6th international EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Fair 2014

  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!

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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

ECODESIGN EXHIBITION

Place: MESSUKESKUS HELSINKI, EXPO AND CONVENTION CENTRE

Time: 10–14 SEPTEMBER 2014

More info at… http://www.ecodesign.fi/

The exhibition catalogue at…

http://issuu.com/messukeskus/docs/ecodesign_web-esite_2014#

EcoDesign Exhibition at La Triennale di Milano

 Yuka Takahashi presents her Triwood Lamp in the EcoDesign exhibition in La Triennale during Milan Design week 8-13 April 2014.
Welcome!

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
Curva A1 Viale Alemagna 6, 20121

MilanoTriennale Design Week Facebook site: http://on.fb.me/1q9MfOS

EcoDesign: www.ecodesign.fi

Pecha Kucha Night at Tallinn Design Night Festival

PechaKucha Night

Pekka Harni at Pechakucha Tallinn 2013

Yuka Takahashi at Pechakucha Tallinn 2013

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
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Time: 28. september at 20-22
Venue: Design Night tent, Tartu mnt 1
Entrance: 3 euros
Website: http://pechakuchatallinn.ee/blog/

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.

http://www.disainioo.ee/en/content/mehhikokunst.html

ENDURING BEAUTY Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia

  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.

For more detailed exhibition concept, please see enduring-beauty.infoCONCEPT” page.

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.

This exhibition is organized by Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi, Harni-Takahashi Ltd. in collaboration with Laila Alanen Design Forum Finland.

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Exhibition: ENDURING BEAUTY – Sustainable Design from Finland

At: Rotermann quarter, Rotermann 4, Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Design Night Festival, DisainiööDESIGN ELEVATOR section.

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) :

http://www.designforum.fi/viestinta/lehdistotiedotteet/kestava_kauneus_tallinna

Contact:

Harni- Takahashi Ltd.

info@harni-takahashi.com

+358 40 777 4528

5th international EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Fair 2013

Pekka Harni participates the 5th international EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Fair 2013.Pekka Harni presents a new simple lightweight chair with a backrest.Pre-stressed wooden structure 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 chair is made out of all wood, no metal parts.

The fifth international EcoDesign special exhibition will be held this autumn in conjunction with the Habitare fair at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, from 18 to 22 September 2013.The Japanese industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita has been invited to be the exhibition’s curator and chair of the jury.

This year, as last year, the theme of the exhibition will be wood as a material. The designers’ brief is to create and present wooden pieces of furniture and interior design articles, or new, insightful and necessary commercial wood-based solutions. The entries must be made from 80% wood and 20% some other environmentally friendly material

Welcome!

More info at…

http://www.ecodesign.fi/

http://web.finnexpo.fi/

Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi exhibition at HAZ gallery, Ashiya, Japan



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.
WELCOME!
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PEKKA HARNI & YUKA TAKAHASHI – DESIGN FROM FINLAND

2013.1.15(tue)-1.27(sun), 11:00-18:00
※Opening reception:1.14(mon), 16.00-18.00
CLOSED 1.21(mon)HAZ Gallery 2F.

Location:
Higashi Ashiya cho 3-7, Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan
www.haz-ashiya.com
TEL: 0797-38-8411

Supported by:
THE FINNISH INSTITUTE IN JAPAN
The National Council for Design
Case Inc.

Assisted by:
ARABIA, Finland
HJJC co.,ltd.

Contact:
Harni-Takahashi Ltd.
email: yuka@harni-takahashi.com
www.harni-takahashi.com
T. +358 40 732 1955

Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition reported in Ottagono

 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

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Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition goes to Design Forum Finland

exhibition at Spazio Punch in Venice, 2012

 

Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Venice held at Spazio Punch now goes to Design Forum Finland in Helsinki! Welcome!

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Sustainable Design from Finland
5.1.2013 – 2.2.2013
Design Forum Finland, Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki

Open:
Mon–Fri 11–19, Sat 11–18. Exhibition info tel: (09) 6220 8132
Free entrance

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.

more info:

Harni-Takahashi Ltd., info@harni-takahashi.com

Design Forum Finalnd http://www.designforum.fi/exhibitions

PRESS RELEASE (in Finnish):

http://www.designforum.fi/tiedote?tiedote=31055191

 

Pekka Harni’s Object Categories presented in HOME exhibition at Designmuseo

  Pekka Harni’s Object Categories are presented in THE HOME -A Space and a State of mind exhibition at Designmuseo. Welcome!

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KOTI – THE HOME
A Space and a State of mind //

12 October 2012 – 13 January 2013 @ Design Museum

The Home – A Space and State of Mind is a multifaceted exhibition and the high point of Design Museum autumn season during World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. It addresses the relationship of modern-day people with the home from different perspectives, both conceptually and with concrete examples, and the various manifestations and meanings that this familiar environment can have. The exhibition also considers the evolution of the home in retrospect, from the present day back to the 19th century. Produced by Design Museum, the exhibition is curated by the museum’s Chief Curator Suvi Saloniemi and the exhibition architecture is by Harri Kivilinna. The visual design is by graphic designer Laura Väinölä.

