Yuta Badayala is a project close to Koskela’s heart. It’s a range of lighting produced in collaboration with traditional Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island in Arnhem Land using traditional bush materials and natural dyes. Every light is unique and relies on the artists interpretation of the form provided by Koskela. Yuta Badayala translated means ‘In Beautiful Light’.
The long term project aims to provide Indigenous weavers with an additional stream of income from their work and to introduce new and compelling ‘art products’ into contemporary interiors. The project represents a genuine collaboration, with the weavers contributing technical skills, material knowledge and artistic capabilities and Koskela contributing design and marketing skills along with their significant experience in the interiors market.