|Pekka Harni has been invited to be a guest editor for Design for All India, May 2016 Vol-11 No-5.
Design for All, India, Newsletter is a monthly-published journal since 2006.
Introduction article is written by guest editor Pekka Harni and other invited contributors are Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter, Helena Sandman, Kythzia Barrera, Jacqueline Moors, Nao Saito, and Sanna Simola.
Graphic design and Assistant editor (p.1-84): Yuka Takahashi
Chief-editor of the Design for All India: Dr. Sunil Bhatia.
Design for All, India seeks to promote the principles of Universal Design in India. The intent is to educate individuals and influence public policy so that environments, products, services and interfaces are designed to meet the needs of people belonging to all ages and abilities.
This publication can be downloaded from
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|Welcome to the exhibition Fire and Clay. The art of soft pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico!
This exhibition shows the authentic handi-craft ceramics from Oaxaca area of Mexico.
Harni-Takahashi Ltd. has been a coordinator and supporter of this exhibition bringing it from Mexico to Finland.
This exhibition also includes some of the six workshops we have been leading in Mexico in order to support the local artisans to learn and apply design methods to their production without breaking down their tradition, in other words, evolutional way. The workshops were taken place in 2008 and 2014, together with our friends Kythzia Barrera and Diego Mier y Terán/ Innovando la tradición.
Gallery Arabia: Fire and Clay The art of soft pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico
30 Oct 2015- 22 Jan 2016
The exhibition consists of two sections. Fire and Clay. The art of soft pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico and Atzompa 3500+. Object time-line. The exhibition is a part of the Mexican Cultural Month in Finland.
Fire and Clay is composed of traditional indigenous pottery from over 60 pottery villages, the fruit of 20 years of exploration in rural Oaxaca in Mexico.
In an unbroken lineage over the last four millennia, potters in the villages of Southern Mexico have created functional pottery with only clay, water, fire, and their skilled hands.
Fire and Clay is composed of pottery from over 60 pottery villages, the fruit of 20 years of exploration in rural Oaxaca. It is the first of its kind, presented now so that we may open our eyes to the subtle, deep beauty of this rustic, sophisticated, complex and simple pottery.
Atzompa 3500+. Object time-line, shows the results of a series of experimental workshops in the village of Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico.
The workshops took place from September 2013 to March 2014 in the village of Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca, organized by Innovando la Tradición a.c. Some of the workshops includes the Finnish Foreign Ministry’s contribution to their research and development activities and the result of the series of experimental workshops lead by Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi in collaboration with Innovando la Tradición a.c.
Innovando la Tradición a.c. is a Mexican NGO founded by Kythzia Barrera and Diego Mier y Terán, a multidisciplinary non-profit and a creative platform where artisans, designers and artists share skills, knowledge and stories to rethink and honour the ceramic traditions of Oaxaca. They offer services for potters and pottery communities in Oaxaca to support the resilience of their trade.
Address: Gallery Arabia
(Please use a lift going up to 9th floor, next to the Arabia Factory outlet shop.)
Opening hours: 30 Oct 2015- 22 Jan 2016
Design museum, Arabia Gallery
|Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi are selected to show their ideas in the 7th international EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Fair 2015. Pekka Harni presents a lightweight lounge chair made out of UPM-grada plywood and wool felt and Yuka Takahashi presents a new modular Garden lighting system made out of the brand-new material “translucent ceramic” from Shigaraki in Japan. Welcome!
Place: Helsinki Fair Center: Habitare Hall 7.
Ecodesign exhibition in 2015:
The participating designers chose the premise of their design from four thematic categories:
• An interior design product made of PEFC-certified wood and UPM Grada, a thermoformable wood material. The wood for the designs selected for the exhibition was provided by UPM
.• An outdoor light fitting for garden use, based on ecologically sound materials and energy-efficient LED technology.
• A planter for useful plants in a home garden, for placement indoors or outdoors, such as on the balcony, taking into account year-round use.
• A trolley for the sale of coffee and tea in offices and at exhibitions and trade fairs, and for use in pop-up activities, indoors or outdoors.
In addition to demonstrating high design quality, the designs were to address issues related to environmental friendliness in manufacturing; material choice; the manufacturing process; packaging and logistics; durability; maintainability; and recyclability. The designs were to take into account the entire life-cycle of the product.
The exhibition features a total of 30 designs.
