Wood is the theme of the new EcoDesign 2012 exhibition
The international EcoDesign Special Exhibition will be arranged next fall fourth time. The exhibition, held in conjunction with Habitare at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on 12 – 16 September 2012 in Finland, is set to present unique and ecological products made of wood. The EcoDesign products has to be made of at least 80 percent certified wood, and 20 percent of some other designer´s self chosen ecological material. Renowned Finnish designer Kristiina Lassus has been invited to be the curator of the exhibition. This year is special for EcoDesign as Helsinki is the World Design Capital 2012 and Habitare Fair is part of the official program.
Kristiina Lassus (b. 1966) is a designer and creative director experienced in product, corporate identity and brand development. She has broad experience with product design, with production technologies and materials, and with leading and managing creative individuals and teams. As a designer Kristiina Lassus has a marvelous sence of colours and decoration. She designs rugs which are manufactured in Nepal and India using traditional hand made technics. Lassus’s serie of rugs was awarded with Red Dot in 2008 and 2010.
As on previous years the EcoDesign 2012 Special Exhibition will exhibit designs from top-class international designers and emerging young talents from Finland and abroad. New design and sustainable development form an interesting foundation for the designers’ visions of a more ecological tomorrow. Unlike in previous years, this year the product suggestions will be curated by a jury which is managed by the curator. The jury will choose the products, which meets best the requirements of EcoDesign exhibition, to be exhibited. We are looking forward to find out designer´s solutions for ecological wood products. We hope that we will see more diverse and wider range of interior design elements at this year´s exhibition.
See the list of the EcoDesign 12 designers here.
The EcoDesign Special Exhibition is produced by Advertising Agency Valo and organised by the Finnish Fair Corporation. The first EcoDesign Special Exhibition, held in September 2009 in conjunction with Habitare, showcased unique ecological chairs by over 80 designers from 16 different countries.