Tuesday 31.1. at 18-19
In the auditorium of the Design Museum, 1st floor.
Free entry / No pre-registration
The programme of the Design Evenings this spring includes a series of three discussions in which Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi’s work and influence in the field of Finnish design will be explored with Program Director of Helsinki Design Weekly Anni Korkman and various guests. Antti Nurmesniemi was an influential designer and a bellwether in the field of design. Vuokko Nurmesniemi revolutionized the Finnish textile and fashion industry.
The first discussion will take place at January’s Design Evening on January 31. at 18-19 in the auditorium of the Design Museum, and the theme is Vuokko Nurmesniemi. The guests are Kati Borg-Penttilä, who worked with Vuokko Oy for a long time, and journalist and writer Jutta Ylä-Mononen. You do not need to register for the event in advance. The event has places for 70 people. The discussion is in Finnish.
The event is free of charge, and the discussion is in Finnish. The Design Museum building is accessible. Read about the accessibility of the Design Museum here.
Kati Borg-Penttilä started working in the sewing room of Vuokko Oy in 1966. From that she moved from being a permanent sales assistant, and finally from store manager to export secretary in 1972. “For more than 10 years, Vuokko was a colorful and educational academy of the design world for me” Borg-Penttilä tells about her eventful time with Vuokko. Borg-Penttilä has been in touch with Vuokko Nurmesniemi until today. Photo: Lilli Kinnunen
Jutta Ylä-Mononen is a journalist, designer and writer specializing in design, architecture, art and interior design. She has written a book about Kaj Franck award-winning designers, Inspire Me! With Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom and the biography of Vuokko Nurmesniemi, published in 2021. Photo: Kirsi-Marja Savola
Anni Korkman is the Head of Program of design festival Helsinki Design Week and Weekly media and a writer, discussant and curator specializing in design. Photo: Iiris Heikka