Work of Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen, recipient of the Söderberg Prize 2015, will be displayed at the prize exhibition at the Helsinki Design Museum.
This includes the ceiling installation “Wood Cloud” which consists of a thousand thin pieces of wood hovering above the exhibits placed in frames and filled with quartz sand.
Curator Katarina Siltavuori explained:
“The restrained and harmonious nature of the exhibition reflects Ilkka Suppanen’s thinking concerning the environment and social responsibility.”
Over the course of his career, Suppanen has designed furniture, lamps and other products for numerous Finnish and international companies such as Artek, Marimekko, Iittala, Woodnotes, Vivero, Cappellini, Leucos and Zanotta.
Design by Suppanen has also been shown at the Venice Biennale and in MoMA in New York. His work is included in the collections of several leading museums including the Stedelijk in Amsterdam.
The exhibition runs from 29 January to 27 March.