Welded & Woven

New Typologies 2017 at Artek 2nd Cycle

The students shared their thoughts on sitting on steel and textile

Students of Aalto University's Masters Course in Furniture and Textile Design were asked: How can the material characteristics of textile and steel affect the act of “sitting”?

"Airy" chair by Maija Leskelä & Taija Lammi

How have shifting living and working situations in domestic and public settings transformed the cultural and technical dimension of furniture?
What are the possible implementations and configurations of these two material actions?

Yi-Chiao Tien's "Felt the Stool"
Trolle Rudebeck Haar's "String Chair"
Matilda Palmu's "Maja"

Two different disciplines and their approach to one same problem: to challenge the formal typologies of known seating archetypes. 
The exhibition presents the investigations developed by students in response to these questions.

Saara Kantele's "Beltchair"
Astri Eiterstraum's "Slack"

Opening: 14th September 17.00-19.00
Dates and times: 14th september - 6th october
Thu-Fri 11.00-18.00, Sat 11.00-15.00
Space: Artek 2nd cycle, 
Pieni Roobertinkatu 4-6, 00130 Helsinki

The project was supervised by Artek's former design director Ville Kokkonen, Martin Relander, Maarit Salolainen and teaching assistant Anna Lampinen.

All photos taken by Chikako Harada

Currently available at Artek 2nd Cycle