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.

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.

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.