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1+1+1 edition VII – Vases The vase project started from the desire to find alternative ways to implement our basic method of making new objects from independent originals. With the vase project we wanted to work with 3D printing and to design the originals without deciding beforehand how they would be combined. For this we paired up with Ashish Mohite of Aalto University’s Digital Design Lab. Working with the 3D models of the originals we discovered that the most interesting way of combining the them, was not slicing, but merging. This allowed us to create new, unpredictable objects which would be impossible to create without the help of 3D modelling and printing. The form language of the participating design studios, which is based on more traditional design process, combined with this digital perspective is what makes the project interesting and unique. Read more on the projects web page www.1plus1plus1.net The project was supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Arts Promotion Center Finland.
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1+1+1 edition IV – Candle sticks As a continuation to the 1+1+1 project we lauched the full 27/27 pieces serie of candle sticks at the Reykjavik Design March, Iceland. Read more on the projects web page www.1plus1plus1.net The project was supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Arts Promotion Center Finland.    
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1+1+1 edition III – Mirrors The third edition of 1+1+1 was lauched with the three original pieces from each designer and six mixed mirrors blending the parts.  The exhibition took place at Ilcaffé Södermalm in Stockholm during the Stockholm Design Week 2016. Read more on the projects web page www.1plus1plus1.net The project was supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Arts Promotion Center Finland.  
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Mori

Mori is a shared projedt between three finnish designers Klaus Aalto (Aalto+Aalto), Anna Salonen (Motto Wasbi) and Saana Sipilä (Saana&Olli) and small traditional Japanese manufacturers from the Tottori area. The designers visited the companies in the Tottori area in summer 2013 and made the designs for each company to be exhibited at the Habitare furniture fair during the Helsinki Design Week in September 2013. After the collaboration the paper lamps for the Aoya Washi paper manufacturer went into production and the product family is to be enlarged into series of self standing lamps in various sizes.
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1+1+1 (2015) Cabinets The project examines and reimagines objects by having each studio design an object consisting of three distinct parts and then mixing the parts up into unpredictable combinations. The project started in March 2015 at Design March in Reykjavik where each studio designed a floor lamp. The end-results; 27 different lamp compilations were totally unpredictable, ranging from strange to exhilarating. Forms and material combinations emerged that would not have otherwise come to life. For Helsinki Design week the group is tackling another subject – the cabinet. 1+1+1 is a rare kind of collaboration with no compromises as each studio designs their objects according to their own philosophy. Combining the different parts into new combinations is an almost brutally concrete form of cooperation. Read more on the projects web page www.1plus1plus1.net The project was supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.  
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1+1+1 (2015) Lamps The project examines and reimagines objects by having each studio design an object consisting of three distinct parts and then mixing the parts up into unpredictable combinations. The project started in March 2015 at Design March in Reykjavik where each studio designed a floor lamp. The end-results; 27 different lamp compilations were totally unpredictable, ranging from strange to exhilarating. Forms and material combinations emerged that would not have otherwise come to life. For Helsinki Design week the group is tackling another subject – the cabinet. 1+1+1 is a rare kind of collaboration with no compromises as each studio designs their objects according to their own philosophy. Combining the different parts into new combinations is an almost brutally concrete form of cooperation. Read more on the projects web page www.1plus1plus1.net The project was supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.    
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Wall Jewels

Wall Jewels (2015) A collection of mouth blown glass pieces that can be used for displaying things on the wall but which are also little treasures in themselves. The series was created for iittala together with Anu Penttinen and Markku Salo and the process was mentored by Oiva Toikka (favourite mentoring quote: “you have to make it a bit too sugary”). Our pieces, Seseli and Papaver are inspired by the botanical world and brought to life by the skilled glass blowers at iittala. Each piece is unique. Photos: iittala Buy it here: https://store.iittala.fi/search?text=aarre
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Yolo

Yolo (2014) A simple wooden kitchen stool which can be transformed into a high chair by adding a separate seat piece. Yolo is an attempt to rethink the life cycle of children’s products. By transforming into something else, the object continues it’s life in the home and can even become a meaningful heirloom – a first own piece of furniture. Prototype    
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AOYA

Mori lamps made for Japanese Aoya. (2013) Paperlamps made with traditional Japanese washi-technique. Design Klaus Aalto, Anna Salonen and Saana Sipilä. AOYA WASHI
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VAKKA

Vakka  for iittala(2013) A wooden storage box for iittala which can be stacked to create small side tables. The box comes in two different heights and in both natural wood and white. Our aim was to create a method of storage for things that have to be stored at hand but not in sight. Vakka was awarded an iF gold Design Award in 2014. Photo: iittala Buy it here: https://store.iittala.fi/search?text=vakka
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BAKI

Baki (2013) A canvas backpack designed for Mifuko, a Finnish company manufacturing its products in small workshops in Kenya. When carrying a bigger load, the backpack expands by leaving the snap unfastened and in upright position. Mifuko products are environmentally friendly, often using recycled parts and made according to fair trade regulations. Baki has a base made from car tyre and recycled metal parts. Photo: Uupi Tirronen Buy it here: http://www.mifuko.fi/fi/product/baki-reppu
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Hattara

Hattara lamp series (2012) A series of colourful laser cut metal lamps which were designed together with Tero Kuitunen. The wavy fringe gives expression to an otherwise simple form and lets the light pass through. Prototype Photo: Iina Esko  
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Pot Steps

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CARRY

Carry (2012) A bicycle bag designed for SavetheC. The bag is made from recycled boat sails and can be fixed to your bike using special elastic button fasteners. The interior lining is made from hemp textile, the material that sails were made of back in the day. Photo: Aino Huhtaniemi  
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SULKA

Sulka (2011) A series of feather reflectors designed for Saintex by Elina Aalto and Saara Renvall. The aim was to create a natural jewellery-like piece that could be worn by men, women, children and dogs alike. Photo: Aino Huhtaniemi Buy it here: http://www.heijastinkauppa.fi/category/2/designheijastimet  
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MAJA

Maja (2009) Maja is a modular bunk bed inspired by tree houses. It is a medium size bed for children between 2 to 10 years.   The bed is a prototype. Photo: Riikka Kantinkoski
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SEINÄRUUSU

Seinäruusu (2008) Wall rug by Elina Aalto for Suomen käsityön ystävät (The Friends os Finnish Handicraft). Puzzle like wall rug can be built from 45x45cm elements. www.suomenkasityonystavat.fi
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Better View

Better View (2006) Perforated black out curtains with five different city views including Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Helsinki and Stockholm. Widths 120, 140, 160,170 and 180cm. Available on request from Aalto+Aalto. Design Elina Aalto
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CITYBoy

Cityboy picnic grill (2004) Portable gas grill for Selki-Asema Design Klaus Aalto
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TakeOut

TakeOut chest of drawers (2003) Chest of drawers with portable suitcases Prototype In the permanent collection of National Museum of Fine Arts Quebec, Canada Design  Klaus Aalto
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5.2 MHz

5.2MHz (2004) Self standing coat rack for Selki-Asema Design Klaus Aalto
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5.1MHz coat rack

5.1 MHz coat rack (2003) For Selki-Asema Wall mounted steel coat rack with wooden knobs. Available in black, white and multicolor. Design Klaus Aalto    
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Stereo

Stereo (2002) Lounge table with foldable legs. The table can be stored on the wall as an piece of artwork Available with various motives. For Selki-Asema Design Klaus Aalto
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