STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design in New York
Pekka Harni and Yuka Takahashi’s works are selected to the STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design exhibition during the Meatpacking District Design Week in New York.
15-17 MAY. 2010
410 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
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DESIGNERS AND PROJECTS:
Alessi / Anne Kyyrö Quinn / Anu Penttinen / Ari Kanerva / Elizabeth Salonen / Harri Koskinen / Ilkka Suppanen / Jalo Helsinki / JKMM Architects / Jonas Hakaniemi / Jukka Korpihete / Klaus Aalto / Kristiina Lassus / Marita Huurinainen / Marko Nenonen / Mikael Silvanto / PASPAS / Pekka Harni / Pentagon Design / Pyry Tamminen / Renata Jakowleff / Tapio Anttila / Teija Losoi / Tiina Ripatti / Timo Niskanen / Toni Kauppila / Tuula Pöyhönen / Yuka Takahashi /
The STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design event presents innovative solutions to matters of everyday life by individual designers and design oriented companies during Meatpacking District Design ‘10. The event focuses on today’s interpretations of the traditional values that made Finnish Design world famous sixty years ago. It consists of an exhibition, a lounge area, a pop-up store, and a website. The theme of the event is further explored in a documentary film screened in the lounge and in a series of side events.
The exhibition features furniture and product design while the pop-up store offers a wider selection of smaller design objects from glassware to fashion and jewelry. Straightforward showcases young designers side by side with more established designers and design oriented companies.
STRAIGHTFORWARD is part of an ongoing series presenting new Finnish design in North America. The previous New Finnish Design events VALVOMO, HARDCORE and PLAYFUL did each attract over 5,000 visitors during the annual Meatpacking District Design Weeks in 2007-2009.