Enter and Encounter at Design Museum Helsinki

 Enter and Encounter at Design Museum Helsinki Image courtesy of Design Museum Helsinki

Enter and Encounter
Design Museum, Helsinki 
From 24 March to 22 October, 2017

Jointly produced by Design Museum and the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo for the centenary of Finnish independence, this exhibition presents Finnish contemporary design since World Design Capitai Helsinki 2012. lt looks ahead in an optimistic spirit and asks how design is challenging the present and shaping the future. The works, projects, ventures and initiatives featured in the exhibition respond to change or the needs for it, creating new phenomena, offering perspectives and laying the basis for new attitudes and practices in a global context. The title of the exhibition, Enter and Encounter, invites its visitors and viewers to encounter changes in design and society with an open mind and in a positive spirit.
The exhibition contains examples of combating climate change, changes in food production, new forms of graphic design, satellite-based information services, and artificial intelligence. Exhibits include the Culture and Sompa saunas representing urban and sauna culture, new forms of culinary culture such as the Finnjavel restaurant and Kalle Freese’s Sudden Coffee, and new applications like Noona for the care of cancer patients, the MaaS urban mobility concept and the OURA Ring for monitoring personal health.

 

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Also on display are the design process project of LA Architects and the City of Helsinki for the Oodi Centrai Library in Helsinki and the New Biomateriality Lab’s concept of new biomaterials from wood such as applications of cellulose. The younger generation is represented by product designers Hanna-Kaarina Heikkila and Elina Ulvio. Ragamuf steered by Tuula Poyhonen and Martta Leskela is an example of, among many other things, a global actor responding to needs for change.
“With this exhibition, we want to describe Finnish contemporary design and its status,” note Chief Curator Suvi Saloniemi of Design Museum and Project Manager Kaisa Logren of the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo. “The exhibition shows that Finnish design is of broad scope and proceeds from solutions, while at the same time global and applying technologies to a large degree.”

 

 

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The exhibits are in six rooms: Techno Pastoral, Global Finn, Ecologies, Post-lndustrial Crafts, Urban and Soft Systems. During the exhibition, Plaza in the Urban room will be a venue for special events and discussions. lts programme of events will be posted on Design Museum’s web pages.
There will be many events associated with the exhibition, among others, the Design Evenings on the last Tuesday of the month and the Design Workshops for families held once a month on Saturdays.

 

 

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The curators of the exhibition: Paula Bello, Katja Hagelstam, Juha Kronqvist, Heini Lehtinen, Ville Tikka and Esa Vesmanen.

Participants: Erich Berger & Mari Keto, CeiiPod, Aalto University: Colour and Materia! Led Design, Aalto University: Design for Government, Kirsi Enkovaara, FinEst Link, Finnjavel, Helsinki Dry Gin, Tenu Gin, Napue Gin, GRMMXI, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkila, Hello Ruby, lceye, lris Al, Oodi Centrai Library, Ville Kokkonen, Culture Sauna, Nathalie Lautenbacher, M41D, MaaS, Musuta, Elina Mi:ii:ittanen, New Biomateriality Lab, Nikari, Nokia OZO, Noona, ONAR Studios, the Ornamo Prize, OURA Ring, Deepa Panchamia, Ragamuf, Remedy Entertainment, Timo Ripatti, Robin Hood Coop, Rolls-Royce Future Shore Contrai Centre, Anna Salmi, Kozeen Shiwan, Showerloop, Fyra interior architects, Sompasauna, Sudden Coffee, Suomen Jaatelo, Elina Ulvio and Laura Vainola.

The exhibition team was coordinated by Chief Curator Suvi Saloniemi of Design Museum and Project Manager Kaisa Logren of the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo.

Exhibition architecture by Leonard Ma and Martti Kalliala.
The exhibition is part of Design Museum’s and the Ornamo Association’s programme for the centenary of Finnish independence in 2017.

more. www.designmuseum.fi

 

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