You can visit Studio Lasifaasi at the Habitare fair 12.-16.9.2018 in Helsinki at the stand 6b58 with some new and cool prototypes.
Pendant light Nosto has been awarded with an honourable mention at this year's prestigious Red Dot Award Product Design 2018 competition.
Evaluation platform for good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a jury comprising roughly 40 members assessed the products individually based on the original. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.
A choice of three different distinctions are awarded: The Red Dot: Best of the Best is reserved for the best products in a category, while the Red Dot is the distinction for high design quality. An Honourable Mention is awarded for a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.
Celebration to honour the laureates
The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on 9 July 2018. The Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will receive their well-deserved trophies on stage at Essen’s opera house, the Aalto-Theater, during the award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Red Dot and Honourable Mention laureates receive their certificates and can all celebrate their success together in the midst of the award-winning products, as the aftershow party is simultaneously the exhibition launch: For a four-week period, the special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” will feature the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
The day of the Red Dot Gala coincides with the publication of the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019, which showcases all of the year’s winning products. In addition, they can be found in the Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date. Further information available at www.red-dot.de.
The filigree residency organized by Lasiakatemia continued this spring, with an intensive day, during which we made polished versions of the ideas tested during the first part. I developed the idea of using phosphorescent filigree canes, and made shapes that I built into pendants.
When lit with an ordinary light bulb, the pendant seems like a normal lamp, but when the lights are turned off, the pendant keeps glowing like the northern lights. Just like real northern lights, these effects can only be seen when the amount of surrounding lights and light pollution are minimal.
The pendants will be exhibited later this year.
I was selected to the first (of hopefully many!) workshops organized by Lasiakatemia in Nuutajärvi, Finland, 27.11.-2.12. We explored new possibilities of the traditional filigree technique and got very exciting results even from the very first tests with phosphorescent filigree canes.
The new series inhabitable planets will be exhibited in Bor és kézműves -gallery, in Budapest, Hungary 22-24.9., along with works from Ella Varvio. The series was made in a glass art residency in Bardidvarnuk, Hungary. The art series presents planets which have become inhabitable except for one. The rough, stormy surface effect is made using self-made glass-ceramics powders.
Blue planet is part of the '100 x Glass' exhibition in Finnish Glass Museum, in Riihimäki, Finland, on 18.5.–5.11.2017.
Idut - Sprouts were chosen to be part of the juried 92nd Annual Exhibition of the Turku Artists’ Association. Exhibition is open 30.9.–6.11.2016 in Brinkkala Gallery (Vanha Suurtori 3-5, Turku).
The exhibition is an overview of contemporary art from Turku region. Annually ten artists are chosen to showcase their recent work. More information here.
There is an article of me in the summer edition of the Glass Art Society's journal, GASNews. The article is part of their 'Student profile' column.
The article includes an image of my newest series, Scarred, and also analyses on Nosto and the Observers series.
Another work from the Observers series was chosen to the final exhibition of the annual Art of Basware competition, which gathers art of different genres from young artists.
The exhibition is held in the Helsinki Music Centre, and it will be open for public on 8.-28.8.2016.
Nosto pendant was included in recently published New Glass Review 37!
New Glass Review is an annual publication by the Corning Museum of Glass, in which a juried selection of a hundred new glass objects from around the world, from the fields of design, architecture or contemporary art, are presented. More info can be found here.
One piece from the Observers series was selected to the annual SOK art competition final.
The competition exhibition is open 7.-29.4.2016 in S Gallery, and it is located in Fleminginkatu 34, Helsinki.
Here's a sneak peak from the exhibition building (Observers still in a brown box):
Still Together -piece was chosen among finalists from all over the world to participate in Stanislav Libensky Award 2015 final, which includes an exhibition for all the finalist works. The exhibition will be open from 21th October until 4th January 2016, in ZIBA Glass Gallery in Central Prague, which will go under renovation after the exhibitioh.
Exhibition building is still on going, but tomorrow evening everything is going to be ready for the big opening night!
Some works of the Observers series together with Frozen flowers were featured at Arts and crafts store Artisaani in downtown Helsinki, as part of their "Artist of a month" exhibition on Oct 5th-30th. The glass flowers will be for sale there for now.
More information about Artisaani is here.
Pendant lamp Nosto (Hoist) was selected to this year's Protoshop, which showcases innovative designs of young Finnish designers at Habitare fair. Habitare is one of the largest Scandinavian design and furniture fairs. Come and see the prototypes live 10.-13.9.2015!
More information about Protoshop exhibition here.
More details about Nosto here
Nosto pendant is featured in Avotakka's September issue with other products chosen for Habitare fair. Check it out!
Five pieces of my series Observers will be exhibited at Gallery Outolintu in Turku, Finland. The exhibition is open Mon-Fri at 11-18, Sat 11-15, Sun 12-16, until 21.6. More information about the gallery space and location is here.
The opening will take place 1.6. at 5-6 PM, welcome!
Group photo of four out of five Observers present in Turku in June.
Three pieces of my series Observers are part of this year's 'Take Away' group exhibition at Gallery Johan S in central Helsinki. The exhibition will be open 12.5.-12.6., so there is plenty of time to go and check it out!
Finnish Glass lives, a group exhibition organized every five years at the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki, presents glass made in Finland during the years covered from more than hundred artists. My piece 'Idut - Sprouts' was selected to be part of the exhibition.
The exhibition opened already in February, but there is still time to visit: the last day of the exhibition is 10.5.