Eväkäs Collection by Krista Nieminen & Laura Nieminen
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
Eväkäs is a design project by sisters Krista and Laura Nieminen and their design studio Behind the Sea. They work exploring balance between functionality, simplicity and charm.Eväkäs collection features unisex-sized sandals and versatile pouches. Pouches are available in three practical sizes and sandals in five unisex sizes. Because of leather sole and rubber heel sandals are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
The name Eväkäs means finny in Finnish and reflects collection´s material-based approach.
Eväkäs designs are strongly inspired by the blue waves of the Baltic Sea.
“Our main goal in designing this collection was to leave space for natural beauty of fish leather. We also wanted to express the material in form of products and there came the idea to use simplified shape of fish fin.” Said Krista Nieminen.
“Narrowing hide of fish leather suits well for making different sizes of unisex products. Fish leather also has really nice and varying surface that makes each product unique.” Laura Nieminen Added.
Every Eväkäs product is handcrafted in Finland using high quality natural materials. In collection, salmon leather is combined with natural tanned cow leather. All leather is vegetable tanned and chosen from European producers. Collection will be made in small series, limited editions and one piece by order.