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Jury & Design teams

All design teams, guests and the members of the jury. The jury in the front row, starting from the right with Linda Liukas (comp programmer & writer), Arni Aromaa (Creative Director), Kari Korkman (CEO Helsinki Design Week), Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko (CEO Marimekko) and Juho Kastemaa (HCI & VR specialist).

awards, competition, culture, design, event, Finland, IxD

#ar  #arni aromaa  #canon m5  #competition  #concept  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #hyvä myrsky  #juho kastemaa  #junction  #kari korkman  #linda liukas  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #patterns  #petja kärki  #rauno huttunen  #slush  #sona brabencova  #tiina alahuhta-kasko

Anna Brchisky

Anna Brchisky, representing the co-partner Junction, welcomes all design teams, the jury and other guests to the award ceremony. Junction is responsible for a number of inspiring hackathon events in Finland.

awards, competition, culture, design, Finland, IxD

#anna brchisky  #ar  #canon m5  #competition  #concept  #culture  #design  #designathon  #fashion  #finland  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #hyvä myrsky  #junction  #lifestyle  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #patterns  #slush

Dome of Visions Copenhagen

The first Dome of Visions by architects Benny Jepsen and Kristoffer Tejlgaard build next to the Royal Danish Library. This geodesic dome was built to promote new ideas in construction and urban thinking as well as a consideration for a sustainable society of the future. Dome of Visions was used as an event centre for cultural events and open meeting place for the public. The temporary building was put down at the end of 2015. Currently, new geodesic domes are constructed for a period of time in collaboration with NCC and introduced to citizens all over the Nordic countries e.g. Aarhus, Stockholm, Visby and Helsinki.

architecture, city, Denmark, design, scandinavia

#architecture  #benny jepsen  #boating  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #dome  #dome of visions  #event centre  #geodesic dome  #geometry  #kristoffer tejlgaard  #københavn  #ncc  #ncc construction denmark  #northern europe  #søren kierkegaards plads  #the royal danish library

Kinetic sculptures

Visiting Jessica MacMillan studio in the Artists' House. American multidisciplinary artist MacMillan creates sculptures and installations within astronomy and their relationship to the actuality of daily life on our planet. She explains to visitors her visions of this installation that in astronomy, reality and appearance are more disconnected than in any other area of human experience. The kinetic sculptures of household objects are aligned with the axis of the planet and mounted the same that are used for guiding telescopes.

art, Artists, design, education, interactive, Norway

#anti planet  #art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #astronomy  #ateliers  #coffee press  #contemporary art  #culture  #installation  #jessica macmillan  #kinetic  #konst  #kunst  #kunstnernes hus  #nordic  #norway  #orange juice  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #sculptures  #shoe  #studios  #the artists house

Modern meets classic pattern

Modern meets classic Marimekko printed cotton fabrics. The pattern in the middle titled Veljekset displays Finnish folk tales and is designed by young designer Maija Louekari to celebrate Finland’s 100th year of independence in 2017. The pattern next to Veljekset named Iso Noppa was designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in 1954.

culture, design, fashion, Finland

#canon m5  #culture  #design  #fabrics  #fashion  #finland  #finnish design house  #helsinki  #iso noppa  #lifestyle  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #pattern  #printed cotton  #veljekset  #vuokko eskolin-nurmesniemi

Finnish lifestyle

An open showroom at Marimekko's headquarter displaying Finnish lifestyle products such as white Artek stools, Eero Arnio's Ball Chair and Marimekko cushions, teacups and printed cotton fabric classics showing the designs of Maija Isola's: Isot Kivet (1959), Joonas (1961) and the Unikko (1964) flower pattern. The only exception is the Hyvä Myrsky pattern, a blueprint by Marimekko's young star designer Maija Louekari, solely created for the Marimekko Designathon.

culture, design, Finland, lifestyle, nordic

#ar  #artek stool  #ball chair  #canon m5  #culture  #design  #designathon  #eero aarnio  #fashion  #finland  #furniture  #hackathon  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #isot kivet  #joonas  #junction  #lifestyle  #maija isola  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #mixed reality  #nordic  #patterns  #slush  #teacups  #textile  #unikko  #vr

Håkan Långstedt

Håkan Långstedt, CEO of Saas instruments, one of the panellists at Design Diplomacy event at the Danish Residence. Håkan runs a leading Finnish lamp manufacturing company that for the last thirty years has been designing and developing innovative lighting solutions. Saas Instruments clients include Löyly Helsinki, Ikano Umeå, Fazer Visitor Centre, the Manerba showroom in Milano and many more.

design, event, Finland, panelist, people, portrait

#ambassadors  #art  #canon m5  #culture  #danish design  #denmark  #design  #design diplomacy  #discussion  #finland  #furniture  #håkan långstedt  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #interior  #kingdom of denmark  #lamps  #nordic  #people  #portrait  #residences  #saas instruments

Design for eternity

Designed in the sixties by the architect Aalto this stone garden furniture stands out on this rocky beach.

architecture, design, Finland, landscape, nature

#archipelago  #design  #finland  #finnish design  #forest  #island  #nature  #nordic  #outdoor  #retreat  #rocks  #scenery  #sea  #sipoon saaristo  #stone  #stone garden furniture

Welcoming words

Welcoming words by Madam Ambassador to a Helsinki Design Week Design Diplomacy event at the Danish residence. Two leading Nordic lamp manufacturers were invited to this inspiring Q&A session. From Denmark Michael Simonsen from VITA Copenhagen and from Finland Håkan Långstedt from SAAS Instruments.

