In 2017, Ornamo will be joining the celebrations marking Finland’s centenary of independence. The theme of the celebrations is “Together”. Our programme for the year is designed to celebrate Finland’s openness and international outlook, as well as the country’s commitment to draw on our heritage, respect our past and work towards our future.
Enter and Encounter
24 March–24 September
Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
To mark Finland’s centenary of independence, Ornamo is joining forces with the Design Museum to organise a jubilee exhibition that will explore the current status of Finnish design. The Enter and Encounter exhibition will showcase post-2012 World Design Capital year design with an optimistic outlook, and explores the ways in which Finnish design is challenging the status quo and helping to shape Finland’s future?
As part of the exhibition and the wider centenary year programme, Ornamo will be organising discussion events on the role and future of design amidst deep-rooted structural change. During the exhibition run, we will also be presenting the annual Ornamo Prize, worth EUR 5,000. It will be presented to three of the most relevant design sector professionals practising in Finland today.
The Enter and Encounter exhibition forms part of the national Finland 100 programme.
Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2017
Kaapelitehtaan Puristamo, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki
The Ornamo Art and Design Sale at Helsinki’s Cable Factory is an annual art and design event bringing together buyers and sector professionals looking to acquire artworks for private homes and public spaces. The event showcases a broad range of unique design, including small-scale sculptures, ceramics, glass and textiles. The theme for the 2017 event is Finland at 100.
The Ornamo Art & Design Sale forms part of the national Finland 100 programme.
Evaluating the state of the built environment – ROTI 2017
14 March ROTI 2017 report published at Säätytalo, Helsinki
An evaluation of Finland’s built environment (ROTI) will be carried out for the sixth time in 2017. A group of 100 specialists, split into six groups, will be convened to consider the current state of Finland’s built environment and discuss the outlook for the future. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers (RIL).
Ornamo, along with other sector stakeholders, has been involved in shaping the 2017 ROTI evaluation. For the first time, the evaluation process will have a dedicated panel to discuss architecture, design and art within the built environment.
Ornamo Design Day 2017
During Finland’s centenary year, Ornamo’s annual Design Day will be aimed at new audiences. The international Ornamo Design Day 2017 event, due to take place in September, is organised in collaboration with Helsinki Design Week. The event brings together design industry professionals for networking and socialising with representatives of other disciplines.
Helsinki Design Week and Habitare
Finnish Association of Industrial Designers at 50
The Finnish Association of Industrial Designers (TKO), one of Ornamo’s key stakeholder associations, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of events on the theme of decades of design, titled TKO50. The programme comprises a seminar, due to take place in September, an anniversary gala event and a series of video broadcasts.
TKO50 form part of the official Finland 100 programme.
Ornamo Design Christmas Market
30 November–2 December
Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki
Ornamo’s traditional Design Christmas Market will again take place at Helsinki’s Cable Factory venue on the first weekend of December. The event is a fantastic opportunity to purchase Finnish design, graphic art, crafts, fashion, and interior design items created by established and up-and-coming Finnish names.