More information: www.ecodesign.fi
|Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi participates the 6th international EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Fair 2014.Pekka Harni presents a new simple lightweight stool and Yuka Takahashi presents a new NAULAKKO Wooden Coat Rack.Both works are utilising Pre-stressed wooden structure that enables minimal and optimal use of material. The production is also more ecological than laminating wood, or forming the wood by using steam and energy.The stool and coat rack are made out of all wood, collapsible with no metal parts. Welcome!
THE INTERNATIONAL EcoDesign 14 celebrates its 6th year in connection with the Habitare fair. This exhibition is curated by the Finnish architect Marco Casagrande. The theme this year is the Life Cycle. The designers in this invitational exhibition were free to design a piece of furniture or a utility object. The only restriction was that the maximum size should be one cubic meter.
Other important criteria were an ecological production method, choice of materials, packaging and logistics, usability, serviceability and recyclability.
EcoDesign is an invitational exhibition, in which we invite international top designers and young talents from Finland and from abroad. This year we received more than one hundred entries. of which 65 were chosen in the exhibition, based on how the above mentioned criteria were fulfilled.
Prominent supporters, curators and designers made this project possible and we will be showing more than 70 designs. One of the purposes of this exhibition is to strengthen the significant role of ecological design in the Finnish furniture industry.
It is a pleasure to see that ecological design has inspired so many designers, and delightfully many of them have participated in all our exhibitions. Several designers have taken the idea of life cycle as the basis in their products and really paused to think what it means, so that it is plausible to say: good design is long-living. I’d like to thank all the participants for making this project come true. Welcome to the EcoDesign 14 special exhibition!
edited introduction from
Jari Pirhonen Producer, Creative Manager Mainostoimisto Valo Oy
Time: 10–14 SEPTEMBER 2014
More info at… http://www.ecodesign.fi/
The exhibition catalogue at…
| Yuka Takahashi presents her Triwood Lamp in the EcoDesign exhibition in La Triennale during Milan Design week 8-13 April 2014.
Habitare design fair’s special exhibition, the international EcoDesign exhibition has been organized five times in Helsinki in the past five years. After several successful years of promoting ecologically sustainable design in Finland, the exhibition is setting a new course to Milan, during it’s annually held furniture fair. Ecodesign exhibition will be organized in La Triennale design museum. Seventy-five pieces will be selected from the previous EcoDesigns, added with ten completely new pieces made from GRADA plywood. The architecture of Milan’s EcoDesign exhibition by Aalto Universty’s department of furniture and spatial design. Other partners are Finnish Ministry of Education And Culture, Messukeskus and WWF Finland. The producer and organizer of the EcoDesign exhibition is Mainostoimisto Valo Oy.The EcoDesign Exhibition is open between 8–13th April at 10.30–22.00.
La Triennale di Milano
MilanoTriennale Design Week Facebook site: http://on.fb.me/1q9MfOS
|Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi conducted Ceramic Design Workshop in Oaxaca, MexicoThis workshop was organised by Mexican NGO Innovando la Tradicion ac*.………………………………………………………………………………………..
“Timeline Atzompa, workshop of evolutionary design in clay”
Pekka Harni + Yuka Takahashi + 30 artisans + 15 designers organized by Innovando la Tradición ac.
II. 17-20. March. 2014
III. 24-27. March. 2014
Ceramic Design Workshop with 15 local artisans from Atzompa together with 15 artisans from other villages and 15 students from cities was taken place in the village of Atzompa in Oaxaca in Mexico during March 2014.
The goal of the workshop was learning how design could apply their local and traditional ceramic pieces to be developed further evolutionarily. As well, learning how to communicate between designers and artisans and create new sets of useful ceramic pieces together. Accordingly, it was not only design practice but also learning and sharing of skills and knowledge among participants from different background, education or social classes through the workshop.
During this workshop participants were divided into 5 teams of 5-6 people mixed with artisans from Atzompa and other villages and designers from cities. Workshop included a series of lectures by Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi, also from the local archeologists to study their traditional objects.
*Innovando la Tradición ac is a non-profit, creative platform led by Kythzia Barrera and Diego Mier y Terán. See more detail here >
Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi presented at PECHA KUCHA night in Tallinn Design Night Festival. Yuka talked about Enduring Beauty, Pekka talked about Design evolution and identities
Time: 28. september at 20-22
Venue: Design Night tent, Tartu mnt 1
Entrance: 3 euros
Pecha Kucha Night is a form of design, that was invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, in the year 2003. It is an event, in which the people associated can express their thoughts (a slideshow which consists of 20 slides, with every slide being 20 seconds). The inspiring and open-mic environment gives opportunity for the participants to express their thoughts and ideas to the audience. What started as a small entrepreneurship, is now a world-wide known event.The theme of Pecha Kucha Night 2013 covers the theme of Disainiöö 2013. The host of the night is Xenia Joost. Speakers are from Estonia, Finland, Italy and Sweden. For example Erik Olovsson talks about his mobile design studio – Designbus.
