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Johanna Vuorio, Manager Director of NIKARI, Wood Design Furniture and me, Iranzu Guijarro in Fiskars.

Johanna Vuorio, Manager Director of NIKARI, Wood Design Furniture and me, Iranzu Guijarro.

Excellent conversation with Johanna Vuorio, Manager Director of NIKARI, Wood Design Furniture from Finland. She was speaking in an emotional and beautiful way her feelings with the wood as a material and NIKARI way of working. A pleasure to listen to her. ”All the Designs are, in a way, silent. They have some kind of soul”.

This time, in Helsinki, I have collaborated with Jose M. Sanchez from Kinetic Pixels. A very good Spanish friend who lives in Helsinki since 7 years. It is not my first time working with him, I love his works and I like how he captures his emotion into his shootings. I always count with him in audiovisual point of view. Thanks Jose for your great work. A pleasure! Hope we can make more!

*DESIGN IN SOCIETY* Helsinki. Collaboration between Kinetic Pixels and me, Iranzu Guijarro.

*DESIGN IN SOCIETY* Helsinki. Collaboration between Kinetic Pixels and me, Iranzu Guijarro. FINLAND.

As you know Design in Society are audiovisual interviews with people who are into fashion, architecture, social art and performances. These conversations try to analyze what kind of effects provoke daily consumption of design in our society. The Idea is to make this research around the world, visiting the most trendy cities (Bilbao, Seoul, San Francisco, Doha, Helsinki, Shanghai…) chatting with lots of curious people and analyzing different point of views, reactions and ways of thinking.

Johanna Vuorio, Manager Director of NIKARI, Wood Design Furniture and me, Iranzu Guijarro in Fiskars.

Johanna Vuorio, Manager Director of NIKARI, Wood Design Furniture and me, Iranzu Guijarro in Fiskars.

*DESIGN IN SOCIETY* Helsinki.     NIKARI + KINETIC PIXELS + IRANZU GUIJARRO

Walking the fine line between art and design, Sebastian Errazuriz. Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz was raised in London; took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and a design degree in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. He currently lives and works in NY with parallel workshops in Santiago.

Some of his design and art pieces.

Tree table. This artwork questions the historic paradigm of using wooden boards to create a table. It proposes that no matter how beautiful or sophisticated our designs might be, the shapes we find in nature are often more mysterious and intriguing. In a simple act, Sebastian Errazuriz lays a tree horizontally, laser-cuts its branches to height, and places a glass on top.

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Boat Coffin was created to allow the user to take a voyage to the next world. It allows the “sailor” to say goodbye to his people on shore, and then go off on his own into deep seas and open skies, in a custom reminiscent of the funeral traditions of Egyptians and Vikings. The Boat Coffin has a functional motor and a plug on its side so the user can let the water sink the boat once he/she is ready to go.sebastianerrazuriz

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SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ

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SEbastian Errazuriz

Fear Expanded. 2012. Wood, Mirror. Collaboration with Jason Garcia.

Fear Expanded. 2012. Wood, Mirror. Collaboration with Jason Garcia.

INVISIBLE FEAR. VISIBLE FEAR. who has not been pursued by fear? How many times are we aware of feeling this emotion? And how many times does the transparency of this emotion arrive suddenly and you don’t know how to react?

Ryan Everson artwork makes me to think about this emotion. Realizing that now, in this present life, I’m afraid. That the transparency of past experiences and the present surroundings provoke me F.E.A.R. His sculpture, a giant bold letters sit in a field, they should be easy to spot, but they’re covered in mirrors so they mix with same colors and patterns of the surroundings. This action becomes invisible and full of stuffs. It doesn’t matter how big the fear emotion is, sometimes you cannot recognise it.

Definition of Fear: it is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull far away from it and usually hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger.

“My most recent work comes from abstract emotional states stirred up from specific self-reflective moments. These moments arise as I become more aware of myself in the present and my inability to control the future” Ryan Everson words.

ryan Everson. Fear expanded

Ryan Everson Fear Expanded

Ryan Everson. Fear Expanded

RYAN EVERSONS WEBSITE AND MORE ARTWORKS

WEDO GALLERY_Botanica New textures. New materials. New works of art and design produced by plastics. We*Do Gallery announced their new exhibition, “Botanica Project”, with the Design Duo Formafantasma.

Andrea Trimarchi & Simone Farresin’s work explores the role of design in folk craft, the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits. Botanica Project is their personal homage to plastic materials by investigating the history of polymers.

The Botanica Project we*Do Gallery

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Studio Formafantasma – two Italian designers based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

We*Do Gallery Exhibition: The Botanica Project.

We*Do Gallery Exhibition: The Botanica Project.

Botanica Project was commissioned by Plart , an Italian foundation dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation in the recovery, restoration and conservation of works of art and design produced in plastic. Andrea & Simone discovered unexpected textures, feelings and technical possibilities offered by natural polymers extracted from plants or animal-derivatives. The designers experimented with making plastic from natural resins, rubbers, shellac, wood and animal products. Such as, Rosin, Dammar, Copal (a sub-fossil state of amber), Natural Rubber, Shellac (a polymer extracted from insect excrement that colonize trees) and Bois Durci (a 19th century material composed of wood dust and animal blood).

The natural textures and honey-like colours of the resins evoke the memory of 20th century bakelite objects, however, the finish and details are somewhat archaic yet contemporary.

