ABC – Arabia Basic Ceramics, tableware set renamed as NERO since 2006 following to the new plates and colours joined to the collection. The geometrical design provides the possibility of the various combinations and table settings.


Design Plus prize/ Frankfurt fair 1999

This project research focused on how people use tableware in two different countries.

In Finland, most families own the dishes in sets of six, eight or more. This leads toward a functional and aesthetic harmony on the table as well as in storage. On the contrary, Japanese harmony tends toward individual dishes of different sizes, shapes, and colours. In the Japanese lunch box, different elements come together harmoniously as a unit.

My design solution emerged from the way of dining in both cultures. Arranging different kinds of food onto one plate was one of the important elements. “Moon” comprises cups and hollow-shaped plates.

The plates have three divisions but are not completely separated. Both separation and combination are mutually achieved.

Moon series was produced as a limited edition included in 5kulmaa collection by ARABIA Finland   in the year 2007-2008

The design is based on very specific geometrical transformations that each piece fit together in many ways. The design originally provided for the minimalanimal collection, the ceramics tableware workshop, curated by Pedro Sottomayor and promoted by Sátira in Portugal. The collection includes unique works by the invited international architects and designers in Europe.

Limited edition produced by Attese Edizioni, Savona Italy.

Presented in 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase” touring exhibitions.

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Transformable ceramic art installation designed by Pekka Harni.

Limited edition produced by Attese Edizioni, Savona Italy. Presented in the 3rd Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “UNDISCIPLINED” in 2006.