|ENDURING BEAUTY Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia, 26.Sep.-06.Oct.2013, organized by PekkaHarni and Yuka Takahashi in collaboration with Laila Alanen Design Forum Finland.Welcome!…………………………………………………………………………
The ENDURING BEAUTY – Sustainable design from Finland exhibition is an event in Tallinn Design Night Festival events. The works at the exhibition represent the highest quality of Finnish sustainable design, ranging from jewellery to furniture and from bicycles to urban environmental design concepts.
The joint opening of exhibitions in the Design Elevator section at 26 Sep 2013 at 16.30. Welcome!
We are proudly presenting::
Aalto & Aalto, Linda Bergroth, Susan Elo, Johanna Gullichsen, Hahmo / Ilona Törmikoski, Henri Halla-aho, Pekka Harni, Simo Heikkilä, Sanelma Hihnala, Jouko Järvisalo, Inka Kivalo, Seppo Koho, Harri Koskinen, Hannu Kähönen, Stefan Lindfors, Samuli Naamanka, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Anniina Nurmi, Mikko Paakkanen, Pelago, Peruste, Ritva Puotila, Tuula Pöyhönen, Heikki Ruoho, Janna Syvänoja, Yuka Takahashi, Julie Tolvanen, Petri Vainio and Yrjö Wiherheimo.
Exhibition: ENDURING BEAUTY – Sustainable Design from Finland
At: Rotermann quarter, Rotermann 4, Tallinn, Estonia
During: 26.SEP.– 06. October 2013
More info: www.enduring-beauty.info
Design Night Festival link : http://www.disainioo.ee/en/content/disainielev4.html
Press release in Finnish (lehdistötiedote suomeksi) :
Harni- Takahashi Ltd.
+358 40 777 4528
|Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi touring exhibition goes to Asiya city located in Kansai area in Japan. This exhibition was originally held in DESIGNMUSEO Helsinki in 2010 and transferred to Case gallery in Tokyo 2012, finally, goes to Haz gallery in Ashiya city. This exhibition shows their design works such as tableware, furniture, textiles as well as art pieces.
PEKKA HARNI & YUKA TAKAHASHI – DESIGN FROM FINLAND
| An article about the Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Venice is introduced in Italian based international design and architecture magazine Ottagono.
Ottagono issue no. 256 December-January 2013
|Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Venice held at Spazio Punch now goes to Design Forum Finland in Helsinki! Welcome!
Sustainable Design from Finland
In the exhibition ecological design is divided into five categories: ecological materials and structures, sustainable production, functional modification, design for sustainable society, and sustainable beauty aesthetics. The consept of the exhibition is characterized in the five categories of the sustainable design: material and construction, way of production, transformable multifuntionatily, design for sustainable society, sustainible beautiness. The exhibition is curated by architect and designer, professor Pekka Harni and industrial designer Yuka Takahashi.
Harni-Takahashi Ltd., email@example.com
Design Forum Finalnd http://www.designforum.fi/exhibitions
PRESS RELEASE (in Finnish):
|Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi will make a presentation of the Sustainable Design from Finland, Venice exhibition and a lecture of Object Categories at University IUAV. Welcome!
Università IUAV di Venezia
Coordinator: Riccardo Varini
Organizer: Olga Barmine, Alberto Bassi, Fiorella Bulegato, Riccardo Varini
/ Corso di laurea in Disegno industriale
Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino / Università Iuav di Venezia
more info: http://www.iuav.it/
ALLA LUCE DEL NORD – Seminario internazionale
Sustainable Design from Finland
Lunedì 22 ottobre 2012
orario: 14.00 – 18.00
Università IUAV di Venezia
Ex Convento delle Terese
Dorsoduro 2206 30123 Venezia
|Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi exhibition held at Designmuseo last autumn goes to Tokyo.
Presented by: Case Inc.
|muotoilijat ’11 / Finska formgivare ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to Finnish Institute in Stockholm.Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi ltd.Welcome!5.10–3.11.2011Finlandsinstitutet
Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
More about mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards, please see the former post at :
|Pekka Harni’s interview on the programm “Kultakuume” on Yle radio (live) on 29th August. Presented by Airikka Nurmela.
It is recorded and can be listened from here the Yle Radio internet page. (in Finnish).
