Light as the theme of Habitare’s EcoDesign Special Exhibition in 2010

The second international EcoDesign Special Exhibition was held in conjunction with Habitare fair at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre 1 – 5 September 2010, presented unique, ecological lights. World-renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer from Germany was the Curator of the exhibition. 

Ingo Maurer (b. 1932), maestro of light and winner of several design awards, made his breakthrough with the table light "Bulb" back in 1966. His designs are always both technically intelligent and visually intriguing. In addition to lights, Maurer has designed light installations and lighting for public spaces, and held several exhibitions. Ingo Maurer's influence in the new generation of designers is deemed significant.

Ingo Maurer and Valo invited top-class international designers and young talents from Finland and abroad to take part in the EcoDesign Special Exhibition. The exhibition featured approximately 80 unique and ecological lights. We were very delighted that so many designers decided took part the exhibition.

For the first time the most interesting entries in the exhibition were awarded the EcoDesign prize EUR5000 donated by Finnish Fair Foundation. Head of jury, Ingo Maurer, decided to divide the EUR5000 prize sum among four designers. Finnish Interior Architect Samuli Naamanka was awarded EUR2000, and Garbage Designer Henrik Enbom (Finland), Designer Heath Nash (South Africa) and Architect Julien De Smedt (Belgium) awarded EUR1000 each.

Complete list of the Designers

Images of the exhibition