The Home – A Place and a State of Mind features objects, works and projects by, among others, Alex Delany, From:, Habbo Hotel. Pekka Harni, Kaarle Hurtig, Kaksi Två, Jeremy Leslie, Elodie Pong, Panu Puolakka, Bita Razavi, Sanna Saastamoinen-Barrois, Nene Tsuboi & Tuomas Toivonen, Emilia Ukkonen, Juha van Ingen and Timo Wright. The exhibition includes a large series of events produced by Design Museum.

more info:

http://www.designmuseum.fi/en/nayttely/the-home-a-space-and-a-state-of-mind/

Design Museum

Korkeavuorenkatu 23
00130 Helsinki
Tel. +358 (09) 622 0540
Fax. +358 (09) 622 05455
info(at)designmuseum.fi

 

Alla Luce Del Nord Sustainable Design from Finland conference at University IUAV, Venice

 Sustainable Design From Finland_Venice2012_Conference_Poster 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!

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Place:

Università IUAV di Venezia
Ex Convento delle Terese
aula C ore 14
Dorsoduro 2206 30123 Venezia

Time:
21.10.2012. 14.00 – 18.00

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/

http://he-ve.blogspot.it/

http://disegnoindustriale.unirsm.sm/

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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

Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Venice

Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition in Venice 7-20.Oct.2012, curated by Pekka

Harni and Yuka Takahashi.Welcome!

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Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition is organised in Venice, Italy as a part of Alla Luce del Nord cultural collaboration event which collects together a group of Finnish opinion leaders, artists, dancers, musicians and architects. The event is during the Venice Architecture biennale and goes under the theme “Common ground”.The “Sustainable Design from Finland” is curated by Architect and Designer Professor Pekka Harni, and Industrial Designer Yuka Takahashi. Harni-Takahashi Ltd. is also responsible for the architectural design of the exhibition. Design Manager MA Ilona Törmikoski and Hahmo Design Ltd. are responsible visual identity of the Events.This exhibition is an event in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012program. The 45 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.

We are proudly presenting:
Aalto & Aalto, Linda Berghroth, Sirpa Fourastié & Susan Elo, Johanna Gullichsen, Hahmo, Henri Halla-aho, Pekka Harni, Simo Heikkilä, Sanelma Hihnala, Jouko Järvisalo, Inka Kivalo, Seppo Koho, Harri Koskinen, Antti Kotilainen, Hannu Kähönen, Kristiina Lassus, Stefan Lindfors, Samuli Naamanka, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Anniina Nurmi, Mikko Paakkanen, Pelago, Peruste, Ritva Puotila, Tuula Pöyhönen, Heikki Ruoho, Jukka Setälä, Ilkka Suppanen, Janna Syvänoja, Yuka Takahashi, Petri Vainio and Yrjö Wiherheimo.

Curators’ words:

This exhibition shows works, created by Finnish designers, presenting how sustainable design can be approached in many different ways.

Italian Nobel Prize writer Dario Fo has made a note in his writing about our modern society and the lack of organic way of life in it: There are too few people in our society, who can have a full understanding of the big scale processes, capabile to overview and controll the holistic approach, like a farmer, who is designing his tools, seeding… and harvesting and making bread from his own grain and enjoying the final result of his whole year-long work.

And finally, a farmer’s profession is very similar to a designer’s, and in the best case, it is an organic and sustainable process, lifting up the real quality of our life.

Even a humble man can figure out what is essential in this world. Much too often, we have forgotten what are the the most important things around us. Sustainable design, must be simple, real, essential, beautiful and joyful.

CURATORS

Yuka Takahashi

Pekka Harni

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Exhibition: Sustainable Design from Finland

At: Spazio Punch, Giudecca 800/o, 30133 Venice, Italy

During: 7–20 October 2012

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/148398821970984/

Contact:

Harni- Takahashi Ltd.

info@harni-takahashi.com

EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Design Fair 2012

 

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi participate the international EcoDesign Special Exhibition 2012 at Habitare the biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair in Finland.

Pekka presents “Multimodulis” furniture system made of wooden beam elements which can be used to construct all the products belonging in the series. Yuka shows “Jalkalamppu” floor lamp made of very light wooden construction together with rotten fabric and LEDs.

EcoDesign Special Exhibition is set to present unique and ecological products made of wood. The EcoDesign products has to be made of at least 80 percent certified wood, and 20 percent of some other designer´s self chosen ecological material. Renowned Finnish designer Kristiina Lassushas been invited to be the curator of the exhibition. This year is special for EcoDesign as Helsinki is the World Design Capital 2012 and Habitare Fair is part of the official program.

