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Song and Olin came up with their contribution to Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection in there studio in Helsinki. To arrive at the designs, the duo asked themselves what gifts the Finnish delegation might have brought to Korea in 1919 to inaugurate Finnish-korean diplomatic relations.
After much thought, they created a family of ceramics for Artek, each inspired by a Finnish seasonal or national ritual. Decorative and functional, the ceramics evoke the animist traditions of both Finland and Korea, and would have done a fine job of illuminating Finnish culture and folklore one hundred years ago.
The Pauper Coin Collector, the Midsummer Dream Vase, the Lucia Candleholder, the Easter Witch Vase, and the Easter Dog Vase – each design illustrates a tradition connected to the Finnish seasons. Drawing deeply on tradition and nature, playful and imaginative, COMPANY’s designs continue to be recognised throughout the world. Their work can be found in the permanent collections of Design Museum Finland, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Finland, Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Finland and The Icelandic Design Museum, and has been shown at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York.
Founded in 2000, COMPANY is a Finnish-Korean design practice founded by Aamu Song and Johan Olin. Based in Helsinki, Song and Olin work as artists, designers, and producers, in addition to running their own shop, Salakauppa – “secret store” in Finnish. One of their projects is Secrets: travelling to remote areas around the world, Song and Olin seek out traditional manufacturers, based on whose specific fields of expertise they create new designs. COMPANY’s work belongs to the permanent collections of Design Museum Finland, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Finland, Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Finland and The Icelandic Design Museum, and has been shown at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York.
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