Monthly feature, November 2018 – Pentti Sammallahti

1.11.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In November, we interviewed the photographer Pentti Sammallahti whose monochrome imagery has offered us comforting sceneries already since decades; photographs that help us see and value the small, delicate details of everyday life. Pentti Sammallahti is in Paris during the …

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Monthly feature, October 2018 – Tuomas Laitinen

1.10.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In October, we interviewed Tuomas Laitinen during the Paris Fashion Week when the fashion students of Aalto University showcased their collections at the institute. Laitinen is a lecturer at Aalto University, a fashion designer and one of the founders of …

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Monthly feature, September 2018 – Katja Hagelstam

1.9.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work shed light on today’s Finland and France. Lokal is a gallery and a concept store in the heart of Helsinki exhibiting Finnish art and design. Lokal is often referred to as THE place for design in Helsinki. The gallery was established in 2012 by Katja Hagelstam and …

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Monthly feature, August 2018 – Johanna Råman

1.8.2018

This month, we sat down with Johanna Råman, the new director of Institut finlandais, and asked her a few questions. Could you tell us a bit about yourself, what is your background? My name is Johanna Råman and my background is mostly related to music. Previously, I worked in a multidimensional music event called Meidän …

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Monthly feature, July 2018 – Renata Jakowleff

1.7.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. At the opening exhibition of the renewed institute, an artwork entitled “Reflection painting, gold” by Renata Jakowleff will be presented. The inspiration behind this commissioned work, which is made of more than 120 000 glass beads, has been the premises …

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Monthly feature, June 2018 – Juhani Pallasmaa

1.6.2018

Juhani Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and the former professor of architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology. He is also the former Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. His most notable architectural works include Kamppi Centre in Helsinki, Rovaniemi Art Museum and the Finnish Institute in France. Juhani Pallasmaa has written and published …

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Monthly feature, May 2018 – Joanna Laajisto

1.5.2018

Founded in 2010, Studio Joanna Laajisto has established itself in a short time among top designers in the world to watch. Joanna Laajisto has also designed the interiors of the renewed institute, which will be reopened in July 2018. We talked with her about the institute’s forthcoming and earthy universe, encounters in the space and …

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Monthly feature, April 2018 – Osma Harvilahti

1.4.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. Beyond just a simple statement of how things are, the observant gaze of Osma Harvilahti, a Finnish Paris-based photographer, help us seeing the surrounding compositions and their meanings, proposing more than just one possible conclusion to the story. Osma shared …

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Monthly feature, March 2018 – Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

1.3.2018

Maison Louis Carré was designed by Alvar Aalto for the French art dealer and collector Louis Carré and his wife Olga in 1959. This masterpiece of modernist architecture combines buildings, garden, furniture and interior design, resulting in a total work of art. It is Aalto’s only remaining building in France. Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, the director of …

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Monthly feature, February 2018 – Maria Korkeila

1.2.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creatives whose work sheds light on today’s Finland and France. In February, we met Maria Korkeila, a designer who has been awarded at the Hyères Festival and who has worked for Rick Owens’ textile team as well as YSL’s womenswear team. Re-invented DIY and punk aesthetics could be words to …

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Monthly feature, January 2018 – Sonya Lindfors

1.1.2018

Every month, Institut finlandais highlights creators whose work marks Finland and France today. From the stage to the street, from musicals to video clips, choreographer Sonya Lindfors transgress genres and registers. Born in 1985 and coming from the very juvenile Finnish hip-hop scene, she is now one of the most prominent choreographers and artistic directors …

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