"After a long period of polar nights, winter turns into spring bringing in the soft light. These beautiful shades of light are the inspiration for KAJO [Finnish for dawn]. Spring slowly starts to fade away as the sunshine and the nightless night takes over."
"A painting called ‘Lapp Village by the Arctic ocean’ is hálo’s choice for the fifth hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collaboration collection series. From every sold item, hálo donates a percentage to the artists foundation and to protect the Arctic areas. The conservation of nature was very important to the artist Reidar Särestöniemi himself. The piece painted in 1969, represents the artists concern about the destruction of the Arctic."
"The jacquard designed by hálo, holds golden nuggets in different shades of gold inspired by the gold rush in Lapland in 1949, Sylvia Petronella Antoinette van der Moer and her story."
"Hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collection is a recognition to a famous Finnish painter Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981). ‘Glimmer on a Winter Day' painting is hálo’s choice for the fourth hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collection series. A capsule collection is designed exclusively by hálo."
"NEVA [Finnish for fens] is inspired by the endless light of the Midnight sun when the sun does not set at all. Imagine the light wind gently swinging a hare's-tail cottongrasses on arctic fens."
"Inspiration behind REIDAR collection comes from the colorful personality of painter Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) and the vividness of his great art. ‘Winter Descends from the fells to the fens' painting is hálo’s choice for the third hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collection series."
"USVA [Finnish for mist] is inspired by morning dew and foggy fells. Vision the dreamy tones when the sun briefly dips beyond the horizon before rising again blending the boundaries between fading night and dawning day."
Frosty birches (1969) "He once saw the sunshine through frosty birches. He was so impressed by the vision that he wanted to capture the moment. The most famous and loved series of paintings called ”Huurrekoivikko” was born. Reidar Särestöniemi's art is well-known from his unique relief-like technic, many layers of paint and strong, intensive colors."
"The growth rings of a tree and beautiful structure of wood is inspiration for KAARNA [Finnish for birch bark]. Trees full of usnea grow only in places where there is clean and high quality air. Finnish Lapland is one of those special places in the world."
"HUURRE [Finnish for frost] is inspired by those crispy moments of fall when season changes into winter and temperature goes below zero. Imagine those chilly mornings and frosty grounds."
"After endless summer nights, leaves change their colors into various shades of red, yellow, orange, green and brown. RUSKA [Finnish for fall foliage] pattern includes traditional elements from Lapland - willow grouse, Siberian Jay and cloudberry with blossoming flowers."
"Hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collection is a recognition to a famous Finnish painter Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981). ‘Strange Flowers Bloom at Night' painting is hálo’s choice for the second hálo x Reidar Särestöniemi EXCLUSIVE collection series. A capsule collection is designed exclusively by hálo."
"Blue moments before the dark and the dance of the Aurora Borealis are the inspiration for KAAMOS [Finnish for polar night]. Finnish Lapland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights. Myths tell that they appear on more than 200 nights a year."