Kuusta Saksi is a phenomenally talented Finnish designer, who currently lives and works in Amsterdam. His works have a liminal feeling – floating somewhere between the real world and the unbridled creativity of the unconscious. Hypnopompic is a collection of psychedelic wool carpets created by Saksi using the jacquard weaving technique.
“The collection title, Hypnopompic refers to a state of sensory confusion leading out of sleep, when the state of awakening gets mixed with the dream world into a surreal reality. It is an exceptional state of consciousness, in which one may experience the presence of, or see creatures and animals, such as spiders, monkeys and insects. Hypnopompic state has also been affiliated with visual delusions caused by migraine. These graphic patterns, designs and textures are thought to have contributed to the traditions of ornamentation, mosaic and textile.”