Welcome!

http://www.ecodesign.fi/

http://web.finnexpo.fi/

TOUCH WOOD! Works by the Wood Studio at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery in Jyväskylä

  Yuka Takahashi‘s experimental study work “NEST” wooden bowl is presented in TOUCH WOOD! exhibition in Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The bold and open-minded experimental wood designs of the Wood Studio will occupy the gallery of the Alvar Aalto Museum from 12 August onwards. The Wood Studio is a course run by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, in which students explore all opportunities in experimenting with the many aspects of Finnish wood.The exhibition to open in the gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum will offer a selection of the Wood Studio projects from the time of its establishment to the present. During its 12 years of operation, the Wood Studio collections have amassed a sizable number of experimental wood designs: objects, light fittings, furniture, and elements for interiors. This exciting and pioneering exhibition will allow visitors to take a peek into these archives.

Welcome!

Time and Place12.8.-14.10.2012

Alvar Aalto Museum / Gallery

Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä

open Tue-Sun 11-18

More information:

Alvar Aalto Museum

PEKKA HARNI & YUKA TAKAHASHI – DESIGN FROM FINLAND in TOKYO

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi exhibition held at Designmuseo last autumn goes to Tokyo.
Welcome!


title:
PEKKA HARNI & YUKA TAKAHASHI – DESIGN FROM FINLAND

opening time:
2012.3.10(sat)-3.31(sat),11:00-18:00
※OPENING PARTY:3.9(fri),18:30-21:30

place:
OYAMACHO 18-23  (+case gallery)
Court Annex Oyamacho 1st floor,
18-23 Oyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
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151-0065 Tokio, Japan
tel:+81 (0)3-5452-3171
email:mail(at)casedepon.com

Presented by: Case Inc.

Sponsored by:
THE FINNISH INSTITUTE IN JAPAN
ARABIA FINLAND

Further information:
Case inc.
Mr.Yukawa / Mr.Sakamoto
Tel: 03-5452-3171
Fax: 03-5452-3173
Email:mail(at)casedepon.com

or info@harni-takahashi.com

muotoilijat ’11 – Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to Rovaniemi, Finland

Finnish Designer Awards 2011 muotoilijat ’11 – Finnish Desginer Awards exhibitiongoes to Rovaniemi, Finland19.11.-14.2.2011The exhibition includes Pekka Harni, the industrial designer of the year 2011.Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi ltd.Welcome!

Taidelainaamo Napa, Kauppakeskus Revontuli
Koskikatu 27 Rovaniemi

19.11.-14.12.2011
ma- pe klo 12-18, la 12-16

press release ( in Finnish ) :

http://www.finnishdesigners.fi/data/editorial_materials/2011/Rovaniemi_Muotoilijat11.pdf

 

further information:

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Petra Ilonen, Producer, Secretariat / Design, petra.ilonen(at)ornamo.fi
tel +358 9 687 77 422, +358 46 8782 572

www.ornamo.fi

More about mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards, please see the previous post at :

http://www.harni-takahashi.com/news/en/588

LOVE CHAIR COLLECTION with HIRAMEKI Design × Finland

Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi participates LOVE CHAIR COLLECTION with HIRAMEKI Design × Finland exhibition taken place during Isetan design week at the Isetan Shinjuku department store in Tokyo, Japan.The LOVE CHAIR COLLECTION with HIRAMEKI Design × Finlandconsists of one hundred customized AND chairs, manufactured by the Finnish furniture company Arvo Piiroinen Oy. 24 Finnish designers, together with Japanese designers, created special graphics and patterns according to the theme “Love Communication”. These are unique chairs at special prices.26.10 – 08.11.2011

10:00–20:00
ISETAN LIVING (Isetan Shinjuku 5th Floor)

 

Finska formgivare ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to Sweden

Finnish Designer Awards 2011 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

Mån-fre 9-17
Besök: Snickarbacken 2-4 (vid Birger Jarlsgatan 35)
Post: Box 1355, S-111 83 STOCKHOLM
Tel: 08-545 212 00
Fax: 08-545 212 10
E-post: info@finlandsinstitutet.se
Hemsida: www.finlandsinstitutet.se

further information:

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Petra Ilonen, Producer, Secretariat / Design, petra.ilonen(at)ornamo.fi
tel +358 9 687 77 422, +358 46 8782 572

www.ornamo.fi

More about mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards, please see the former post at :

http://www.harni-takahashi.com/news/en/588

EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Design Fair 2011

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi will participate the EcoDesign Special Exhibition 2011 at Habitare the biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair in Finland.

Pekka will present “PIKKU PUUJAKKARA” – wooden stool as a new ecological product solution and Yuka will show “Y+” (ypsilon plus) coat stand as an experimental prototype from her multifunctional furniture concept.

The 3rd international EcoDesign Special Exhibition, MultiFunction as the theme, will be held in conjunction with Habitare Fair at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on 14-18th September 2011. The exhibition is set to present ecological and MultiFunctional products.

German Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic has been invited as Guest of Honour. Advertising Agency Valo and Konstantin Grcic will invite top-class international designers and young talents from Finland and abroad to take part in the EcoDesign Special Exhibition. The EcoDesign exhibition will feature approximately 80 ecological and multifunctional products.

Welcome!

http://www.ecodesign.fi/

http://web.finnexpo.fi/

Pekka Harni on Yle Radio

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).

http://yle.fi/radio1/kulttuuri/kultakuume/suomi-muotoilun_omatunto_-_pekka_harni_31546.html

Johtoajatuksena ekologisuus

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.

Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi have a joint exhibition of their works including design products such as tableware, furniture, textiles as well as art pieces, experimental lighting installation, interior and architectural projects.
Welcome!

Exhibition

27.08 – 23.10.2011

Opening hours

27-31.8
Mon-Sun 11-18

1.9-23.10
Tuesday 11-20, Wednesday – Sunday 11-18, Mondays closed

DESIGNMUSEO – galleria
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
Tel. (09) 622 0540

www.designmuseum.fi

Press release
English : Harni_Takahashi_Gallery_8_11.pdf
Finnish : Harni_Takahashi_26_8_tiedote.pdf
Swedish : Harni_Takahashi_pressmeddelande8_11

Pekka Harni – an artist professor

The National Council for Design has granted Pekka Harni an artist professorship and a 10-year artist grant beginning in 2012.

 

The Arts Council of Finland
http://www.taiteenkeskustoimikunta.fi/

muotoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to Norway!

Finnish Designer Awards 2011 muotoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards exhibition goes to NorwayFinnish-Norweigian cultural institute, Oslo, Norway18.8.–18.9.2011Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi ltd.

Welcome!

FINSK-NORSK KULTURINSTITUTT
Kristian Augusts gate 5
0164, Oslo

Tlf: (+47) 22 47 76 80
Fax: (+47) 22 47 76 81

E-post:
info (at) finno.no
www.finno.no
www.finno.no

ti – fre: 11 – 18,
lø: 12 – 16,
sø – ma: stengt.

further information:

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Petra Ilonen, Producer, Secretariat / Design, petra.ilonen(at)ornamo.fi
tel +358 9 687 77 422, +358 46 8782 572

www.ornamo.fi

More about mutoilijat ’11 Finnish Desginer Awards, please see the previous article at :

http://www.harni-takahashi.com/news/en/588

Pekka Harni has received Finnish Industrial Designer of the Year 2011 award!

Finnish Designer Awards 2011

Finnish Designers of the year '11 Group Photo

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

www.harni-takahashi.com

“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
www.finnishdesigners.fi/JasmiineJulinAro

Interior Architect of the Year Vertti Kivi
www.dsign.fi

Artist of the Year Janna Syvänoja
www.finnishdesigners.fi/JannaSyvanoja

Textile Artist of the Year Heli Tuori-Luutonen
www.helituoriluutonen.com

Grafia’s award winner 2011:

Graphic Designer of the Year Agent Pekka
www.pekkafinland.fi

Muotoilijat ’11 – Finnish Designer Awards ’11 exhibition
14th january– 13th February 2011
Design Forum Finland
Erottajankatu 7 Helsinki Finland
www.designforum.fi

touring exhibition:
Finnish-Norweigian cultural institute, Oslo, Norway 18.8.–18.9.2011
Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden 6.10.–3.11.2011

Exhibition design by Harni-Takahashi.

Welcome!

further information:

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Petra Ilonen, Producer, Secretariat / Design, petra.ilonen(at)ornamo.fi
tel +358 9 687 77 422, +358 46 8782 572

www.ornamo.fi

Pekka Harni’s radio interview at yle radio. ( only in Finnsh)
Listen here:
http://areena.yle.fi/audio/1609498
Kultakuume: Vuoden muotoilijahuiput ( kesto 06.33 min. )

prototyp köln exhibition

prototyp köln Pekka Harni participates Prototyp Köln exhibition.

Welcome!

Prototyp Köln
26.11.–5.12. Iso Roba 4–6
auki arkisin 12–20, la 10 –18, su 12 –18.
Prototyp Köln on nuorten muotoilijoiden ja parin konkarin suunnittelemien prototyyppien myyntinäyttely. Se avaa näkemyksiä ja ajatuksia tulevasta muotoilusta. Esillä on uniikkeja valaisimia, tuoleja, pöytiä ja paljon muuta.
Lisätietoja osoitteesta

http://prototyp.koln.fi/

prototypätkoln.fi ja Facebookissa.

Katso myös Lehdistömateriaali

Pekka Harni’s new book “OBJECT CATEGORIES” will be released in Helsinki Book Fair.

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object categories backside

Pekka Harni’s new book “OBJECT CATEGORIES” published by Aalto University School of Art and Design will be released in Helsinki Book Fare.

Welcome!

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

Link: http://web.finnexpo.fi/Sites1/HelsinginKirjamessut/

PechaKucha Night at Hirameki in Tokyo

PechaKucha Night 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.

