Two breakthrough Finnish designers from Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial will discuss their explorations of design, memory, and making with Triennial curator Andrea Lipps.
Tuomas Markunpoika made his piece Engineering Temporality to honor his grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He welded steel rings over a traditional wooden cabinet and then burned away the wood, leaving behind a lacy shell of blackened metal. Kustaa Saksi creates sinuous textiles inspired by his memories of growing up in Kouvola, Finland. His Jacquard tapestry Reveille employs images of moths, bats, and celestial constellations to visualize the sleeping mind at the edge of waking up.
Event sponsored by the Finnish Cultural Institute’s Mobius Fellowship Program.
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by generous support from Edward and Helen Hintz and Madeleine Rudin Johnson.
Additional funding is provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, Margery and Edgar Masinter, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Ehrenkranz Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Rockwell Group, Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, and the Consulate General of Finland.