Arkkitehti ja teollinen muotoilija Pekka Harni on puhunut jo vuosikaudet muotoilun ekologisuudesta. Hän muun muassa esittää, että tuotteet tarvitsisivat valmistusluvan siinä missä rakennuksetkin. Harnin omissa töissä ekologisuus näkyy siten, että hän pyrkii suunnittelemaan tuotteet yhdestä kierrätettävästä materiaalista.
Tuore muotoilun taiteilijaprofessori kertoo Kultakuumeessa suunnittelufilosofiastaan.”
Juontajana on Airikka Nurmela.
|muotoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to NorwayFinnish-Norweigian cultural institute, Oslo, Norway18.8.–18.9.2011Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi ltd.
Tlf: (+47) 22 47 76 80
ti – fre: 11 – 18,
Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
More about mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards, please see the previous article at :
|Industrial designer of the year ’11 was awarded to Pekka Harni during the opening ceremony of the mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition at the Design Forum Finland on 13.01.2011.
The Finnish Association of Designers, Ornamo have awarded their commendable members with professional recognition since 1981. The criteria for the presentation of awards include innovation, artistic quality, topicality, interest value or a long meritorious career.
The Finnish Association of Designers, Ornamo was established in 1911. It has more than 1,700 members working in the fields of industrial design, interior architecture, fashion and textile design as well as crafts and applied arts. Finnish Designer Awards ’11 begins the celebration of Ornamo’s 100 years anniversary.
download the booklet here muotoilijat11_web.pdf
Ornamo’s award winners 2011:
Industrial Designer of the Year Pekka Harni
“What stands out in Pekka Harni’s work are the continuation of Kaj Franck’s ethical and moral design tradition and a marked support for sustainable development. Harni’s teaching and design work is profound and insightful. Honesty and open disclosure of one’s firm position form the essential part of Harni’s designer identity.” – the Association of Industrial designers Finland TKO
Fashion Designer of the Year Jasmiine Julin-Aro
Interior Architect of the Year Vertti Kivi
Artist of the Year Janna Syvänoja
Textile Artist of the Year Heli Tuori-Luutonen
Grafia’s award winner 2011:
Graphic Designer of the Year Agent Pekka
Muotoilijat ’11 – Finnish Designer Awards ’11 exhibition
Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi.
Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Pekka Harni’s radio interview at yle radio. ( only in Finnsh)
|Pekka Harni participates Prototyp Köln exhibition.Welcome!
Katso myös Lehdistömateriaali
|Pekka Harni’s new book “OBJECT CATEGORIES” published by Aalto University School of Art and Design will be released in Helsinki Book Fare.
Title of the book : Object Categories
Author: Pekka Harni
Publisher: Aalto University School of Art and Design – Publication series B96
Englsih translation: Jüri Kokkonen
Available in : http://www.taik.fi/bookshop/
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Place : Helsinki Fair Center (Helsingin Messukeskus)
Time: 29 – 31.10.2010 10.00-18.00, Fri 10.00-20.00
|Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi speak at PechaKuca Night held as one part of Hirameki DesignXFinland events at the Living Design Center Ozone in Tokyo.
Ten presentations about “sustainability” will be given by designers.
Date and Time: 02.11.2010, starting from 17:00
Location: Living Design Cener Ozone (Atrium 1F)
Presentation language: English
Each presentation will last 6 minutes and 40 seconds. After each presentation, there will be roughly 3 minutes to ask questions. But the feedback and discussions will not be limited to those three minutes. During and after the presentations people in the audience are welcome to move around, talk to and discuss with each other and the presenters.
|Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi present their works at Architect Cafe Aoyama in Tokyo. Pekka Harni’s brand new book “Object Categories – typology of tools” published by Aalto Universty School of Art and Design is also introduced. This event gives stories from design developments of Harni-Takahashi and also aims to promote mutual friendship between Japanese audience and Harni-Takahashi. After the lecture, panel discussion and open discussion will be organized with a Japnese designer Mr.Ido moderated by Ms.Yumiko Tanaka from Trade Wing.
Time: 1.Nov. 2010 15:30-17:30
Participation fee: Lecture 1500 jpy + tea 500 jpy
Registration : firstname.lastname@example.org
more detail : www.harni-takahashi.com/tokyo-cafe2010/
|Pekka Harni participates as one of the selectors of the best Finnish wooden artefacts for The Best of Finnish Wood exhibition at the the Craft Museum of Finland.
