Institut finlandais has the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the Antrei Hartikainen solo exhibition on January 10th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Institut finlandais is pleased to introduce a Carte Blanche exhibition to Antrei Hartikainen in January 2019. The laureate 2018 of the Design Forum Finland’s Young Designer of the Year prize, Hartikainen is a master cabinetmaker and designer based in the village of Fiskars in Finland, and well known for his exquisite works in wood.

Hartikainen’s sculptural approach can be studied through his organic body of work, which simultaneously highlights the inspiration drawn from his material of choice, wood. The Carte Blanche exhibition proposes an atmosphere where one can sense how important it is to observe and explore our environment: a process that accompanies the designer’s work from the conceptualization to its final form:

“I observe the seasons, the effect of light and shadow in the environment, and attempt to transfer this delicate yet powerful transformation into my material, wood.”

“Carte Blanche à Antrei Hartikainen” is on view at Institut finlandais from January 10th to April 13th 2019. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Design Forum Finland.

Free entrance.

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Photo by Antti-Jussi Rantala.