Irrational Times, exhibition

With projects such as Collective Unconscious and The Sea Cult  in their portfolio, Polish studio Kosmos Project  (Ewa Bochen & Maciej Jelski) has established an almost anthropological design practice. The duo’s works often explore and incorporate elements of the arcane and profound, sourcing myths, folklore and history for material and inspiration. Their current exhibition  – Irrational Times –  a collaboration with Swedish designer Petra Lilja and curator Magdalena Poplawska, explores recurring themes in Norse and Slavic mythology and tradition.

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Helsinki Design Week 2015

Finnish design is today probably mainly associated with its history from the Saarinens, to Aalto, Wirkkala, and Tapiovaara, producers/brands such as Artek, Iittala, Arabia, Marimekko, and perhaps contemporaries such as Kukkapuro and Koskinen. This design heritage is omnipresent throughout Helsinki’s restaurants, bars and public spaces, from Tapiovaara chairs and Aalto pendants to pieces by lesser known designers like Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape and Werner West.

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KADK 2015 summer graduation show – highlights

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, or  KADK, put on a massive graduation show for 2015 with 220 projects on display, divided between 140 graduating architects and 80 designers. The sprawling show covers architecture, fashion, graphics, industrial and furniture design with projects ranging from experimental ceramics, spatial studies, art to a prehosptial hypothermal firstaid rescue bag.

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