The exhibition pieces are chosen by a group of around 40 people, all deeply rooted or firmly joint into the wood industry. They share their thoughts and experiences on what they believe are the best Finnish wood artefacts of all times, describe their relationship with Finnish forest and wood, and evaluate the future of the Finnish wood industry. The objects chosen for the exhibition have either personal significance to the panel members, or represent the outstanding form, functionality, sustainability or innovation of Finnish design. The exhibition uncovers Finnish wood, from the roots to the leaf tips. The display includes unique, handmade artefacts, mass-produced classics and tomorrow’s fresh favourites.
The Best of Finnish Wood exhibition is produced by the Craft Museum of Finland (Jyväskylä) and Lusto The Finnish Forest Museum (Punkaharju). The planning of the exhibition was supervised by an expert team, chaired by the interior designer, Professor Simo Heikkilä.
Exhibition at the Craft Museum of Finland
and at Lusto The Finnish Forest Museum
|Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi’s works are selected to the STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design exhibition during the Meatpacking District Design Week in New York.
15-17 MAY. 2010
DESIGNERS AND PROJECTS:
Alessi / Anne Kyyrö Quinn / Anu Penttinen / Ari Kanerva / Elizabeth Salonen / Harri Koskinen / Ilkka Suppanen / Jalo Helsinki / JKMM Architects / Jonas Hakaniemi / Jukka Korpihete / Klaus Aalto / Kristiina Lassus / Marita Huurinainen / Marko Nenonen / Mikael Silvanto / PASPAS / Pekka Harni / Pentagon Design / Pyry Tamminen / Renata Jakowleff / Tapio Anttila / Teija Losoi / Tiina Ripatti / Timo Niskanen / Toni Kauppila / Tuula Pöyhönen / Yuka Takahashi /
The STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design event presents innovative solutions to matters of everyday life by individual designers and design oriented companies during Meatpacking District Design ‘10. The event focuses on today’s interpretations of the traditional values that made Finnish Design world famous sixty years ago. It consists of an exhibition, a lounge area, a pop-up store, and a website. The theme of the event is further explored in a documentary film screened in the lounge and in a series of side events.
The exhibition features furniture and product design while the pop-up store offers a wider selection of smaller design objects from glassware to fashion and jewelry. Straightforward showcases young designers side by side with more established designers and design oriented companies.
STRAIGHTFORWARD is part of an ongoing series presenting new Finnish design in North America. The previous New Finnish Design events VALVOMO, HARDCORE and PLAYFUL did each attract over 5,000 visitors during the annual Meatpacking District Design Weeks in 2007-2009.
|Pekka Harni has been invited to participate 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase” The traveling exhibition starts from Madrid, Spain this week.
4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art
Changing the world with a flower vase
The Travelling Exhibition “Changing the world with a flower vase” presents the collection of ceramic vases produced by the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art starting in Albisola (Italy), an area with ancient ceramic traditions, and by internationally renowned artists and designers.
Artists and designers
General and Artistic Management
After its inauguration at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid (21 January – 22 March 2010), the travelling exhibition of the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art will be hosted by the Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation – City of Camogli – Genoa (10 July – 7 November 2010) and then by the mudac – Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts in Lausanne (June – September 2011).
Albisola, a town on the Ligurian Riviera with a centuries-old craftsman tradition, is known as a small European capital of ceramics thanks to the historical and successful interaction between local craftsmen and artists from the international cultural scene. It was in Albisola in the 20th century that many artists and designers, the likes of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Nicolaj Diulgheroff, Bruno Munari, Arturo Martini, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Pinot Gallizio and Wifredo Lam, delved into and created works using local ceramics.
Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid
Palacio de Abrantes, Calle Mayor, 86 – 28013 Madrid
Tel. + 34 91 547 86 03
Fax: + 34 91 542 22 13
4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase”
Thursday, 21 January, 12 noon Exhibition Vernissage
21 January 2010, 8 p.m.
22 January – 22 March 2010Exhibition hours
Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid
Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation – City of Camogli – Genoa
mudac – Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts in Lausanne
In collaboration with
Cittadellarte – Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella
Rent an Idea, Madrid
Press information and request for materials
|Pekka Harni’s “tikas ja lankku – ecological furniture set” is presented in EcoDesign at Design Forum Finland. On show at Design Forum Finland will be a selection of Finnish products from the EcoDesign exhibition curated by Professor Yrjö Kukkapuro and originally displayed at the Habitare Fair in September. This exhibition at Design Forum presents innovative ecological chairs by 45 Finnish designers.
DESIGN FORUM FINLAND
Find out more at
|Pekka Harni’s work “tikas ja lankku – ecological furniture set” will be presented in the main exhibition of the Finnish Design Month, Mes del Diseño Finlandés – FINLAND MES, in Madrid. The event is organized by the city of Madrid together with the Finnish Embassy and the Cultural Institute of Finland. The exhibition HELSINKI-MADRID FINDESIGN is held at the Matadero Design Center from the 3rd November 2009 to the 10th January 2010.
|Pekka Harni will show his work at the international EcoDesign special exhibition
at the Glass Gallery in Habitare 09 fair .
