Forms from Steam

2017-09-07 00:00:00 2017-09-16 00:00:00 Europe/Helsinki Forms from Steam The exhibition Forms from Steam has opened In the National Museum, presenting the design students' views on Finnish sauna culture and visions of the new sauna. http://arts.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e79710622bf852971011e7b7417fc5425047a447a4 Otakaari 2, 02150, Helsinki

The exhibition Forms from Steam has opened In the National Museum, presenting the design students' views on Finnish sauna culture and visions of the new sauna.

07.-16.09.2017

The exhibition Forms from Steam has opened In the National Museum, presenting the design students' views on Finnish sauna culture and visions of the new sauna.

The stoves, water buckets and ladles in the exhibition are unprejudiced visions of how sauna experience and sauna aesthetics appear in the eyes of designers from different cultures.

- These prototypes created by foreign design talents are open-minded and sophisticated visions of how the aesthetics of Finnish sauna ritual could be interpreted. It challenges our established conception of sauna experience and manages to emphasize the most important elements of Finnish sauna; understandability, honesty and simplicity, says industrial designer and lecturer Simo Puintila.  

The product concepts have been implemented during Form Exploration course as part of the Collaborative and Industrial Design master studies at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. The purpose of the course "Form Exploration" was to familiarize foreign design students with the Finnish sauna culture. The design challenge was to crystallize the personal experience and vision that was formed in the orientation to the objects to be designed.

Exhibition Forms from Steam in the National Museum from 7 to 16 September