Open during the European summer months,
“Summer, Fiskars and summer houses – is there a better combination for an exhibition?”, said Joanna Laajisto in the lead up to the exhibition. “My great passion towards the cabin life and everything related to it makes this a dream project to me.”
The idea was to present the views of nine designers on how the artists’ summer houses would look like to them. Laajisto divided the exhibition into different functions of a summer house, from a living room, a bedroom to a sauna, with each designer given the task of realising the spaces appointed to them. Each ‘room’ was constructed as a freestanding ‘house’ made of timber dowels and boards, designed to sit seamlessly within the rustic interior of the heritage building.
And although we are not necessarily focusing on the interior of each ‘room’ here today, each space features furniture, products and finishes by established and emerging Finnish designers and brands, with all items in the exhibition available for sale. If you’re so inclined, more information about the project can be found
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