EcoDesign exhibition will present the views of top designers on how ecological values can be taken into account at different stages in the life cycle of products, without compromising on aesthetics and ergonomics.
As many as 81 designers or designer teams from 16 different countries have registered to take part in the exhibition.
The EcoDesign Exhibition from the 9th to 13th of September 2009 in the Helsinki Convention & Exhibition Centre, Finland.
Habitare is the biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair in Finland.
Opening hours for industry professionals:
EcoDesign 09 >http://www.ecodesign.fi/
Habitare 09 >http://www.finnexpo.fi/habitare/
|Yuka Takahashi interview “At the interface of culture” in the Just Add magazine.
It is possible to see online from link below (PDF file)
in English: Just Add 04/2008 (PDF)
in Finnish: Just Add 04/2008 FIN (PDF)
Kemira website: www.kemira.com
|Pekka Harni’s textile design “SOLU” and Yuka Takahashi’s “MOON tableware set” will be exhibited in the exhibition “FLIGHT NUMBER 10” at the BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN 2008 SAINT-ÉTIENNE in France.
…Flight number 10… will open with an exhibition celebrating the 10 years of the existence of the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne.
Date: 15 – 30 November. 2008
Pekka Harni participates SUGOROKU project in the BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN 2008 SAINT-ÉTIENNE in France.
|Pekka Harni has been invited to participate in the SUGOROKU project (curated by the artist Catherine BEAUGRAND).
This interactive game will be presented at the 2008 Saint Étienne International Design Biennial in France
Date: 15 – 30 November. 2008
|Yuka Takahashi will have the second chance to speak at Pecha Kucha Night (OCT.02) organized by Designpartners08 during Helsinki Design Week. Speakers will be following:
Nanna Susi, Johanna Hyrkäs and Tuomas Siitonen (www.part.fi)
Ticket (20 e, including drinks)
> link (also you can researve tickets here)
Helsinki Design Week /
Pecha Kucha Night :Helsinki
Pecha Kucha Night : Global
Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma 880, Lomas de Santa Fe, México, C.P. 01219, Distrito Federal.
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|About 160 selected works created by participants during the ceramic workshop in Oaxaca has been in the exhibition in Azompa and San Bartolo Coyotepec in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Date: 02. APR. 2008
Date: 18. May – 18. June. 2008
||Yuka Takahashi’s tableware design “MOON” set will be presented in the exhibition
“15 Horizons – New Japanese Design from Finland” in Kyoto and Tokyo, JAPAN!
Three weeks ceramic workshop at San Augustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico with local artisans, designers and ceramic artists.
|^ click to enlarge^ click to enlarge ^ click to enlarge||Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi held three weeks workshop in collaboration with designer and professor Kythzia Barrera.
Participants worked in teams mixed with local artisans and designers/ceramic artists.
|>click to enlarge||Pekka Harni was invited to speak at the ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION with Mexican graphic designers Diego Mier y Terán and Gabriel Martínez
Meaveorganized by The Franz Mayer Design Museum in the Mexco City.
The theme was “National identity and its relation to graphic identity:
its representation in Finish and in Mexican design”
Date and Time: Fri 01.03.2008 12:00-14:00
Location: Hidalgo 45. Centro Histórico 06300, México D.F.
Link : www.franzmayer.org.mx
|^ click to enlarge||Pekka Harni gave a lecture and held 5 days design workshop in the CENTRO university in Mexico City in collaboration with designer and professor Kythzia Barrera.
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|Pekka Harni’s textile design “SOLU” is presented in Marimekko Exhibition in the Franz Mayer Design Museum in Mexico City.
Date: FEB.6 – MAY.4. 2008
Location: Hidalgo 45. Centro Históico 06300, México D.F.
Link : www.franzmayer.org.mx
|^ click to enlarge||Pekka Harni’s paper craft art, using the local material of Yamaguchi, is presented in the Patina exhibition in Yamaguchi Japan. Welcome!
