FINLAND /
AGAINST THE BURN

CURATED BY SUVI SALONEIMI

During the past years, thinkers and writers have referred to our contemporary lifestyle as a burning one. With this, they have indicated the fast moving, carbon consuming, stressful, and exhausting reality that human beings have globally conducted and performed in all fields of life.

What could happen if we, instead, plunged into the subaquatic? Into the waves, tides, and the undercurrent. Let the natural movement guide us, float us intuitively to discover whatever comes our way instead of control, force, and compulsion. To surround ourselves with the silence of the sea. The underwater, which naturally blocks our senses – blurs our sight, obstructs our hearing, mutes our voice. It perhaps cools us down and forces us to change the way we perceive our reality. Helps us make a turn.

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The Finnish collection consists of artworks that will guide and mediate us towards this turn, either with the help of the lingering movement embedded in their form or by reminding us visually about the subaquatic experience. When placed in domestic surroundings, the artworks are possible access points to control and even extinguish the heat and, thus, we may enter into the new invigorating reality. Hanna Heino’s ceramic sculptures are inspired by the minerals and corals of the ocean with their organic shapes and complex surface, obtained through firing the piece at 1000 celsius to achieve just the right tone of light blue. Anton Mikkonen‘s Udon Stools are digitally crafted with 2D CNC machinery and inspired by noodles, a playful language that complements the surface of the rippled seabed.

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FEATURED DESIGNERS

ANTON MIKKONEN / ERIN TURKOGLU / HANNA ANONEN / HANNA HEINO / DIDI NG / HEIDI AULIKKI PUUMALAINEN

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ANTON MIKKONEN /
UDON STOOL

The “Udon” Stool aims to create a narrative between the material and the process; to design a functional, yet captivating piece of furniture. The stool is made from solid ash wood and has unique and beautifully executed aesthetics reached by 3-axis CNC machine, where the clever use of the router bit achieves the distinctive shape of both the seat and the legs.

The “Udon” Stool is constructed from five pieces all together and all parts and joints are cut out with a CNC machine. It aims to create a sense of playfulness through the use of material, solid ash wood, and the manufacturing process.

€ 545 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)30x42x45
Weight (kg)3
MaterialAshwood

ERIN TURKOGLU /
PURU LAMP

“Puru” Lamp is a table light with a soft gradient light effect. An elongated, bubblegum-coloured glass bubble appears as if it is being blown out of the ceramic base. The piece embodies the inherent qualities of mouth-blown glass, materialising the glass blowers breath in an archetypal bubble form. The idea for “Puru” Lamp came from testing opaque glass colours, and the gradient effect created by the glass getting thinner towards the top of the blown bubble, expanding the colour. The piece is a moment frozen in time.

Each piece has very slight differences in colour and form and size, as all the parts are hand-made with care in Finland. Includes a LED light source.

The glass part is mouth-blown in Riihimäki by Mafka & Alakoski.
The ceramic base is hand made in Helsinki by Erin Turkoglu.

850 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)18x18x41
Weight (kg)3
MaterialBlown GlassCeramics

HEIDI AULIKKI PUUMALAINEN /
THOUGHT BUBBLE L12018

Inspired by the archipelago nature of rural island of Kökar, Åland, where Heidi Aulikki has spend many times in Artist Residency programs.

Decorative “swirls” are like thoughts by the wheel. Short moments when she has moved her hands and formed asymmetric organic shapes. Heidi Aulikki makes her own interpretations of natural forms and also invites the audience to see their own thoughts in her works.

Heidi Aulikki Puumalainen started her “Thought Bubble” wall art series on the island of Kökar in the summer of 2016. The first set, 1-23, is part of The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission. In August 2018, she was working there again and, as a new element, she worked with glaze textures. Mainly she works at her studio in the heart of Helsinki, Tehtaankatu 18.

€ 1200 ex. VAT
UNIQUE PIECE

Full dimensions (cm)23x23x6
Weight (kg)0.8
MaterialCeramics

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“It was like pieces of a puzzle that fell into place when drafting the underwater thematics. These works came immediately to my mind due to their visual and formal connection with the subaquatic theme.”

– Suvi Salonemi, curator of the Finnish collection, “Against the Burn”

DIDI NG /
CURTAIN SPACE DIVIDER

CURTAIN is a minimal space divider. The shape was inspired by the energetic flow of natural sea waves – it is boundless. The structure is designed without any straight lines. Simply connecting the modules and arches in different directions to form a wavy frame that looks like standing fabric. The structure allows changes in direction as well as unlimited extensions. The distorted structure makes it possible to enjoy looking at space with a new and unique perspective.

€ 2280 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)105x37x150
Weight (kg)9
MaterialSteel

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HANNA ANONEN /
THE FLEUR DE MER

The Fleur de Mer is a plywood wall decoration by Hanna Anonen.

Hanna is a designer from Helsinki, Finland. Her work is focused on products and interiors. She holds a degree in carpentry, industrial design (BA, Lahti Institute of Design) and applied art and design (MA, Aalto University). She’s influenced by everyday life, observing and recording the accidental color combinations in her surroundings. As a designer, she is very hands-on. She builds every piece that she produces by hand and she likes to play around and try new things. She challenges herself to create amazing looking, yet practical products.

€ 810 ex. VAT
UNIQUE PIECE

Full dimensions (cm)101x60x3
Weight (kg)5
Materialpaintedplywood

HANNA HEINO /
PIGMENT SCULPTURE

“Pigment” is an unique ceramic sculpture which is created by a Finnish ceramic artist and designer Hanna Heino.

The meaning behind the sculpture’s organic shapes and fascinating surface comes from the oceans, from minerals and corals which have been the inspiration for this work. The lively, soft-toned surface makes you fancy to touch it and feel the forms, like the rest of Hanna’s works do. Every one of her works is a unique piece of art and she wants to achieve harmonious beauty using charming structures and hazy shades.

The surface of this piece is NOT glazed. The piece is fired around 1000 celsius to achieve just the right tone of light blue. Because of the lower firing temperature, the piece is more fragile than the high-fired (1250 celsius) pieces are. The sculpture is carefully finished and signed by hand.

“This is my silent way to create beauty to this world.”

730 € ex. VAT
UNIQUE PIECE

Full dimensions (cm)14x24x27
Weight (kg)3
MaterialCeramics

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