United Stories 2017

 

 

Habitare’s new United Stories sales exhibition links Finnish and Asian designers and companies, and presents their new design at Habitare. Twenty companies and designers from Japan, China, South Korea and Finland took part of the project, and the results will be part of the Habitare Originals line to be introduced and sold at Habitare in September.

Asian food culture and, in particular, the rice-bowl dishes of many Asian countries will become familiar to visitors at the United Stories Café, and open-to-all workshops introduce Asian cultures to visitors.

Find the programme and the participated designers and companies below.

Pop up Shop by Common & United Stories Cafe by Fazer

Opening hours:

Wed 13.9. 10:00–20:00
Thu 14.9.–Fri 15.9. 10:00–19:00
Sat 16.9.–Sun 17.9. 10:00–18:00

PS The kitchen of the Cafe closes 30 min before the fair’s closing time.

 

United Stories Workshops timetable

Thu 14 Sept

11:00 Japanese tea tasting
12:30 Workshop – South Korean knot making
14.00 Japanese tea tasting
15:30 Workshop – South Korean patchwork

Fri 15 Sept

11:00 Japanese tea tasting
12:30 Workshop – packaging with Japanese Furoshiki fabric
14:00 Japanese tea tasting
15:30 Workshop – Japanese Tsumamizaiku flower decoration
17:00 Workshop – Chinese calligraphy

Sat 16 Sept

11:00 Tea tasting
12:00 Workshop – South Korean patchwork
13:30 Tea tasting
15:00 Workshop – South Korean knot making
16:30 Workshop – Chinese calligraphy

Sun 16 Sept

11:00 Tea tasting
12:30 Workshop – packaging with Japanese Furoshiki fabric
14:00 Japanese tea tasting
15:30 Workshop – Japanese Tsumamizaiku flower decoration

United Stories designers and companies 2017

 

Japan–Finland

Tokyo Saikai Co. Ltd and Maija Puoskari will produce NUPPU porcelain set for children.

tokyosaikai.commaijapuoskari.com

Taniguchi Aoya Washi and Hanna Anonen will produce PALETTI wall clock
Taniguchi Aoya Washi and Timo Niskanen are designing NEST light fitting

aoyawashi.co.jp, hannaanonen.com, himmee.com

Lapuan Kankurit and Makoto Kagoshima will produce KUKAT textiles

lapuankankurit.fi, makotokagoshima.com

Satoko Taguma is responsible for the Japan partnership.

China – Finland

Avarte Shanghai Furniture Company and Yrjö Kukkapuro will produce AKU kid’s rocking chair
Avarte Shanghai Furniture Company and Mikko Paakkanen will produce KYY chair
Avarte Shanghai Furniture Company and Susan Elo and Sami Lahtinen will produce RISUKKO light fitting

avarte-cn.com, kukkapuro.fi, paakkanen.fi, susanelo.com

Lennol Oy  and Yuan Long and Pan Jiangfeng will produce THIRD ALPHABET floor cushions and ART ON TEH WALL yoga mat

lennol.fi

Dodo Oy produces the China – Finland co-operation

South Korea – Finland

Mongsengee Corp. and Johanna Gullichsen will produce shoulder bags

Johanna Gullichsen Textile & Craft Design and Soon Ja Yang (Monsengee) will produce aprons

mongsengee.co.kejohannagullichsen.com

Bang Jeon Lee is responsible for the South Korea partnership.

 

United Stories Exhibition is produced by the designer Satoko Taguma. The exhibition architecture designer is Naoto Niidome