Speakers:

Finnair
Magi&co.
Mottowasabi
Finn-Savotta
Hannu Kähönen
Windside
Jalo Helsinki
Pekka Harni
Yuka Takahashi
Saana ja Olli

Welcome!

Date and Time: 02.11.2010, starting from 17:00

Location: Living Design Cener Ozone (Atrium 1F)
Shinjuku Park Tower, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Presentation language: English
Registration at the information desk of HIRAMEKI at the Living Design Center Ozone.

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.

Harni-Takahashi at Architect Cafe Aoyama in Tokyo

architect cafe 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.

Welcome!

Time: 1.Nov. 2010 15:30-17:30

Participation fee: Lecture 1500 jpy + tea 500 jpy

Registration : info@tradewing.jp

more detail : www.harni-takahashi.com/tokyo-cafe2010/

HIRAEKI DESIGN x FINLAND in Tokyo Designers Week 2010

HIRAMEKI Design x Finland Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi(Harni-Takahashi) exhibit their works at HIRAEKI DESIGN x FINLAND exhibition at the Living Design Center Ozone in Tokyo in Tokyo Designers Week 2010.

HIRAMEKI Design × Finland exhibition presents a representative group of today’s brightest designer names along with companies utilising design in a key way, curated by designers Harri Koskinen and Ilkka Suppanen.

HIRAMEKI is a moment of epiphany, a spark, inspiration. A broad overview of Finnish design offers a new perspective and an opportunity to exchange views and design together.

Hirameki Design x Finland is produced by Design Forum Finland in collaboration with the Living Design Center OZONE and Finnish Institute in Japan.

Opening Time: October 29 – November 7, 2010 10:30-19:00

Place: Living Design Center OZONE

Address: Shinjuku Park Tower, Nishi-Shinjuku 3-7-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Free entrance

Welcome!

Link >

http://www.hiramekidesign.com/

Suomi-Meksiko 2010 Exhibition

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi shows the presentation of their ceramic workshop  at Suomi-Meksiko (FInland -Mexico)2010 Exhibition. The workshop was carried out in collaboration with Kyhtzia Barrera in Oaxaca province in Mexico in 2008 together with Oaxaca’s local ceramic artisans and Mexician designer/ceramic artists.

National Archives of Finland and the Embassy of Mexico present Suomi-Meksiko exhibition 2010. The exhibition captures the image of Finland and Mexico, the links between the late 1800s to the present day. The exhibition shows how Mexico has been affected to Finnish art, design, pop culture, sports and business life.

About 20 Finnish artists who have visited to Oaxaca residence are also showing their art works.

Exhibition is held for Mexican Independence 200-year anniversary and the Mexican Revolution, 100-years anniversary.

Place:  the National Archives / Kansallisarkisto
the main building lobby and exhibition hall (Rauhankatu 17)

Opening time: September 17 to December 23, 2010 Tuesday to Friday 11-17.

The exhibition is free entrance. Welcome!
Guided tours and groups by appointment,  tel: (09) 228 521

for more information

http://www.arkisto.fi/fi/news/417/55/Suomi-Meksiko-2010-Kansallisarkisto/

Christina Forssell, the National Archives
(09) 228 52 312 050 324 5872
E-mail: firstname.lastname @ narc.fi

EcoDesign Special Exhibition at Habitare Design Fair 2011

Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi will participate the EcoDesign Special Exhibition 2011 at Habitare the biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair in Finland.

Pekka will present “PIKKU PUUJAKKARA” – wooden stool as a new ecological product solution and Yuka will show “Y+” (ypsilon plus) coat stand as an experimental prototype from her multifunctional furniture concept.

The 3rd international EcoDesign Special Exhibition, MultiFunction as the theme, will be held in conjunction with Habitare Fair at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on 14-18th September 2011. The exhibition is set to present ecological and MultiFunctional products.

German Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic has been invited as Guest of Honour. Advertising Agency Valo and Konstantin Grcic will invite top-class international designers and young talents from Finland and abroad to take part in the EcoDesign Special Exhibition. The EcoDesign exhibition will feature approximately 80 ecological and multifunctional products.

Welcome!

http://www.ecodesign.fi/

http://web.finnexpo.fi/

The article “Muotoilussa on otettava huomioon ympäristö” written for the Helsigin Sanomat

Pekka Harni contributed an critical article about Finnish design for the leading and serial running “jokapaikan design” for the Finnish news paper Helsingin Sanomat.
The article is also available online (Finnish Only).

Muotoilussa on otettava huomioon ympäristö (21.08.2010)

http://www.hs.fi/paakirjoitus/artikkeli/

THE BEST OF FINNISH WOOD – PARASTA PUUSTA Exhibition

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
June 10 – December 5, 2010
http://www.craftmuseum.fi/english/exhibitions/10_the_best_of_wood.htm

and at Lusto The Finnish Forest Museum
February 1 – August 31, 2011.
http://www.lusto.fi/english.html

Welcome !

STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design in New York

straightforward logo

Straightforward poster

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.

WELCOME!!

TIME:

15-17 MAY. 2010

ADDRESS:

Chelsea Market
410 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

View Larger Map

DESIGNERS AND PROJECTS:

AlessiAnne Kyyrö QuinnAnu PenttinenAri KanervaElizabeth SalonenHarri KoskinenIlkka SuppanenJalo HelsinkiJKMM ArchitectsJonas HakaniemiJukka KorpiheteKlaus AaltoKristiina LassusMarita HuurinainenMarko NenonenMikael SilvantoPASPASPekka HarniPentagon DesignPyry TamminenRenata JakowleffTapio AnttilaTeija LosoiTiina RipattiTimo NiskanenToni KauppilaTuula PöyhönenYuka Takahashi /

More details:

http://www.straightforward-design.net/

http://www.meatpacking-district.com/events

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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.

4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase”

planet b by pekka harni

planet B by Pekka Harni

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.
Welcome!

Details:

4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Changing the world with a flower vase
Travelling Exhibition

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
Simone Berti, Alessandro Biamonti, Andrea Branzi, Linde Burkhardt, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Lorenzo Damiani, Paolo Deganello, Florence Doléac, Marco Ferreri, Alberto Garutti, Alexis Georgacopoulos, Martì Guixé, Pekka Harni, Corrado Levi, Hugo Meert, Alessandro Mendini, Donata Paruccini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Adrien Rovero, Denis Santachiara, Paolo Ulian, Vedovamazzei, Alberto Viola, Luca Vitone

General and Artistic Management
Roberto Costantino

Art and Design Consultants

Alessandro Biamonti, François Burkhardt, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Beppe Finessi, Chantal Prod’Hom

Exhibition Layout
Rent an Idea

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.
The Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art was founded in the area of Alibsola with the aim of creating a future for artistic craftsmanship, incorporating and combining the intangible assets of design, contemporary art and digital craftsmanship with the material qualities of the earth.
To achieve this the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art promoted an edifying production network devoted to design and prototyping ceramic works, a project supported by artists and designers from the international cultural scene, ceramic craftsmen and hi-tech enterprises, critics and historians of design and contemporary art, in addition to local agencies, cultural institutions and European museums.

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
E-mail: iicmadrid@esteri.it

Travelling Exhibition

4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase”

Press Conference
Thursday, 21 January, 12 noon Exhibition Vernissage
21 January 2010, 8 p.m.

Exhibition period
22 January – 22 March 2010Exhibition hours
Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Produced by
Attese Edizioni, Savona

Promoted by

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
Media Partner
Experimenta, Madrid

Catalogue
Corraini Edizioni. Texts by: Alessandro Biamonti, Andrea Branzi, François Burkhardt, Roberto Costantino, Giuseppe Di Lella, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Beppe Finessi, Corrado Levi, Francesca Pasini, Luciano Pasquale, Chantal Prod’Hom

Technical Sponsor
UCIC – Unione Colori Industrie Chimiche, Asti; DSA–Faculty of Architecture, Genoa; Technimold Service, Genoa

Partners
Fondazione De Mari-Cassa di Risparmio di Savona, Unione Industriali della Provincia di Savona, Cassa di Risparmio di Savona, Liguria Region, Province of Savona, City of Albisola Superiore, City of Albissola Marina, A.S.P. Opere Sociali di N. S. di Misericordia

Press information and request for materials
Attese Edizioni, Via Barbiani 25/7 – 17100 Savona – Italy
e-mail: attese.edizioni@gmail.com tel. +39 3356957199

EcoDesign at Design Forum Finland

design_forum_finland 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.
Welcome!

Opening hours:
17.12.2009-10.1.2010
MON–FRI 10–19
SAT 10–18
SUN 12–17

FREE ENTRANCE

DESIGN FORUM FINLAND
Erottajankatu 7
FI–00130 HELSINKI FINLAND
TEL +358 9 6220 810
INFO@DESIGNFORUM.FI

Find out more at

Design Forum Finland >www.designforum.fi
EcoDesign09 >www.ecodesign.fi

HELSINKI-MADRID FINDESIGN/ tikas & lankku

finlandmes 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.

Welcome!

Matadero Madrid
Centro de Creación Contemporánea
Paseo de la Chopera 14
Madrid 28045
Spain

www.mataderomadrid.com

www.diseno.fi

Pekka Harni is invited to participate EcoDesign 09 in Habitare Fair

ecodesign logo 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.

Welcome!
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Habitare is the biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair in Finland.

Opening hours:
Thu–Fri 10–11 September from 1pm to 7pm,
Sat–Sun 12–13 September from 10am to 6pm

Opening hours for industry professionals:
Wed 9 September from 9am to 7pm,
Thu–Fri 10–11 September from 9am to 1pm

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.

