics are also much more durable and versatile as an interior decor element than houseplants."
Curated ceramics and personalized customer service from Cigale & Fourmi
Pekka Mattila became acquainted with Cigale & Fourmi's ceramics range and expertise when he was decorating a large office space, where they aimed to create a polished and stylish look. The extensive yet thoughtfully curated selection and the craftsmanship related to ceramics charmed him, and since then, Mattila has also benefited from Cigale & Fourmi's assistance in decorating his own home.
"In Cigale & Fourmi's curated pot range, you can see the marks of handcrafting, and that fascinates me. Handcrafting makes the pots more human and significantly more interesting."
As Cigale & Fourmi's pot range is exceptionally extensive, the experts' insights and clear suggestions greatly facilitate the construction of a ceramic ensemble. In his latest pot purchase, Mattila relied entirely on Cigale & Fourmi.
The search for the pot began when Mattila sent pictures of the room to Cigale & Fourmi professionals. At the same time, he shared his own visions and desires. In response, he received a suggestion for a Hungarian pot that suited the space and the plant's needs, with the unique feature of the imprints of ridges formed during its production visible on the surface.
"The suggestion perfectly matched my wishes. The pot fits excellently in my home as an elegant detail that doesn't steal the attention from art. The interplay between light and the pot's surface was an interesting revelation. The pot is located in front of the window, and its lively surface reflects light exceptionally beautifully."
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