design, event, Finland, residence

#ambassadors  #art  #canon m5  #culture  #danish design  #denmark  #design  #design diplomacy  #discussion  #finland  #furniture  #håkan långstedt  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #interior  #jette nordam  #kingdom of denmark  #lamps  #michael simonsen  #residences  #saas instruments  #spectators  #vita copenhagen

Classic Danish interiors

One of the very successful concepts by Helsinki Design Week is the Design Diplomacy discussion series. Helsinki-based ambassadors residences open their doors to the public and registered participants gain the unique opportunity to explore the interior and architecture of the apartments. In addition, the events invite to a ludic Q&A card game session with a designer from each country meeting a corresponding Finnish design professional. This image is taken in the Danish residence in one of the many cosy meeting rooms fitted with classic Danish interiors.

architecture, art, culture, design, event, Finland, lifestyle, nordic, residence

#ambassadors  #architecture  #canon m5  #culture  #danish design  #danish residence  #design  #design diplomacy  #finland  #foreign affairs  #furniture  #hdw17  #helsinki  #helsinki design week  #interior  #kingdom of denmark  #nordic  #residences

3D Shadow Club

This year the Funky Elephant Festival had various venues. A one-of-a-kind experience spectators could exploit in the 3D Shadow club. Finnish Risto Puurunen built a fascinating installation where with help of 3D Glasses people could discover for example butterflies in the room.

art, culture, design, experience, Finland, interactive, mixed reality, new media

#3d  #3d camera obscura  #3d glasses  #3d shadow club  #canon m5  #culture  #diversity  #experience  #finland  #funky elephant festival  #funky submarine  #helsinki  #installation  #kinobox obscura  #mixed reality  #projection  #risto puurunen  #suvilahti  #visual arts

Futuro art of living

In the sixties considered the home of the future. The material used for the Futuro house was mainly polyester plastic and as far it concerned the design minimalism ruled. The kitchen was kept simple with a grill only, and the living room supposed to work as well as the sleeping room.

architecture, design, exhibition, experience, Finland, lifestyle, museum, nordic

#architecture  #culture  #design  #emma  #espoo  #espoo museum of modern art  #finland  #futuro  #futuro house  #house  #interior  #matti suuronen  #polyester plastic  #prototype  #transportable home  #weegee

Prototype 001

This Futuro house is the prototype 001 which was fully restored by the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Finland. It can be visited at the EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

architecture, design, exhibition, experience, Finland, lifestyle, museum, nordic

#architecture  #culture  #design  #emma  #espoo  #espoo museum of modern art  #finland  #futuro  #futuro house  #house  #interior  #matti suuronen  #polyester plastic  #prototype  #transportable home  #weegee

Participatory design

Malmö Konsthall's approach to a co-operative design involving various stakeholders in the design process of decorating a separate part of the art hall with Islamic geometry and patterns.

art, design, education, experience, people

#architecture  #art  #children  #collaboration  #contemporary art  #culture  #malmo  #malmo konsthall  #multiculturalism  #nordic  #participatory design  #people  #scandinavia  #sverige  #sweden

Afrobeat

Musician dressed in finest Afro fashion playing the talking drum.

culture, design, fashion

#afrobeat  #afrofashion  #artists  #culture  #fashion  #ghana  #king ayisoba band  #roskilde festival

Supporting DIY

FabLab RUC had in the Dream City there own small-scale workshop offering participants to build small loudspeakers, Ukulele and other useful things.

culture, design, education, experience, festival, people, scandinavia

#culture  #denmark  #diy  #event  #experience  #fablab  #fablab ruc  #festival  #festivalgoers  #innovation  #northern europe  #people  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #summer

Beer can house

The Dream City at the Roskilde Festival is a makers place. Any any idea is possible if it can be built. For example, the beer can house was a unique installation in 2013.

design, event, exhibition, nordic, scandinavia

#architecture  #art  #beer  #beer cans  #cans  #carlsberg  #crazy  #culture  #denmark  #dream city  #experience  #installation  #music festival  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #tuborg  #valotv

The Geodesic Dome

Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen, are a recognised architects duo behind numerous geodesic dome projects in Denmark and elsewhere. The one in for Roskilde Festival is built up in 2012 with separate modules made out of plywood. Now, this is it how it looked a year after usage as party temple in the Dream City at the music festival.

architecture, art, culture, design, event, experience, scandinavia

#architecture  #benny jepsen  #denmark  #dome  #dream city  #experience  #geodesic dome  #geometry  #kristoffer tejlgaard  #music festival  #people  #roskilde festival  #scandinavia  #valotv

Infopoint 09

Info point numbers in Oslo characterise each outdoor culture attraction. Now standing at the Artic Pyramid shaped fish racks of the Salt project.

architecture, art, culture, design, nordic, scandinavia

#attraction  #contemporary art  #culture  #fish racks  #konst  #kunst  #nordic  #norway  #oslo  #outdoor  #salt  #scandinavia  #traditions

Exploring artists vision

Oslo-Open presents. One of the talented artists introduced to the public. A spectator watches artists website.

This artist studio space is run by the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo.

art, Artists, city, culture, design, education, exhibition, experience

#art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #ateliers  #contemporary art  #culture  #konst  #kunst  #nordic  #norway  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #studios

Kunstnernes Hus

Where art flourishes. Kunstnernes Hus is a art driven plateau for Norwegian and international contemporary art. The house is artist-run, tenants include the Academy of Fine Arts.

www.kunstnerneshus.no

art, Artists, city, culture, design, education, exhibition, nordic

#art  #art festival  #artist-run  #artists  #ateliers  #contemporary art  #culture  #konst  #kunst  #kunstnernes hus  #nordic  #norway  #oslo  #oslo open  #scandinavia  #studios