Photo Helsinki Partners / Fiskars Finland Oy Ab (c) Dorit Salutskij
It’s About Time – The Radicality of Timeless Design
The exhibition asks visitors to radically rethink their relationship with time: to reflect on today and speak to tomorrow. Inspired by the design philosophy
The exhibition asks visitors to radically rethink their relationship with time: to reflect on today and speak to tomorrow. Inspired by the design philosophy and work of the legendary Finnish designer Kaj Franck, whose distinguished Teema series turns 70 years in 2022, it also asks people to be more mindful of our impact on the world today, and to think again about our obligations to future generations.
The exhibition concept is created by London based architect Jack Self and implemented by Päivi Niemi, designer and Creative Manager of Design Lab Gallery. Niemi has also directed a video for the exhibition, which shows live footage by Kaj Franck from all over the world. In addition, the video presents design objects designed by Franck from the collection of Franck's friend, interior architect and designer Tauno Tarna, which show Franck's quest for universal basic forms. This is also illustrated by the drawings and thoughts animated from his sketchpad.
Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, Design Lap Gallery