Paradox Mix ©Yuka Takahashi

Paradox Mix

Exhibition of the Object categories and Design by Pekka Harni

19 February - 02 March 2003
Artandgallery, Milan, Italy

Until recently, a system for the categorisation of objects both in the morphological and functional sense has not been available for the field of industrial design research.

Finnish architect and designer, Pekka Harni has developed a system, which divides our daily domestic objects into seven morphological categories, e.g., ”containers”, ”hand tools” and ”body objects”. This division provides tools for analyzing the properties of these categories. Furthermore, it includes the method for mixing object properties between object categories resulting in the possibility of creating totally new design concepts.

In the exhibition, more than 1000 objects are organised in their respective categories. Additionally, the essential relationships and differences, as well as numerous interesting details about their properties are pointed out.

The most recent design work of Pekka Harni is presented in a separate showroom within Artandgallery. These include products for e.g. Designor Ltd/Arabia, Marimekko Ltd and Satira Ltd.