|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 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 :
|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.
Katso myös Lehdistömateriaali
|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 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/
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
|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
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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!
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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
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|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
|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/
|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:
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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://22.214.171.124/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.
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