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about us

Our story

Flatto81 is a multidisciplinary collective based in the Netherlands, working on projects ranging from product-graphic design to organizing creative workshops for children and families.

Our first project started in 2009 to create sustainable greeting cards hand-screenprinted one by one with handmade inks made from vegetables. Since then, we have been collaborating with various designers and artists, organizing workshops for multilingual children and families, stimulating creativity by thinking out of the box.

(text by Emi Tsutsushio)

Who is Flatto81?

Emi Tsutsushio
Creative direction

Born in Okayama, Japan, Emi studied Interior Design in Milano and moved to the Netherlands in 2007 and began working as freelance designer.
Interested also in the slow design aspects, she attempts to realize a sustainable model through the project of Flatto81.


Chika Ito
Screen printing / Ink supervisor

Born in Niigata, Japan. Chika runs Atelier Chika Ito in The Netherlands since 2009.
Her passion is creating artworks with paper, combining bookmaking and printmaking methods in an environmental-friendly way.
She is printing Silkscreen with her hand-made inks and gives workshops internationally.


Soonhwa Kang
Art Direction

Born in Tokyo, Japan. Soonhwa has been working in the fields of advertisement, editorial design and branding at the design studios and creative agencies in Tokyo, Singapore and NYC.
She is currently based in Haarlem and creating visual identity for small start ups and socially engaged organizations.


Zeefdrukatelier Kurtface, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Remco Ariaans, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Massimiliano Arena, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Paul Elenbaas, Haarlem, The Netherlands