THE ONE AND ONLY
VUOKKO

ARCHITECTURE

On a crystal clear winter’s day, Ark Journal visited the living legend, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in her perfect home on the water in Helsinki, designed by her husband Antti in the 70s and living proof of their prodigious talents and great love. Rays of sunlight streaming through venetian blinds on the plate glass windows cast Vuokko-like striped shadows on the walls as the 89-year-old who inspired the likes of Issey Miyake and Raf Simons reflected on a life lived to the max and true to the maxim – original ideas come from within.

 

“I ALWAYS SAY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU SHOULD CREATE TRENDS RATHER THAN FOLLOW THEM. I NEVER COMPROMISE”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED

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THE ONE AND ONLY
VUOKKO

design

On a crystal clear winter’s day, Ark Journal visited the living legend, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in her perfect home on the water in Helsinki, designed by her husband Antti in the 70s and living proof of their prodigious talents and great love. Rays of sunlight streaming through venetian blinds on the plate glass windows cast Vuokko-like striped shadows on the walls as the 89-year-old who inspired the likes of Issey Miyake and Raf Simons reflected on a life lived to the max and true to the maxim – original ideas come from within.

 

“I ALWAYS SAY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU SHOULD CREATE TRENDS RATHER THAN FOLLOW THEM. I NEVER COMPROMISE”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
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