Helena From is a graduate engineer in industrial design. Life as an independent designer started more or less by accident when she developed a set of armadillo (Mr and Mrs) as a special wedding gift, for a friend who was to be married and who had always been fascinated by the particular armadillo. The two figures received unusually much attention due to their sweet, stylish and quirky expression and many sought after similar figures. As a result, an actual product line was created, the ZOO OF WOOD, which in addition to the armadillo (now officially called Mr. and Mrs. Armadillo) contained a sheep, a hippopotamus and a squirrel. The series became very popular and Helena developed a number of other products - including the Little Mr. Lamp series. Bulb. The mentioned products are continuously relaunched under ARTNATION branded - either in original form or with small refinements in collaboration with Helena From.