24 Jan – 22 March 2020
In this exhibition, four contemporary designers interpret archive materials from the Friends of Finnish Handicraft from over a period of a hundred years. The archive of the Friends of Finnish Handicraft organization in the collection of Design Museum consists of some 6,500 fabric design samples, watercolour sketches, and woven textiles. Artist Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, fashion designer Henna Lampinen, sculptor Matias Liimatainen and game designer Henri Tervapuro have created new works and products based on the archive material, combining traditional handicrafts techniques and technology. This exhibition is produced in association with the Friends of Finnish Handicraft and will be on display from 24 January until 22 March 2020.
EVENTS OF THIS EXHIBITION
Lunch Talk: In Good Hands
Fri, Jan 24th
At 13 pm
Curators of the exhibition Riikka Latva-Somppi and Kieran Long will discuss the idea of craft today in relation to the traditions and materialities of craft from the history of The Friends of the Finnish Handicrafts.
Free Design Evening: In Good Hands
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
January’s Design Evening points the focus to the recently opened exhibition In Good Hands. Fashion designer Henna Lampinen, ceramicist Matias Liimatainen and textile designer Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen will engage in discussions about their works with the audience. The programme also includes guided tours and an open workshop where you can create your own reflector. Admission and all the activities are free of charge all evening.
Winter-holiday-week at Design Museum: Extra Design Workshops fro families
Tuesday, Feb 18 to Friday, Feb 21
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Design Workshops of the winter holiday week will focus on making things by hand in the spirit of the In Good Hands exhibition. These events are free of charge and participants will work with soft materials to make reflectors and tassels, weave a ryijy rug and crochet. Welcome to enjoy a relaxing moment making things together with advice from Design Museum’s workshop guides.
Photo: Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, 2019