WEDO GALLERY_Botanica

WEDO GALLERY_Botanica

WEDO GALLERY_Botanica

Botanica Artworks will be Displayed at We*Do Gallery during the Exhibition period                  January to March 2013.        http://www.wedo-gallery.com

Iranzu GuijarroHundreds of events and activities across the city of London. Design brings London alive. First staged in 2003, nowadays, The London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important design event during ten days of festival of contemporary design. It is a showcase of some of the best creative ideas from the UK and around the world. Have started on 14.9 and finishes on 23.9. During this days, Art and Design galleries, parks, roads, everywhere…you can breathe design pieces. Last year, I’ve been there and the atmosphere of the city was amazing. I learnt a lot and I received a big fresh air. A Design Shock. You can enjoy workshops, talks and tour visits. Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s greatest museum of art and design, V&A collaborate for 4 years with the festival. The museum has a role as a Hub of the design. You can enjoy the permanent exhibition with some news pieces of the festival. Huge visual structures outside the museum, big space for relaxing around paintings and designs in the middle of a huge room of the museum and here you can get the information of the different design districts through London.   See the video.THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL at the V&A

www.londondesignfestival.com

Iranzu Guijarro

Iranzu Guijarro

Iranzu GuijarroRepublic of Fritz Hansen, Furniture Factory, Copenhagen.

FRITZ HANSEN started a Wood Furniture production company of his own in Copenhagen, 1872.  In the 30′, Fritz Hansen was a leader in Furniture created in laminate wood. His son, Christian E. Hansen, started experimenting with steam bending beench, new concept. Nowadays,Republic of Fritz Hansen invites a series of new designers to interpret the design philosophy of the actual company.

ARNE JACOBSEN (1902-1971), Arquitect and Designer. Bauhaus Movement.

IRANZU GUIJARROArne Jacobsen studied Arquitecture in Paris, 1924. Bauhaus movement was in the air. He totally dominates the fifties at Fritz Hansen. The collaboration started in 1934, when he creates the laminated ANT CHAIR. The Inspiration of the Ant came from Hvidt& Molggard’s AX- Series. Arne Jacobsen was and is  an admired and outstanding danish designer. His famous artworks in furniture design are ANT Chair, EGG, SWAM Chair and Sofa, Series 7 and Series 3300.

Iranzu GuijarroANT Chair Design, Arne Jacobsen.

Iranzu GuijarroSWAN Chair Design, Arne Jacobsen. Fifties.

Iranzu GuijarroEGG Chair Design. Arne Jacobsen.

POUL HENNINGSEN (1894-1967). PH. Designer and Writer.

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He pretty well invented modern Danish living. His lamps Designs are mostly in every houses of Denmark. His designs are still in production today. His artworks are manufacuring by the company  Louis Poulsen. His famous masterpieces are PH Lamp: The lamp is designed with multiple concentric shades to eliminate visual glare, only emitting reflected light, obscuring the light source. PH Artichoke: a chrome inner diffuser also assists in the proper even reflection of the light source.On this structure PH placed 72 copper “leaves” in twelve circular rows with six blades in each row.

IRANZU GUIJARROPH LAMP 50′. POUL HENNIGSEN

IRANZU GUIJARROPH Artichoke. Poul Hennigsen

Iranzu GuijarroPH Lamp. Poul Henningsen.

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Miia Magia (left) & Aleksandra Kahakorpi (right) Photo: Alejandro Lorenzo

Miia Magia Design is a Jewellery Design Brand based in Helsinki. Working in the simplicity and modernity style, from feminity to masculine look, Miia designs for all of fashion lovers who love to spice up their individual style with high quality accessories. “LESS IS MORE” it is always in her mind and it is the name of some jewellery pieces.

This finnish artist, started to create her designs in 2006, after her graduation as a dressmaker. She made jewellery only few years now, she wants to get bigger with her new project. Apart from designing, Miia Magia is a Dj and Make-up Artist for several years. In her collection you can find Satins, laces and crystals. Nuts and zippers.

She is currently working in PIN UP HELSINKI as a make-up artist collaborating with Fiona Timantti (Styling & Hair) and Saara Sami (Photography).

Iranzu Guijarro

Iranzu Guijarro

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIIA MAGIA.

When I first saw your artworks, the words that came to my mind were delicate, elegant, simple. What is the inspiration for your artworks? About your neckless, I am really curious to know about the origin of your inspiration. My inspiration can come pretty much from anywhere! Like when I saw a fallen disco ball on a storage of a club where I’m working as a dj. Or when I went to a hardware store to find things to my kitchen and I found a shelf full of nuts and got exited about those! It can be anything that looks interesting and not that ordinary to make jewellery. Sure I’ve got very basic stuff too, like satin and lace, but that tells something about my line, I want to give something for every taste.

Iranzu GuijarroYou use neutral colors for your designs. Do you think that you are influenced for your country aesthetic? To be honest I havent thought about that. But yeah, I guess we Finns are quite neutral folks. But maybe the simple reason is that my own favourite colours are black, white and grey! Apart from been Jewelry Designer, you enjoy playing music as Dj and you are professional Make-up Artist. Which of them is your favorite?I mean, I’m sure that your feelings change depending on the activity,  Which is your favorite feeling? Well they are both very important for me! As a dj and make-up artist I make my living. I’ve been djing already 7 years and been a make-up artist 4 years. I gratuated as a dressmaker about ten years ago and that’s the thing where my jewellery designing comes from. I’ve made jewellery only few years now, so I’m sure it’s getting bigger! And at the moment I’m most exited about my jewellery, because it’s the newest of my jobs. But as I said all of my jobs are very important for me and whatever I do, I want to do it perfectly!

Iranzu Guijarro

Iranzu guijarro

Iranzu GuijarroIs there any other project that you are currently working on? Yes, very interesting project called PinUpHelsinki! I work there as a make-up artist!

Finland or Denmark. Finland, That’s my home country! But I like Denmark too, they’ve got very very good Roskilde festival.

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More info you’ll find from her webpage www.miiamagia.com and her facebook page www.facebook.com/miiamagiadesign.

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