Unique design and art handicrafts available again at Art and Design Sale

Sales exhibition of unique Finnish art and design from 10 to 18 March 2018. The Ornamo Art and Design Sale is the perfect place to purchase art for your home, office or public space.

Elina Salonen, Nameless, 2016. Image: Toni Kokkila

A graffiti wall rug, ceramic tears, elaborate contemporary glass, wooden animal sculptures and a series of modern decorative plates. Organised annually by the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, the Art and Design Sale will bring hundreds of artworks to Puristamo, Helsinki Cable Factory, in March. These include unique objects, miniature sculptures, jewellery as well as ceramic, metal, glass and textile art by well-known and rising designers and artists. Buying art at the Art and Design Sale is easy and effortless – welcome to see our selection!

The Sale will have works by about a hundred artists and designers, including Arni AromaaSeppo KohoLeena KouhuaYasushi KoyamaLilli Putti and Harri Syrjänen. New names will feature alongside well-known ones.

The selection will vary throughout the Sale, as the sold items are replaced with new ones by the artists. Works can also be bought on hire purchase without interest. The Ornamo Art and Design Sale has established itself as a venue for collectors, many of whom are scouting new talents. Many artworks for sale also end up in esteemed art collections, such as the Finnish State Art Collection. This year the patron of the Art and Design Sale is Kaisa Koivisto, Deputy Director of the Finnish Glass Museum.

Gallerist of the Art and Design Sale for many years, jewellery artist Clarice Finell says that traditional techniques have become trendy again. “Besides various recycling ideas, artists are again using the materials that they studied or have been using a longer time. Wall rugs are popular again. And not only in textile arts but also in ceramics with rug-like surface structures. Other traditional techniques are also in vogue now, as is the high technical and artistic quality that will go a long way.”

How is it going, unique art and design? A tour of the best of the Art and Design Sale guided by Clarice Finell on two Sundays, 11 and 18 March, at 1 p.m. Tour is in Finnish.

Ornamo Art and Design Sale from 10 to 18 March 2018
Puristamo, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki. Open on weekdays from 12 noon to 6 p.m., weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entrance.

List of participants: ornamo.fi/artsale
More about the artists and designers: finnishdesigners.fi/tapahtuma
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Image bank: ornamo.fi/fi/kuvapankki