Seven Chairs by Pekka Harni exhibition.

The exhibition was a part of the main exhibition of the Helsinki Design Week 2020 ”Citius, altius, fortius” or ”Less is more” held at the newly renovated Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi design from Finland touring exhibition in Tokyo.

supported by the Finnish Institute in Japan.

The touring exhibition of The Designers of The Year 2011 awarded by Ornamo.

The Finnish Association of Designers, Ornamo have awarded their commendable members with professional recognition since 1981.

The criteria for the presentation of awards include innovation, artistic quality, topicality, interest value or a long meritorious career. The Finnish Association of Designers, Ornamo was established in 1911. It has more than 1,700 members working in the fields of industrial design, interior architecture, fashion, and textile design as well as crafts and applied arts. Finnish Designer Awards ’11 begins the celebration of Ornamo’s 100 years anniversary.

see the booklet here >

Ornamo’s award winners 2011:

Industrial Designer of the Year Pekka Harni

“What stands out in Pekka Harni’s work are the continuation of Kaj Franck’s ethical and moral design tradition and a marked support for sustainable development. Harni’s teaching and design work is profound and insightful. Honesty and open disclosure of one’s firm position form the essential part of Harni’s designer identity.” – the Association of Industrial designers Finland TKO

Fashion Designer of the Year Jasmiine Julin-Aro

Interior Architect of the Year Vertti Kivi

Artist of the Year Janna Syvänoja

Textile Artist of the Year Heli Tuori-Luutonen

Grafia’s award winner 2011:

Graphic Designer of the Year Agent Pekka

Muotoilijat ’11 – Finnish Designer Awards ’11 exhibition
14th January– 13th February 2011
Design Forum Finland
Erottajankatu 7 Helsinki Finland

touring exhibition:
Finnish-Norwegian cultural institute, Oslo, Norway 18.8.–18.9.2011
Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden 6.10.–3.11.2011



The Sustainable Design from Finland exhibition is part of the event Alla Luce del Nord (In the Light of the North), which provides a new kind of open arena for the exchange of ideas between designers and artists, Helsinki and Venice, and in a larger scale, between Finland and Italy.

Good design is both functional and pleasing to the eye and touch. Good design is also sustainable in the sense that it stands the test of time and use. Sustainable design is good for both people and the environment.

The Venice exhibition Sustainable Design from Finland is an event in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 program. The 45 works at the exhibition represent the highest quality of Finnish sustainable design, ranging from jewellery to furniture and from bicycles to urban environmental design concepts.

The exhibition opens with an electro-acoustic concert by Aquatrio on 6 Oct 2012 at 18.00.

Designers in Sustainable Design from Finland:

Aalto & Aalto, Linda Berghroth, Sirpa Fourastié & Susan Elo, Johanna Gullichsen, Hahmo, Henri Halla-aho, Pekka Harni, Simo Heikkilä, Sanelma Hihnala, Jouko Järvisalo, Inka Kivalo, Seppo Koho, Harri Koskinen, Antti Kotilainen, Hannu Kähönen, Kristiina Lassus, Stefan Lindfors, Samuli Naamanka, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Anniina Nurmi, Mikko Paakkanen, Pelago, Peruste, Ritva Puotila, Tuula Pöyhönen, Heikki Ruoho, Jukka Setälä, Ilkka Suppanen, Janna Syvänoja, Yuka Takahashi, Petri Vainio and Yrjö Wiherheimo.

This exhibition toured Helsinki and Tallinn afterwards.
See also “Enduring Beauty Exhibition in Tallinn

On display in Design Museum’s Gallery from August 27 until October 23 is a joint exhibition by the architect and designer couple Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi. Harni-Takahashi Oy, their architectural and design practice in Helsinki, concentrates on ecologically sustainable development in object and interior design and architecture.

Harni and Takahashi have collaborated professionally since 2002, establishing their joint practice in 2007. Work by Harni–Takahashi Oy has been on show in various exhibitions both in Finland and abroad.
The part of this exhibition toured two cities in Japan, later.

Pekka Harni & Yuka Takahashi design from Finland touring exhibition in near Kobe.
supported by the Finnish Institute in Japan, Case gallery, Hanshin jiban chosa ltd and Finnish National Council for Design.

The ENDURING BEAUTY – sustainable design from Finland is an exhibition in Tallinn Design Night Festival. The works at the exhibition represent the highest quality of Finnish sustainable design, ranging from jewellery to furniture and from bicycles to urban environmental design concepts.
The exhibition is located in the Design Elevator section in the impressive old building in Rotermann Quarter, the centre of Tallinn.

Designers presented in the exhibition:
Aalto & Aalto, Linda Bergroth, Susan Elo, Johanna Gullichsen, Hahmo / Illona Törmikoski, Henri Halla-aho, Pekka Harni, Simo Heikkilä, Sanelma Hihnala, Jouko Järvisalo, Inka Kivalo, Seppo Koho, Harri Koskinen, Hannu Kähönen, Stefan Lindfors, Samuli Naamanka, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Anniina Nurmi, Mikko Paakkanen, Pelago, Peruste, Ritva Puotila, Inni Pärnänen, Tuula Pöyhönen, Heikki Ruoho, Janna Syvänoja, Yuka Takahashi, Julie Tolvanen, Petri Vainio and Yrjö Wiherheimo.