Habitare’s EcoDesign Special Exhibtion presents responsible design. This year the exhibition has four themes of which the participating designers were able to choose the basis for their entries. All the entries will be curated by a jury led by the curator Simo Heikkilä and approximately 5–10 pieces of each theme will be chosen on display. EcoDesign Exhibition will be arranged in conjunction with the Habitare fair 9 – 13 September at the Messukeskus Helsinki.
The themes are:
A product for interior decoration made of PEFC Certified wood and Grada (UPM) which is thermo-formable wood material.
Outdoors or garden light based on ecological materials and energy efficient LED technology.
A planting or growing system for the home.
A coffee or tea trolley that can be used indoors and outdoors and in a popup activity.
The curator Simo Heikkilä has an impressive career in the field of design
Finnish Professor Simo Heikkilä graduated as an Interior architect from the Institute of Industrial Arts in 1967. After his graduation he has acted e.g. as a CEO of the Wood program at the School of Arts and Design and as a professor of the furniture design at the Aalto University.
During his impressive career, companies suh as Vivero, Avarte, Inno, Nikari, Swedish Materia and Dutch Lensvelt have produced his design. He has taught in various design schools e.g. in the Aalto University and Heikkilä is widely known as an exhibition architect. During his long career he has won prestigious recognition awards such as Pro Finlandia Medal and Kaj Franck Award in 2011 and his works have been on display all over the world.
Two recognition awards will be granted at the EcoDesign Exhibition
Finnish Fair Foundation will grant an recognition award of 5000 euros for the design that best meet the exhibition criteria. The award can be shared among several designs. Also main partner PEFC Finland will grant an award in the opening event.
Partners in cooperation are: Messukeskus, Motiva Oy, WWF Finland, PEFC Finland and UPM Grada. The exhibition is supported by Otto A. Malm Foundation.
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New startup event in conjunction with the EcoDesign exhibition
In conjunction with the EcoDesign exhibition will be held a startup event in which EcoDesign designers can participate and present their works for possible manufacturers. Each year there are plenty of potential, innovative and advanced works participating in the EcoDesign exhibtion. The event will be held on September 9. The program will be published in August.
Design Outlet sales event at the Habitare
We are producers of the Design Outlet sales event, which is held on the busiest days of Habitare on Saturday and Sunday 12 – 13 September at the Messukeskus Helsinki. Welcome to purchase unique design with outlet prices!