Fiskars Summer House
Fiskars Summer House exhibition in the Fiskars Village arranged by Helsinki Design Week brought us together building up one of the nine summer rooms. The Dining Rooms was done for iittala in co-operation with Sasha Huber, one of our favourite artists. “We set out to choose an artist who would mirror both our own and Iittala’s world, where profound thinking meets simple form. We decided to choose Sasha Huber, whose work we have always admired and who we’ve known for a long time even though we’ve never worked together. She has developed a technique where she creates images with an air-staple gun, producing visually beautiful pieces which have a strong message, often dealing with inequality, and amplified by the act of shooting them with a symbolic weapon. Quite quickly and intuitively we came up with the idea of a dinner table, where the table cloth would be stapled onto the table and Sasha will be making a new piece for the exhibition from this starting point.” https://www.fiskarssummerhouse.com
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Beirut Design Week
For the celebration of Finland´s 100 years of independence Klaus Aalto and Tero Kuitunen curated the “Finland 100 – Picks From Now and Then” exhibition for the 2017 Beirut Design week in Lebanon. The pop-up show took place at the famous Sel&Poivre design shop. The concept included also a workshop at Mena Design Research Center and a printed catalogue on the exhibiting designers and companies. The exhibition consisted four themes; Minimal, Natural, Traditional and Playful and it included works by Aarikka, Aarni Wood, Antti Nurmesniemi, Artek, Fiskars , Iittala, Johan Olin And Aamu Song, Katariina Guthwert, Lapuan Kankurit, Marianne Huotari, Marimekko, Marttiini, Minna Parikka, Nathalie Lautenbacher, Onar, Plasto, Saana & Olli, Saija Halko, Studio Kaksikko, Verso, Vimma and &bros. The exhibition was part of the official programme of the Finland 100 years of independence.
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Kekkilä Garden (2010) As part of the design team Klaus was together with designers Linda Bergroth, Ville Hara, Mikko Paakkanen, Petri Salmela and Eeva Sivula creating products and the concept for the Kekkilä Koti&Piha products (Home&Garden). The process resulted as a collection of outdoor gardening products such as a greenhouse shed, and various planting products designed together with professional gardeners. The much appreciated product line was awarded with the Fennia Prize for good design in 2012.
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