Between 1 – 31st December 2016, a pop up of the Japanese fashion and textile brand minä perhonen will be in place at Artek Berlin. Named “silmänisku” – which means “wink” in Finnish - the pop up will showcase Artek furniture and interior decoration products featuring minä perhonen fabrics, along with accessories from the minä perhonen collection.
minä perhonen is the Japanese fashion and textile brand founded in 1995 by Tokyo-based designer Akira Minagawa. Known for its distinctive and poetic textiles, minä perhonen was first launched as a fashion brand, but its range has evolved to include furniture, interior decoration textiles and other household items. In addition to founding his own brand, Akira Minagawa has collaborated with Liberty of London, Fritz Hansen, and Kvadrat. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Domus Chair, Akira Minagawa designed a poster to join Artek’s collection of prints.
Opening on 1st December, the pop up invites visitors to see Artek through the eyes of minä perhonen. The product range includes stools and armchairs upholstered with minä perhonen fabrics, as well as slipcovers for cushions and Artek furniture. Many fabrics will be available for the first time in Berlin. The pop up also offers accessories and interior decoration pieces from the minä perhonen collection.
On Sunday 4th December, from 5 to 6:30pm, Akira Minagawa will give a workshop at Artek Berlin and illustrate Artek’s iconic Stool 60 by hand. Entry is free. The unique hand painted stools will later be auctioned and the proceedings will be granted to CUCULA – Refugees Company for Crafts and Design.
1 – 31 December 2016
Sunday 4 December 2016
Master Class with Akira Minagawa 5 – 6.30pm
Tea Time until 8pm
Budapester Str. 38–50
Tel. +49 (0) 30 8562 1680
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 20