The “Fiskars Summer House” exhibition is to present ten designers’ views of the summer homes of admired Finnish artists.
“Design has always drawn inspiration from art, and every designer can surely name an artist whose work and lifestyle have inspired them. We like to play with the idea of these artists’ summer homes and how they could look,” explains exhibition producer Moona Tikka.
Exhibition architecture will be created by Joanna Laajisto and its visual approach by Double Happiness. Laajisto is to create a large summer home inside the Granary building of Fiskars Village, the rooms of which are divided among designers and their favourite artists.
“Summer, Fiskars and summer houses – is there a better combination for an exhibition? My great passion towards the cabin life and everything related to it makes this a dream project to me. The idea is to present the views of ten designers on how the artists’ summer houses could look like. I will divide the exhibition in to different functions of a summer house, from bedroom to sauna, so it will be interesting to see, how each designer will realize the spaces appointed to them”, Laajisto says.
Interiors will feature Finnish design by well- and less known designers. Exhibition items will also be on sale, and the venue will host various events during the summer.