Invited designers from Finland:
Ritva Puotila, Hannu Kähönen, Tapani Aartomaa, Pekka Harni, Eeva Wornell, Gary Wornell, Sonny Nakai, Timo Ripatti
Designers from Japan:
Fumitaka Io, Shusuke Kaneuji, Yusuke Tsuji, Kazuaki Hirakawa, Kengo Mizouchi, Noriaki Yamashita, Akiko Nakatani
30.1. – 3.2.2008
Yamaguchi Shiminkaikan Exhibition Hall, Yamaguchi, JAPAN
Yamaguchi Prefectural University Io Research Studio, tel: +81 83-928-5491
= = The exhibition will continue to Osaka in coming spring. = =
|Pekka Harni’s recent works will be exhibited at the craft museum of Finland among the other works created by central-Finnish designers and craftsmen. Welcome! Tervetuloa!
10.1 – 2.3.2008 open: Thu – Sun 11.00 – 18.00
|Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi gave a presentation at Pecha Kucha Night
organized at Designpartners07 during Helsinki Design Week.
Thank everyone who came to see our presentation!
Pecha Kucha Night/ Helsinki:
Pecha Kuch Night : Global:
|5KULMAA matkaa Kuopioon. Arabian 5KULMAA-kokoelma suuntaa joulun alla kohti itää. Kokoelmaan voi tutustua Kuopion keskustassa sijaitsevan Carlsonin Arabia-osastolla 19.11. – 24.12.2007 järjestettävässä myyntinäyttelyssä.
ARABIA 5KULMAA website
Carlson Kuopio > http://www.carlson.fi/tavaratalot/kuopio/
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|Yuka Takahashi design “Moon” tableware set is now released as a part of “5KULMAA” limited edition from Arabia Finland.
The exhibition is held in the center of Helsinki, the place so called “5kulmaa”.
——————————————- Excerpt from Arabia Finland 5KULMAA catalogue:
The 5KULMAA limited edition collection designed by five young artists is being made. The clay material has been used by each of them to its fullest potential.
The 5KULMAA collection is the work of the following young designers:
MIKA NENONEN RAUHA
ARABIA Finland homepage: http://www.arabia.fi
|Pekka Harni’s expressive, graphic Solu* presents a pattern world of up-to-date science-art. It is in its nature a logical and mathematical surface, of stylishly neutral colours, mild khaki-white & white, classic black & white, or dark blue & whte.
Solu collection includes not only fabric but also kitchen products such as plywood tray, place mat, pot holder, oven mitten and aplon as well as cushion cover.
marimekko web site
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|As one of Professor. Othmar Barth’s students, Pekka Harni was invited to participate the exhibition presenting old study works and recent achievements. Quotation from press release in German http://www.uibk.ac.at/public-relations/presse/texte/2007/200705/pa70_2007.html Ausstellung: OTHMAR BARTH. Architekt und Lehrer Othmar Barth hat als Architekt und Professor in den 18 Jahren seiner Lehrtätigkeit an der Universität Innsbruck eine ganze Generation von jungen Studentinnen und Studenten maßgeblich geprägt. In Lehre und Forschung beschäftigte er sich ausführlich mit Lois Welzenbacher und trug maßgeblich zu dessen Wiederentdeckung bei. Die zweiteilige Ausstellung „OTHMAR BARTH. Architekt und Lehrer“ zeigt Studien von inzwischen international tätigen Barth-SchülerInnen sowie ausgewählte Architekturmodelle zu Bauten Lois Welzenbachers, die Othmar Barth und Friedrich Kurrent 1990 als Kuratoren der Ausstellung „Lois Welzenbacher 1889-1955. Architekturmodelle. Studienarbeiten der Universität Innsbruck und der TU München“ erarbeiteten. Weitere Informationen zur Ausstellung auf: http://184.108.40.206/index.php|
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|…more detail (in English, Finnish and Swedish)|
Article about Yuka Takahashi & Pekka Harni’s work and the way of living now on Finnish interior magazine “Kodin kuvalehti”
|December 30, 2006 Article about Yuka Takahashi & Pekka Harni’s work and the way of living now on Finnish interior magazine Kodin kuvalehti. Quotation from http://www.kodinkuvalehti.fi/ Vähän on paljon Yuka Takahashi ja Pekka Harni välttävät kaikin tavoin turhaa tavaraa, vaikka he suunnittelevat työkseen uusia esineitä. Pyrkimys olennaiseen näkyy kahden muotoilijan kodissa Helsingin Kruununhaassa.|
Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi will show their recent works at the designpartners 06 during Helsinki design week
||September 27-30, 2006 Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi will show their recent works at the designpartners 06 during Helsinki Design Week . Welcome! Cable Factory Tel. (09) 4763 8300 Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki Wed-Sat 27.-30.9. Open for public : from Thu to Fri 13.00 – 19.00, Sat 11.00 – 18.00 With an invitation : from Wed to Fri 19.00 – 23.00 Tickets 5 €
|September 21-30, 2006 Design Menu presented by restaurant SAFKA. Chef Timo Lepistö has created special menu using the NERO tableware and SOLU textile designed by Pekka Harni.
