WOOD WORKS!

The Copper Smithy Summer Exhibition at Fiskars
9 May – 26 September 2010

WOOD WORKS!, the summer exhibition of 2010 of the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars continues the cooperative’s tradition of material-based exhibitions by addressing a single body of material – wood and the forests in all their variety. The theme of the forthcoming exhibition begins with the forests and ends with the artworks and products derived from them. The cooperative has staged extensive exhibitions of high standard at Fiskars since 1994.

WOOD WORKS! takes as its focus wood as a living organism and material, addressing man’s relation to timber both growing and processed, and the mental and ecological significance of wood. What are the immaterial products of the forest? What successful product could be made of wood or the forests without felling timber? What intellectual qualities are needed to understand wood? How is climate change affecting our relationship with wood? In addition to these, other questions will arise.

During the exhibition, forest growth in Finland will exceed 100 million cubic metres per year for the first time in history. How much of this growth will we use and for what purposes? How much of it will we leave to nature? Considerable changes are taking place in forestry regulations, and industry is not alone in competing over forest resources. The forests can provide the new “intellectual building blocks” that are particularly needed at present.

WOOD WORKS! seeks new answers to the issues of the meaning and materials of wood through the themes of 1) wood and ecology, 2) traditions and new skills, and 3) the forests as a source of inspiration.

Some forty architects, designers, artisans and visual artists will be invited to participate with new perspectives providing catalysts for new ways of thinking regarding wood. The wood design studios of higher institutions of learning will make their own proposals for the exhibition, and companies and organizations of forest and timber industries will be linked to its themes. Naturally, Fiskars’ own artisans, designers and artists will participate through a jury selection process. Members of the working group will also have the opportunity to make additions to the exhibition.

Extra events related to the theme will be held at Fiskars during the exhibition. The Puumarkkinapäivät timber construction market event will take place on 19 June and a seminar will be held in September 2010.

Kutsutut osallistujat | Inbjudna deltagare | Invited participants
Eeva-Kaisa Ailus, artist
Soili Arha, textile artist
Heikki Aska, cabinet maker
Backman
Marko Escartin, cabinet maker
Georg Grotenfelt, architect, film maker
Terike Haapoja, artist
Eero Haikala, interior designer
Pentti Hakala, interior designer
Jussi Heikkilä, artist
Simo Heikkilä, interior designer
Mikko Heikkinen & Markku Komonen,
architects
Kaarina Huhtiniemi, interior designer
Putte Huima & Otso Virtanen,
students of architecture
Huonekalutehdas Korhonen
(Furniture manufacturer Korhonen)
Seppo Häkli, architect
Tapio Hämäläinen, graphic designer
Juha Ilonen, architect
JKMM Architects: Teemu Kurkela
Jouko Järvisalo, interior designer
Sade Kahra, photographer artist
Aimo Katajamäki, graphic designer, artist
Petri Koivusipilä, cabinet maker
Markku Kosonen, interior designer
Ritva Kovalainen & Sanni Seppo,
photographers
Hannu Kähönen, industrial designer
Jouko Kärkkäinen, designer
Jouni Laiti, cabinet maker
Anu Leinonen, designer
Olavi and Jan Lindén, luthiers

Livady Architects
Rudi Merz, cabinet maker
Jukka Mäkelä, artist
Jussi Nordberg, wooden boat builder
Ron Nordström, artist
Mikko Paakkanen, designer
Jaakko Pakkala, artist
Tero Pelto-Uotila, designer
Tuulia Penttilä, cabinet maker
Pook Architects
Pentti Raiski, Katariina Rautiala
Jorma Puranen, artist
Maria Riekkinen, designer
Ilona Rista, designer
Jenni Roininen, interior designer
Kristian Saarikorpi, master goldsmith &
Kirsti Doukas, designer
Anneli Sainio, ceramic artist
Arto Salminen, cabinet maker & Simo Heikkilä,
interior designer
Tuomo Siitonen, architect
Arto Sillanpää, cabinet maker,
furniture designer
Janna Syvänoja, artist
Kaisa Takala & Hanna-Liisa Pykälä,
architects
Talli Architects and Designers
Nora Tapper, artist
Viivi Varesvuo, graphic artist & Marjo Tokkari,
photographer
Esa Vesmanen, designer
Karin Widnäs, ceramic artist
Yrjö Wiherheimo, interior designer
Kari Virtanen, cabinet maker
Katja Öhrnberg, artist

Wood Studio of the Department of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology, Aalto University
Wood Studio of the Department of Architecture of the Tampere University of Technology
Wood Studio of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Aalto University
Kuopio Academy of Design
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
Lahti Institute of Design
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
Salo Region Professional College
Technical Research Centre of Finland

Näyttelyn työryhmä | Utställningens arbetsgrupp | Exhibition working group

The exhibition working group is chaired by interior architect, Professor Simo Heikkilä and its members are the architect Georg Grotenfelt, interior architect Markku Kosonen and carpenter Kari Virtanen. Exhibition coordinator Pirkko Tuukkanen is the secretary of the working group.

Lehdistölle | Till pressen | For the press

Press release

Press images

WOOD WORKS
general picture 1, 2010
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WOOD WORKS
general picture 3, 2010
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WOOD WORKS
Jussi Heikkilä, Lifter, 2010
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WOOD WORKS
general picture 9, 2010
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WOOD WORKS
Architects LIVADY, 2010
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WOOD WORKS
Aimo Katajamäki, Scarfaces, 2010
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HANNU KÄHÖNEN
Storage box 1
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HANNU KÄHÖNEN
Storage box 2
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HANNU KÄHÖNEN
Storage box 3
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HANNU KÄHÖNEN
Storage box 4
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JORMA PURANEN
Icy Prospects, 2008
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JORMA PURANEN
Icy Prospects, 2008
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OLAVI and JAN LINDÉN
Acoustic bass guitar, 2010
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OLAVI and JAN LINDÉN
Double bass, 2010
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OLAVI and JAN LINDÉN
Horn bass, 2010
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OLAVI and JAN LINDÉN
Horn bass, 2010
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SADE KAHRA
Peak experience, 2010
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SOILI ARHA
Fanfares, 2010
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SOILI ARHA
Fanfares, 2010
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VIIVI VARESVUO & MARJO TOKKARI
From the series Syystäkin, 2010
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VIIVI VARESVUO & MARJO TOKKARI
From the series Syystäkin, 2010
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JAAKKO PAKKALA
Mind of the Tree, 2007
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JAAKKO PAKKALA
Mind of the Tree, 2009
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YRJÖ WIHERHEIMO
Stub 1, 2007-2010
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YRJÖ WIHERHEIMO
Stub 2, 2007-2010
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YRJÖ WIHERHEIMO
Stub 3, 2007-2010
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SANNI SEPPO
Evening in the Forest
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RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
Red Forest, 1995-2007
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RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
Moonlight, 1997-2007
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RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
Silvicultural Operations, 1999-2007
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RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
Plought Earth, 1999-2007
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RITVA KOVALAINEN & SANNI SEPPO
Burned Forest, 2003-2007
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Näyttelyä ovat tukeneet | Utställningen har understötts av | The exhibition is supported by

The exhibition is supported by: Fiskars Corporation, Ministry of Education, Svenska Kulturfonden, Metsämiesten Säätiö, The National Council for Design, DLH Finland Oy, Amperin linja-autoliikenne Oy, Fiskarsin Laatupuu, FT-Transport Oy Ab, Hotel Restaurant Fiskars Wärdshus, Olof Ekman Oy Ab and Restaurant Kuparipaja.