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Nouvelle Saison
14.5.-27.8.2020

UU Market’s & Institut finlandais’ first collaboration, exhibition Nouvelle Saison, will take a new form online. 

Even though the world stays still, the seasons are shifting at Institut finlandais. Due to the current situation the exhibition can not take place in IF Gallery, as initially planned. However, with change comes a chance for something new, and we are excited to bring the exhibition to you remotely.

The exhibition’s selection of eight emerging artists highlights a recent generational shift in Finnish arts and design; glass and ceramics find a contrast from dark wood and glossy metal, which harmoniously complement each other. 

Designers: Milla Vaahtera, Hannakaisa Pekkala, Laura Itkonen, Paula Pääkkönen, Viivi Lehto, Kristoffer Heikkinen, Ville Auvinen, Laura Pehkonen

Insitut finlandais &
UU Market

The exhibition is curated by UU Market founders Hannakaisa Pekkala & Milla Vaahtera.

Read more about the exhibition here Institut finlandais

Find  here the UU Market Collection 

 

Photo: Hannakaisa Pekkala

Virtual Design Festival
15.4.-30.6.2020

I am very happy my works are presented as part of Virtual Design Festival powered by Dezeen.  

Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020. Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design. As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. 

VDF:
Ventura & Dezeen

The virtual selection, including my exhibition page, is curated by Ventura Projects. 

Please visit my virtual exhibition page here: 
Viivi Lehto, Garden Series / VDF

 

In the photo, Garden Series, Viivi Lehto 2020.

Photo: Markus Peltomäki

Ornamon Teosmyynti 7.3.-15.3.2020

You will find a selection of my Garden Series sculptures from Ornamon Teosmyynti/ Orrnamo Art & Design Sale. Opening hours Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 11-5pm.

Ornamo
Art & Design Sale

Opening March 6th at 5pm. Welcome !

Address: Kaapelitehdas/ Cable Factory, Puristamo.

 

In the photo, Honey Jar No.3, Viivi Lehto 2019.

Photo: Hannakaisa Pekkala

Winter Garden
7.1. –26.1.2020

Winter Garden is an oasis during the coldest period of the year. For me it is both the place and mindscape, offering a break and breath of summer while the nature is hibernating. 

It is like a trip through the Stargate into the middle of the exotic plants and flowers while only the frost is blooming outside. In my artworks the dreamy scenes are mixing with fairy tails, childhood plays and imaginative forms. 

The Garden, often repeating in my art, is representing to me unruliness, playful growth and freedom of spirit. 

The glass sculptures are made in the famous Nuutajärvi  Glass Village in collaborations with talented Glass Blowers. 

In Helsinki 19.12.2019, 

Viivi Lehto 

Exhibition at
Topelius Gallery

Winter Garden – Viivi Lehto

Opening Jan 7th 2020, from 5pm to 7pm. Welcome !

Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius

Address: Hietalahdenranta 17, Helsinki


In the photo, ”Gardener”, Viivi Lehto 2019.

Photo: Markus Peltomäki

Moisio Goes Kantola
16.11.-6.12.2019

Moision Kartano (Moisio Mansion) will present selection of Viivi Lehto’s art pieces as a part of the group exhibition in Kantola, Kotka. The exhibited Glass Sculptures are from the Garden Series, Viivi Lehto, 2019.

Moisio goes Kantola pop-up exhibition presents the curated collection from the notable Finnish artists; painters, glass artists and ceramists.  Exhibition venue Kantola, created by architect Alvar Aalto 1937,  is the crown of the Sunila area.

Artists: Lasisirkus /Alma Jantunen & Johannes Rantasalo, Nokuro Design / Petra Jäppinen, Ville Heimala, Veera Kulju, Viivi Lehto, Anssi Ruokokoski, Marita Kouhia, Laura Annala, Soile Yli-Mäyry, Paula Pääkkönen.

Shops: Finform Design, Dreams, Mustila Viini, Asta Vehviläinen, Pauli Luoma.

Photo: Markus Peltomäki, 2019

Exhibition at Moision Kartano 2020

The collaboration will continue after the pop-up exhibition. Moision Kartano (Moisio Mansion) will exhibit Viivi Lehto’s works as a part of the group exhibition fall 2020.

More about Moision Kartano

Selection of sculptures
in Habitare 2019

UU Market will present selection of Viivi Lehto’s art pieces as a part of their curated collection in Habitare, the biggest annual Furniture and Design Fair in Finland.

The exhibitionis in the Block area, which shows contemporary design and art including trend exhibitions and new studios.

11.-15.9.2019 UU Market at Block Area, Habitare Helsinki, Finland

Find us
in Block Area

Welcome to meet us at stand number 6n11 in Block area! 

Designers: Milla Vaahtera, Viivi Lehto, Paula Pääkkönen, Katztudio, Koivisto Studio, Minni Havas, Katerina Krotenko, Studio Signed & Laura Itkonen. 

Colorfulness, high quality, material experiments, traditional craftsmanship. UU Market’s collection is all of this.

Explore the UU Market collection

Helsinki Design Week 2019 & Erottaja 2: In the Garden / Puutarhassa

In the Garden/ Puutarhassa – Viivi Lehto exhibition is a part of the programme of Helsinki Design Week’s main venue at Erottaja 2 exhibitions and Room with a View -concept. The exhibition presents unique, colourful and multidimensional Glass Scuptures from Garden Series, Viivi Lehto, 2019.
 
Exhibition open 5.–15.9.2019 at Erottaja 2

Helsinki, Finland.

 

Room with a View

The Room with a View exhibition, curated by Anni Korkman, consists of about thirty rooms which each provide a different perspective on design work. The participants invited to exhibit represent various design fields, including clothing design, glass art, research, furniture design, graphic design and architecture.
 

Founded in 2005, Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture.

More about Room with a View

Bud & Joy exhibited at CHART in Copenhagen

Bud & Joy -glass sculptures are presented by UU Market at the CHART Art Fair, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019, Copenhagen.

UU Market exhibits selected works from eleven emerging Finnish artists and designers as a part of the Studio section.

Artists: Mervi Antila, Minni Havas, Elina Honkanen, Laura Itkonen, Viivi Lehto, Katztudio, Laura Merz, Matilda Palmu, Hannakaisa Pekkala, Paula Pääkkönen & Milla Vaahtera. 

www.chartartfair.com

UU Market / CHART Curator: Hannakaisa Pekkala

Photos: Garden Studio, Hannakaisa Pekkala, 2019

CHART Art Fair

UU Market / Chart Selection at Artsy

UU Market

CHART
Design Fair

CHART Design Fair presents ambitious contemporary collectible design from across the Nordic region, bringing together the best Nordic design galleries and emerging design studios. Focusing on unique contemporary works, limited edition pieces, and collectibles, CHART Design Fair unites established designers and emerging talents whose practices and originality contribute to the development of the Nordic design scene.

 

Exhibition open 30.8.-1.9.2019 at CHART, Den Frie

Copenhagen, Denmark.

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