Ornamo’s autumn programme promote exciting dialogue and create new connections

Enter and Encounter – Kutsu huomiseen. Kuva: Paavo Lehtonen.
Ornamon ja Designmuseon yhteisnäyttely Enter and Encounter – Kutsu huomiseen jatkuu Designmuseossa 22.10. saakka. Kuva: Paavo Lehtonen.

The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s autumn programme has been created to promote exciting dialogue and create new connections among the profession. The programme’s launch is set to coincide with the Helsinki Design Week, where Ornamo will foster debate on shaping the built environment and promote new business opportunities for the design sector by bringing together young designers and business graduates.

Enter and Ecounter, Ornamo’s thought-provoking and groundbreaking exhibition will remain at the Design Museum until 22 October. Exceptional in its scope, the exhibition showcases contemporary design as a from of high-end craftsmanship and as experimental investigations into space and materials as well as services, inclusive and participatory processes, concepts, digital user experiences and speculative visions for the future.

An arena, constructed in the middle of the exhibition space, will serve as the setting for discussion and debate on all aspects of design throughout the autumn season.

Ornamo programme

22 August, Crossing Borders

Date and time: Tuesday, 22 August, 15:00–17:00
Venue: Timber Tetris Pavilion, between the Design Museum and Museum of Finnish Architecture (Ullanlinnankatu, Helsinki)

How can designers and architects help asylum seekers integrate into Finnish society? How can collaboration generate successful business initiatives? We invite you to take a look at some previous success stories and network with other like-minded professionals at the Timber Tetris Pavilion between the Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. A barbecue and refreshments will also be offered. The event will be conducted in English. In case of rain, the event will take place indoors, in the Design Museum Auditorium.

Further details and how to register.

13 September, The urban environment needs creative design – adding value through art and design, a panel discussion

Date and time: Wednesday 13 September, 13:30–14:30.
Venue: Showroom, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre (Messuaukio 1, Helsinki).

The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo brings together professionals from the fields of art, design and interior architecture to share their experiences of how art and design have been used to bring added value to construction projects. How can you make the most of the creative potential offered by art and design? What role can art and design play in building and fostering new and existing communities?

Mari Kemppinen, Art Coordinator, YIT
Hanni Koroma, Interior Architect
Mikko Koivisto, Service Designer, Hellon, winner of the 2017 Ornamo Award
Anna Rikkinen, Senior Advisor, Ornamo
Henri Terho, Special Adviser, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

The event form part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.

Further information in Finnish.

13–15 September, Ornamo and SIO at the Showroom

Date and time: 13–15 September
Venue: Showroom, Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre (Messuaukio 1, Helsinki).

Ornamo and SIO will be appearing at the Showroom trade show organised in conjunction with the Habitare interior design fair on 13–15 September 2017. Find us at Stand 4c30. We will be showcasing prototypes created by Aalto University interior architecture and furniture design students and hosting a free Contract Clinic run by Ornamo’s in-house Legal Adviser. We look forward to seeing you there!

Further information in Finnish and sign up for the Contract Clinic.

14 September, Design Business Date 2017

Date and time: Thursday 14 September, 18:00–23:00.
Venue: Maria 01 (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki).

Ornamo’s annual networking event will this year be more inclusive than ever before. The 2017 event will see Ornamo joining forces with the Union of Professional Business Graduates in Finland to organise a networking event for young designers and professionals interested in design start-ups.

The event forms part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.

Further information in Finnish. 

16–17 September, HDW Children’s Weekend: Kids’ Design Academy workshops

Date and time: 16–17 September, 10:00–16:00
Venue: Kattilahalli (Sörnäisten rantatie 22, Helsinki)

At the Ornamo and Design Museum’s Kids’ Design Academy, children will be invited to work alongside professional designers to create new ideas and design novel solutions through the medium of play. At the Kids’ Design Academy, children are encouraged to approach their projects with intellectual curiosity, empathy and inventiveness and to try their hand at sketching, prototype-making and testing.

The event forms part of the Helsinki Design Week programme.

Further information in Finnish.

12 September–17 October, Enter & Encounter – Curator Talks series

Venue: Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki).

How can design challenge the status quo and shape the future? The Design Museum and the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s joint exhibition Enter and Encounter showcases Finnish contemporary design created since Helsinki’s turn as the World Design Capital in 2012.

The exhibition’s six-strong curatorial team have invited an exciting line-up on guests to appear at the events and will be on hand to facilitate the discussion.

12 September Heini Lehtinen
19 September Paula Bello
26 September Katja Hagelstam
3 October Esa Vesmanen
10 October Juha Kronqvist
17 October Ville Tikka

Further information TBC.

4 October, Artists O: Art, skill and the artistic identity

Date and time: Wednesday 4 October, 16:00–18:00.
Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki).

Artists O will be organising a panel discussion at the Design Museum in conjunction with the Enter and Encounter exhibition. The discussion will explore how artistic identities are formed in the current contemporary art sector. What is the role of design and craftsmanship in shaping the artistic process? How does the artist’s relationship with the materials used impact on the work itself?

Further information in Finnish.

11 October, Design & Tech

Date: Wednesday 11 October
Venue: Design Museum (Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki).

How and where do design and technology meet? This question will be explored at Ornamo’s Design & Tech seminar, organised in conjunction with the Enter and Encounter exhibition

Further details TBC.

3 November, Finnish Association of Industrial Designers: TKO 50th anniversary

Date and time: Friday 3 November, from 14:00
Venue: TBC

On Friday 3 November, we will celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Finnish Association of Industrial Designers (TKO) with a programme featuring discussion and debate on industrial design, exciting performances, talks by industry leaders and delicious food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there!

Further information and registration

1–3 December, Ornamo Design Christmas Market 2017

Date and time: 1–3 December, Opening hours: Friday 15:00–19:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00–17:00.
Venue: Kaapelitehdas – Merikaapelihalli, Puristamo and Valssaamo (Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki).

Ornamo’s Design Christmas Market at Helsinki’s Cable Factory is a wonderful showcase of exciting Finnish high-end crafts and design, including fashion, interior textiles, decorative items and prints.

Further information