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Welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Friday 16 March 2012 at 6pm
At Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center


Educational resource in creation
Exhibition, Seminar, workshop, Film, Music, dance

Time and Place

Seoul 17 March~ 14 April 2012 at Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Center
Opening 16 March 2012(Fri) at 6.00pm

Curator Amie Ann



In cooperation with

Artek, Iittala, Fiskars, Avarte, Dodo Design, AIMO Hämeenlinna Visual arts school, Suomen Visiotalo Oy, Department of Architecture University of Seoul, HAMK Hämeenlinna University of Applied Sciences, Embassy of Finland in Republic of Korea

Participated design companies and designers

Iittala, Artek, Avarte, Dodo Design, Kari Virtanen, Saas Instruments, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Harri Koskinen, Showroom Finland, Ilari Airikkala, Sami Rinne, Jouko Karkkainen Heta Kuchka, Tonfisk, Outi Heiskanen, Janne Laine, Timo Salli, Tuuli Autio, Mikko Paakkanen, Fiskars,, Sectodesign, Oiva Toikka, Marja Suna, Pertti Makinen, Arto Salminen, Oliver Walter, Teemu Karhunen, Heini Riitahuhta, Aino Vainio, Johanna Gullichsen

Design Finland exhibition, organized by curator Amie Ann, will take place from 17 March to 14 April at Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul Arts Centre in Korea. It is the first large exhibition in Korea introducing Finnish design culture and lifestyle. The exhibition is held by Finnish leading designers and artists and educational expertise.
Design Finland focuses on sustainability and timeless design. Nowadays, design is an important topic in Korea. High standard of living made life rich, on the other hand, caused unreasonable consumption and thoughtlessness towards both environment and ethics. In this context, the exhibition will introduce a new role of design, inherited culture and lifestyle.

The format of interactive presentation helps introduce Northern European design culture considering human and environment at the same time. By recreating Finnish Home and Classroom, cooperated with Iittala, Artek, Saas Instruments and Avarte, will offer a great opportunity to experience art and design in everyday life and develop creative thinking.

Also, related events, such as seminar and workshops with Finnish artists and designers, will suggest an illustrative and inspiring approach to design philosophy and view of life. Press release