Design Menu is realized in collaboration with Arabia Finland , Marimekko and SAFKA restaurant.
Welcome to experience the Design Menu at restaurant SAFKA , Vironkatu 8, 00170 Helsinki. Tel 090 135 7278.
>link Menu http://www.safka.fi/arabia.htm
Restaurant safka http://www.safka.fi/
|Pekka Harni has been invited to present his work in the 3rd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary art, 20006 UNDISCIPLINED. Pekka Harni’s art wrok potbelly – ceramic pylon installation has been produced in collaboration with local ceramist from Albisola Superiore, Italy, supported by Attese Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art. The exhibition UNDISCIPLINED includes various art works by many significant artists and designers from Italy and other countries. Exhibition sites: City Art Gallery, Palazzo Gavotti, Savona “Manlio Trucco” Ceramic Museum, Albisola Superiore Villa Jorn, Albissola Marina Parfiri Art Space, Vado Ligure Outdoor installations: Piazza Chabrol, Savona “Eugenio Montale” seaside promenade, Albisola Superiore Artist’s promenade, Albissola Marina Via Aurelia (close to the City Art Gallery of Villa Groppallo no. 72), Vado Ligure Concept The 3rd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art developed as a network, a new form of intra/inter territorial aggregation, aimed at developing the social and cultural assets of the Ceramic District in the Province of Savona (Ligurian Riviera, Italy)… moredetail>link
|May 10 – 28, 2006 Yuka Takahashi has made a tableset display for Arabia Finland factory shop by using their own products, Pekka Harni’s textile and ABC dinnerware in combination with several other Arabia/Iittala products. This show is relating to the Masters of Arts exhibition events MoA2006 . 7 selected students from MoA2006 decolated 6 unique tables.
||Mar 17, 2006 – Jun 11, 2006 The Sámi Knife 7″ The touring exhibition is opened for the public at the Sámi Museum SIIDA in Inari in Finland on Friday, March 17, 2006.
Pekka Harni was invited as a lecturer as well as a participant of the workshop on the Sámi knife Leuku held in Outakoski, Utsjoki located in Lapland in August 2005. Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi created a new knife together during the Sámi Knife workshop along with other participants. The workshop was organized by Finnish interior designer Simo Heikkilä.
Further information> SIIDA: the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre.
|March, 2006 The essay Astia-Utsuwa Finnish and Japanese Dining experience by Yuka Takahashi is published in ptah (2005:2) . ptah is a periodical concentrating on the theory of architecture, design and art, and publishing academic essays and peer review articles by Alvar Aalto Academy.|
Koti- the home experience is introduced in the article “Suitable designs! Sustainable designs?” by Karola Sahi.
|Koti- the home experience is introduced in the article “Suitable designs! Sustainable designs?” by Karola Sahi.
(in Finnish and English).
ark FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW 6 . 2005
22- 25.09.2005 KOTI -The Home Experience / interior design project by Yuka Takahashi and Pekka Harni in Helsinki Finland.
||22- 25.09.2005 KOTI -The Home Experience / interior design project by Yuka Takahashi and Pekka Harni in Helsinki Finland.
KOTI – The home experience is one of the events in Helsinki Design Week 2005 . A few designers have been chosen to carry out projects to individualize city homes.
Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi have made an interior design through a concept of Modern Scandinavian style spiced with Japanese cultural influence. The goal was to create a wholeness in interior design by complete applied art work …> read more
21- 24.09.2005 Exhibition Astia-Utsuwa by Yuka Takahashi and design team at cable factory in Helsinki Finland.
||During Helsinki Design Week 2005 Yuka Takahashi has showed her diploma work from University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH in the Design Partners 05 event at cable factory in Helsinki. She organized cultural exchange design project with three Japanese and three Finnish students at UIAH. The teams of Finnish students and Japanese students created sets of artifacts relating to the dining environments of their reciprocal cultures. Yuka Takahashi created a set of artifacts as integrations of Japanese and Finnish cultures.
>> more info astia-utsuwa.info
|Pekka Harni has led the workshop Morphological transformations of local ceramic objects in the Master in Ceramic Design course at the Province of Savona (Ligurian Riviera) in Italy. It is coordinated by the F.Varaldo Professional Training Center in collaboration with attese biennale of ceramics in contemporary art Cultural Association and European Social Fund
>> more detail www.attese.it