MADE IN FINLAND
Exhibition for the International Alvar Aalto
in the Studio at the Alvar Aalto Museum, August 31 October
Sami Rintala: Metsä-obseravatorio
/ Forest observatory, 2004
Valokuva/Photo: Sami Rintala
The Made in Finland exhibition at the Alvar
Aalto Museum will be showing work by six young designers or design
teams, one of whom is the 2006 Young Designer of the Year, Mikko Paakkanen.
Paakkanen is a versatile designer who is known particularly for his
high-quality, environmentally aware furniture designs. The exhibition
will include scale-models and drawings of the architecture of Sami
Rintala, a Finnish designer who lives in Norway. Rintala works in
various countries and, at present, he is one of the pioneers of Nordic
architecture. His work emphasises the interaction between the building
and the environment.
Lahdenmäki: keramiikkatuotteita / ceramic products
Valokuva/Photo: Nathalie Lahdenmäk
The ceramics on show in the exhibition are the work of Nathalie Lahdenmäki,
who comes from the younger generation of ceramic designers. Lahdenmäki
designs unique objects and groups of objects that are produced industrially.
Arihiro Miyake is a Japanese designer who has studied in Finland and
is inspired by an examination of the everyday. In his work he successfully
manages to combine his own national traditions with Nordic design.
Miyake has brought some of his own light fittings and some cutlery
prototypes for the exhibition.
Paola Suhonen: Nyrkkeilysäkki / IvanaHelsinki
Valokuva/Photo: Teemu Hirvonen, Alvar Aalto -museo / Alvar Aalto Museum
Softer materials will be represented in the exhibition by the works
of fashion designer Paola Suhonen. Suhonen is currently one of the
best-known Finnish designers and has created her own Fennofolk
philosophy and style. Suhonens lively and zestful fashion prints,
designed for the IvanaHelsinki and Nanso fashion ranges, have already
become a concept. The sixth contributor to the exhibition is the Syrup
Helsinki design team, which consists of two energetic and individualistic
graphic designers, Antti Hinkula and Teemu Suviala. The work of Syrup
Helsinki has aroused interest all round the world.
Mikko Paakkanen: medusa-valaisin / light fitting
Valokuva/Photo: Mikko Paakkanen
Arihiro Miyake: valaisimen prototyyppi / prototype
for a lamp, 2006.
Valokuva/Photo: Teemu Hirvonen, Alvar Aalto museo / Alvar Aalto
The seminar chairman, Ilkka Suppanen, another designer, has been in
charge of exhibition design.
The seminar and the exhibitions have received support from the City
of Jyväskylä, the Ministry of Education, Senate Properties,
Martela, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Artek, the Asko
Foundation, Iittala, Aero, Avarte, Tila, and Vepsäläinen.
For further information:
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