Anu Kanervo, MA in textile art, graduated from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, in 2006, having focused mainly on studies in industrial prints design. She is a designer at Finlayson since 2005. Anu Kanervo is well-known for her rich and colorful floral and botanical designs, but also for her simple graphic and minimalistic patterns.
"Colors are really important in my work: following color trends and interesting new combinations, creating color charts for each collection as well as color design and re-designing colors over and over again. In the Lei project it was especially interesting and pleasant to design the colors and to match them closely together in two different materials."