JustAdd 04-2008

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

Harni-Takahashi in the BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN 2008 SAINT-ÉTIENNE in France

Biennale internationale design 2008 Saint-Étienne

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.

Welcome!

…Flight number 10… will open with an exhibition celebrating the 10 years of the existence of the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne.
Flight number 10 will show projects and works realised by designers to the development of societies, their uses and their everyday practices.

Date: 15 – 30 November. 2008

More Information:
http://biennalesaint-etienne.citedudesign.com/

Pekka Harni participates SUGOROKU project in the BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN 2008 SAINT-ÉTIENNE in France.

Biennale internationale design 2008 Saint-Étienne SUGOROKU

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

Welcome!

Date: 15 – 30 November. 2008

More Information:
http://biennalesaint-etienne.citedudesign.com/

Yuka Takahashi will speak at Pecha Kucha Night Helsinki 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)
Pekka Toivonen, Jonathan Mander, Jussi Puikkonen and Antti Routto (www.wearekasino.com)
Sophia Jansson-Zambra (www.moomin.fi)
Nene Tsuboi (www.nowoffice.org)
Olavi Lindén (www.fiskars.fi)
Lauri Nykopp (www.laurinykopp.com)
Yuka Takahashi (www.harni-takahashi.com)
Björn Weckström (www.bjornweckstrom.com)
Walter Thompson (www.wtosp.org)
Bjarke Ingels (www.big.dk)

Welcome!

Ticket (20 e, including drinks)
Date and Time: 02.10.2008, starting from 20:20
Location: Cable Factory

> link (also you can researve tickets here)

Helsinki Design Week /
http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/

Pecha Kucha Night :Helsinki
http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/helsinki/

Pecha Kucha Night : Global
Global: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/

Patina – Design of lasting value Exhibition goes to Kyoto, Japan!

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Pekka Harni’s paper craft art, using the local material of Yamaguchi, is presented in the Patina exhibition among Finnish and Japanese designers in Kyoto, Japan. Welcome!

Invited designers from Finland:
Ritva Puotila, Hannu Kähöen, Tapani Aartomaa, Pekka Harni, Eeva Wornell, Gary Wornell, Sonny Nakai, Timo Ripatti

from Japan:
Fumitaka Io, Shusuke Kaneuji, Yusuke Tsuji, Kazuaki Hirakawa, Kengo Mizouchi, Noriaki Yamashita, Akiko Nakatani

Date: 13. – 18.5.2008
Open: 11:-17:00
Location:
SHIN-PUH-KAN 3F : Transgenre
Bano cho 586-2, Karasuma Anekoji-sagaru,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto
Metro: Karasuma Oike
Tel: +81 75 213 6688

Contact: Kyoto Saga University
Tsuji research studio : Tel +81 75 864 7844

Lecture and Design workshop, at the University Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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Date: 29-30.APR.2008
Location:
Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma 880, Lomas de Santa Fe, México, C.P. 01219, Distrito Federal.

http://www.uia.mx/

Exhibitions at Azompa and San Bartolo Cotptepec in Oaxaca Mexico.

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San Bartoro exhibition

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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
Location: Santa Maria Azompa

Date: 18. May – 18. June. 2008
Location: MUSEO ESTATAL DE ARTE POPULAR OAXACA
Independencia s/n, Centro, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca.

http://www.oaxaca.gob.mx/cultura/meapo/

15 Horizons – New Japanese Design from Finland.

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!

KYOTO
Date: 25 – 30.MAR.2008
12:00 – 20:00 (last day 12:00 – 18:00)
Location: Gallery Maronie 5F
Shioyamachi, Shijyouagaru, Kawaramachi,
Nakakyouku, Kyoto 604-8027 Japan
maronie@kyoto.email.ne.jp
TEL 075-221-0117

TOKYO
Date: 3 – 8.APR.2008.
10:30 – 19:00
Location: LIVING DESIGN CENTER OZONE 6F
Living Design Gallery
6F at Shinjyuku Park tower
3-7-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-5322-6500

http://www.ozone.co.jp/

Three weeks ceramic workshop at San Augustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico with local artisans, designers and ceramic artists.

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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.

Date:
Wed-Sat 05-08. March.
Wed-Sat 12-15. March
Wed-Sat 19-22. March

Round table discussion at the Franz Mayer Design Museum.

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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

Lecture and Design workshop,at the University CENTRO diseño|cine|television in Mexico City.

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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.

Date:
Mon 18.02 – Wed 27.02.2008

Location:
Sierra Mojada 415, México, DF, Lomas de Chapultepec, 11000
Link :http://www.centro.org.mx/

Marimekko Exhibition in the Franz Mayer Design Museum in Mexico City.

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Pekka Harni’s textile design “SOLU” is presented in Marimekko Exhibition in the Franz Mayer Design Museum in Mexico City.
Welcome!
Date: FEB.6 – MAY.4. 2008
Location: Hidalgo 45. Centro Históico 06300, México D.F.
Link : www.franzmayer.org.mx

Patina – Design of lasting value Exhibition in Yamaguchi, Japan.

