SAUMA - Innovative Contemporary Design from Finland
Posted by Sebastian on Nov 17, 2008
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The Danish Design Center in Copenhagen is currently showing the traveling exhibition Sauma [Design as Cultural Interface], a presentation of innovative contemporary design from Finland.

The exhibition - produced by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York - contains around 20 projects that on different levels experiment with themes such as usability and user-experience.

My favorite projects has to be the most experimental ones. Like the Dance Shoes and Jacket for Lonely People by Aamu Song & Johan Olin as well as the intriguing roller blinds Better View Blind by Elina Aalto.

For some reason, the Design Center changed the exhibition-title to [User Driven Design], which is somewhat misleading if that is what you are looking for. Besides, an exhibition featuring user driven design from Finland would surely include Nokia and Linus Thorvalds who took a user-driven approach long before the term became popularized (neither are included).

In any case, if you can't make it to the physical exhibition space, SAUMA is accessible and well presented on the web too. It's worth a visit.

www.saumadesign.net

   
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