Raivio & Kulju are looking into developing new ways of producing and exhibiting their work. They are interested in the life cycle of different materials and often use waste or recycled materials to create new works. Questioning the nature and qualities of mass produced objects, their work is rarely produced in series - most works, also due to their on-off materials, are unique. The From the Sea -series was based on the idea of collecting and then dismantling old leather jackets and remaking them into a totally new form and so a series of different objects, such as lamp shades, carpets and pillows, were born.
Raivio & Kulju use unusual public spaces and even a touring car to exhibit. Their aim is to interact with the audience, viewers or users, in different ways and to engage them into discussion about objects, materials and the concept of “need”.
Raivio & Kulju have organised several independent exhibitions and installations, exhibited their work internationally and in Finland, lectured about experimental design and run workshops about the same subject.
Apart from working together Päivi and Veera have their own artistic practices which includes collaborations with illustrators, installations and works in public spaces.