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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
Date:
30.1. – 3.2.2008
Location:
Yamaguchi Shiminkaikan Exhibition Hall, Yamaguchi, JAPAN
Contact:
Yamaguchi Prefectural University Io Research Studio, tel: +81 83-928-5491
= = The exhibition will continue to Osaka in coming spring. = =

KESKI-SUOMI MUOTOILEE ’08. – Central Finnish Designer’s Exhibition 08

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 atPecha Kucha Night Helsinki

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!

> link
Helsinki Design Week :

http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/

Pecha Kucha Night/ Helsinki:

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/helsinki/

Pecha Kuch Night : Global:
http://www.pecha-kucha.org/

Arabia 5KULMAA collection goes to Kuopio

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
http://www.arabia.fi/web/Arabiawww.nsf/en/design_and_gift_items_5kulmaa

Carlson Kuopio > http://www.carlson.fi/tavaratalot/kuopio/

5KULMAA limited edition ARABIA Finland

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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”.
The gallery is located in Tarkk’ampujankatu 18.
Opening hours : Thursdays – Fridays 12:00-19:00 & Saturdays 10:00-15:00
Products are also available in Iittala shop located in north side of esplanadi street Pohjoisesplanadi 25.

Welcome!

——————————————- 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.
They have looked into the possibilities and surprises it affords from their own unique perspectives and so continue Arabia’s long tradition of expertise in ceramic art.

The 5KULMAA collection is the work of the following young designers:

MIKA NENONEN RAUHA
HEINI RIITAHUHTA SALAISUUS
KIM SIMONSSON MALLI
YUKA TAKAHASHI MOON
TIINA TARVAINEN MUMMOLA
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> link
ARABIA 5KULMAA homepage:
http://www.arabia.fi/web/Arabiawww.nsf/en/design_and_gift_items_5kulmaa

ARABIA Finland homepage: http://www.arabia.fi

SOLU design Pekka Harni marimekko

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.

> link
www.harni-takahashi.com/design/solu.php

marimekko web site
www.marimekko.com

July 1, 2007 Barth – SchülerInnen 1975- 1993 exhibition in Innsbruck, Austria 01.06 – 27.07.2007

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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://138.232.142.39/index.php

Knife and Sabre Exhibition at Fiskars 4.2 – 29.4.2007

leuku by Yuka & Pekka

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…more detail (in English, Finnish and Swedish)

>link http://www.onoma.org/nayttelyt/puukko/puukkoen.htm

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 €

>link

http://www.helsinkidesignweek.fi/english/

Design Menu presented by restaurant SAFKA.


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/

September 1, 2006 NERO design Pekka Harni, new release from ARABIA finland!

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Pekka Harni’s new ceramic tableware set NERO is now newly produced by ARABIA Finland. NERO is a new and extended series from former ABC. Two different size of square plates and new colors for the small square cups are the brand new products. Available in shops from 1st of September, 2006
> link http://www.arabia.fi

July 8 – September 10, 2006 UNDISCIPLINED 3rd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, 2006

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
http://www.attese.it
http://www.attese.it/attese3/undisciplined.html

Master of Arts exhibition MoA2006

May 10 – 28, 2006 Yuka Takahashi participates Masters of Arts exhibition MoA2006 organaized by The University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. Yuka shows her part of Master degree diploma work Moon tableware and Step wooden table from Astia-Utsuwa project. 90 individuals from all of the University’s degree programmes has been selected to participate in this exhibition. Welcome!  Opening time: 10am-8pm The University of Art and Design Helsinki, Hämeentie 135C

>link http://www.mastersofarts.fi

http://astia-utsuwa.info

Arabia Factory Shop Display

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.

Welcome!
Opening time: 10am-8pm
Arabia factory shop Hämeentie 135, Helsinki

Finnish design 2006 exhibition

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May 04 – 05, 2006 Pekka Harni’s brand new plates and tableware Nero / ABC produced by Arabia / Iittala Oy Ab was selected to Finnish design 2006 exhibition in Interiore 2006 interior fair in Helsinki. The exhibition was organized by SPACES magazine.

>link

http://www.arabia.fi

http://www.spaces.fi/

Mar 17, 2006 – Jun 11, 2006 The Sámi Knife 7 The touring exhibition at the Sámi Museum SIIDA

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.
Press Release

>link
http://www.siida.fi/

The essay Astia-Utsuwa Finnish and Japanese Dining experience

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.

>link
http://www.alvaraalto.fi/ptah

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

> link
http://www.ark.fi

Spaces 5.2005

Article about Koti- the home experience and Astia-Utsuwa are published in scandinavian interiors and design magazine SPACES ( 5 . 2005 ) . ~Japanska former i Finland~ (in Swedish).

>link
http://www.spaces.fi

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

>link http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com/event.php?event=koti

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

14- 21.03.2005 Master in Ceramic Design Workshop in Italy

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