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Wild, weird, wonderful - Finnish design exhibition

Wild, weird, wonderful - Finnish design exhibition


Opening during Fuorisalone:

10.00 - 20.00

Wild, weird, wonderful - Finnish design exhibition presents the best of Finnish creativity with a conscious take on contemporary design. The presented works are represented by both individual designers, and design studios. The exhibition consists of furniture, lighting objects, and interior objects - and includes both one-off pieces and projects developed for prominent brands.


Design Office Antti Kotilainen

Design Office Antti Kotilainen was founded 1997 in Helsinki. Specializing in furniture design his studio also provides product design as well as complete visual concepts ranging from graphic to spatial design.

Graphic concrete

Graphic Concrete Ltd manufactures and sells an innovative product known as graphic concrete. It enables durable patterns and images to be produced on prefabricated concrete surfaces such as facades, walls and pavement slabs. Graphic concrete is a patented technology invented by interior architect Samuli Naamanka. The inspiration was to create a real industrial product for large-scale surfaces, a tool with which architects could be more visually creative.


The furniture, interior decoration and design event Habitare is the largest single event during Helsinki Design Week and the biggest furniture and design fair in Finland. It has been organised since 1970. Habitare offers experiences, ideas, and information about Finnish design, interior decoration, and about the functioning and look of homes and other spaces. The theme of the 2016 fair will be Open the Doors!


Innolux is a Finnish lighting company founded in 1993 by Jukka Jokiniemi. Our high-quality lamps are manufactured in Finland, and many of our products are treasured design classics. Innolux is Finland’s leading bright light device and design lamp manufacturer. Our innovative and timeless lamps expertly selected for production represent the best in Scandinavian style, quality, and functionality.

Jesse Pietilä

Jesse Pietilä is a Helsinki based interior architect and designer working on spatial and furniture design.

Jouni Leino

The interior architect SIO Jouni Leino founded his studio in 1992 and has since developed projects mostly for public spaces and offices. His vast interior and furniture design portfolio includes clients in both private and public sectore in Finland and internationally. Jouni has been working with Finnish furniture manufacturers Inno, Avarte and Vivero. He also worked as professor and lecturer for West-Finland Design Center MUOVA, Helsinki University of Art and Design and Dublin Institute of Technology.


Inspired by the northern nature, the revolutionary Lapponia Jewelry products have brought joy to the world already for over 50 years. Based on distinctive form language, the best materials, careful handcraft and limited series - each Lapponia product is an entity of its own, Scandinavian design finalized to perfection.

Mari Isopahkala

Mari Isopahkala is a Finnish, award-winning, product designer: Muoto Award 2011, Nova Nordic Designer 2012, Young Designer of the year Finland 2013. Recently, she has been working with lights and glass but her internationally best known works are the jewelry collections for Lapponia Jewelry as well as the cutlery series for Marimekko. Mari’s works have been exhibited extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States. She lives and works in Helsinki.

Mika Ihanus

Mika Ihanus is an industrial designer and founder of Studio Helsinki Ltd. He also teaches at the Aalto Univeristy and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Mikko Laakkonen

Studio Mikko Laakkonen, founded in 2004, offers product design services, with the main focus on everyday items. He has been awarded the number of international and national prizes, including: Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award (2015) Muuuz International Awards 2014, Finnish Designer Awards ’14: Furniture Designer Of The Year, Reddot: best of the best design award (2013) Reddot design award (2012), Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award (2010) and the Young Designer of the Year prize (2009).


Mottowasabi is a Helsinki-based creative office. We design concepts, interiors, services, furniture & graphics. Mottowasabi cooperates with several clients in Finland and abroad


Nude is glassware under the architectural lens. Nude is the one and only contemporary, realistic and fresh glass manufacturer born these days. Nude aims at improving our living spaces by experimenting in all senses through form, through function, through material. Nude aims outstanding solutions for people who want a life less ordinary, more sensuous and pleasurable in every habitable space.

Samuli Naamanka

Interior architect Samuli Naamanka is known as a versatile designer whose work combines carefully considered vocabulary of form with creative technical innovation. As well as product design and interior design, Naamanka specialises in environmental design. Amongst other things, he has carried out groundbreaking work in the development of concrete products. The results of this have given rise, for example, to patent inventions for a graphic concrete patterning technology and for colouring concrete in several different colours.

Studio Sebastian Jansson

STUDIO SEBASTIAN JANSSON collaborates with ambitious brands, cultivates substantial product design of everyday objects, and merges design processes with holistic brand building.

Maroncelli 12 Gallery
Via Maroncelli, 12

17:00 > 22:00 11th April at 17 - 22! Opening cocktail Wild, weird, wonderful Finnish design exhibition
10:30 > 11:30 Press event
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