Lisa Hilland and Elmo participates in Swedish Secrets: a month of Design at the Institutsuédois in Paris, 2 September — 4 October 2022

Lisa Hilland always has a strong focus on quality and sustainability in her work. When designing Lumi pouf for her own designline Mylhta, she aimed to create an upholstered strong sculptural ‘structure’ that would require minimal padding and still be soft and welcoming. This was achieved through making many smaller pockets in the pouf that also gives the pouf it’s characteristic shape resembling a snowflake. Lumi means snow (or light) in Finnish. The two poufs selected for the exhibition ‘Swedish Secrets’ are made of softest Elmo Leather, one in Elmovegeta natural leather and another in Elmotreasure.


Lisa Hilland explains:

“The reason I like leather so much – besides that it’s soft, beautiful and smells lovely – is that it ages well with a patina and lasts for generations.”


Swedish Secrets: a month of Design at the Institutsuédois! 02.09.2022 — 04.10.2022
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Lisa Hilland posing next to her pouf creations made with Elmoleather