Young Finnish Designers designs on display in Ireland Design Week
Hidden treasures exhibition gathers prototypes and sketches of interior design products by emerging design talents from Finland to Ireland Design Week.
During the 60th anniversary of Finland´s and Irelands´ diplomatic companionship the efforts of youth towards the future of companionship is highlighted. Culture has always been an important part of cooperation between Finland and Ireland and the history of Kilkenny is a demonstration of it. The Embassy of Finland in Dublin and Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland are financially supporting the Finnish exhibition in Kilkenny. The exhibition is to be opened by State Secretary Johanna Sumuvuori and ambassador Raili Lahnalampi will participate in the event.
The aim of the exhibition is to showcase to a broader audience the works by emerging design talents from Finland which are not yet in production. Each piece is unique and most of them are handmade by the designers themselves. Hidden treasures exhibits prototypes and sketches of furniture, lighting, smaller interior design products and textiles by 29 young designers from design schools around Finland.
Pond -table lamp design by Netta Kandelin Image Anne Kinnunen
Hidden treasures is curated by Elisa Luoto and Heidi Maria Huovinen, two young designers from Finland and cofounders of Young Finnish Design. The exhibition offers a chance for emerging designers to showcase pieces which represent new Finnish design that have been forgotten in the depths of designers´ portfolios.
“Hidden treasures -exhibition is one way to push designers´ forward on their career. Exhibitions offer designers´ visibility in relevant media as well as a chance to build networks with companies and operators from the field of design. For a young designer these are extremely important things. A designer needs to persistently forward their career and therefore exhibitions play a major role in building a design career.” -Luoto says.
Luoto and Huovinen spend their working days forwarding emerging Finnish designers´ careers by offering design services to companies and scouting design projects for emerging design talents. Young Finnish Design cooperates with tens of companies in Finland and has already begun networking with companies abroad. Young Finnish Design offers design services to companies and the design work is always done by a young designer.
Hidden treasures - exhibition, National Design & Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland, 17.11.2022 - 28.1.2023. Curators : Heidi Maria Huovinen, MA Aalto University Elisa Luoto, MA Aalto University
Pieces in the exhibition by:
Aleksi Remsu, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti, Royal College of Art Kristoffer Heikkinen, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Tomi Laukkanen, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti, Royal College of Art Anna Korte, Turun AMK Netta Kandelin, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Eveliina Netti, Turun AMK Kaarina Tuppurainen, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Waltter Mahlberg, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Siri Huovila, Metropolia Maiju Räty, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Laura Väre, Aalto-yliopisto Anton Mikkonen, Aalto-yliopisto Josh Krute, Aalto-yliopisto Joona Karvonen, Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti Zsuzsanna Horvath, Aalto-yliopisto Sofia af Hällström, Aalto-yliopisto Tiia Taiminen, LAB University of Applied Sciences Mirva Malmgren, Aalto-yliopisto Jenni Pehkonen, Aalto-yliopisto Niina Aalto, Aalto-yliopisto Jenna Nelson, UC Davis, Lapin Yliopisto Nooa Hietaniemi, Royal Danish Academy, Ammattiopisto Tavastia Ronja Chydenius, Aalto-yliopisto Ruut Joensuu, Aalto-yliopisto Melissa Sammalvaara, Aalto-yliopisto Tomi Salo, Metropolia Anusuya Krishnaswamy, Aalto-yliopisto Bianca Byggmästar, Metropolia, Aalto-yliopisto Atso Kurri, Xamk
On the exhibition video:
Päivi Niemelä, Xamk Otto Rainio, Sydväst Matias Säkkinen, Lapin Yliopisto Piia Heikkilä, Savonia