22.12.2011. Annyonghi kyeseyoo! Company go Korea.
We'll be back in Helsinki in mid-January. Our Salakauppa in Helsinki stays open until christmas eve. Merry christmas.
16.12.2011. Company go Russia.
We'll go to study some Russian Secrets and to meet some secret manufacturers.
14.12.2011. ARCHETYPE show in the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Thank you all for coming! ARCHETYPE exhibition is open from 19.12.2011 – 19.01.2012. Welcome.
14.12.2011. ARCHETYPE show in the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
We've been teaching this autumn at Aalto University, the department of Architecture. In this course, we've been studying how architects dress themselves and how they dress their buildings, and now the students have designed their own future dresses for their own upcoming future as architects.
09.12.2011. Salakauppa christmas calendar opening up day by day.
Salakauppa open: Wed-Fri 14–19, Sat 12–18.
07.12.2011. New Secret Shopping Bags now available.
4 different kinds. All in organic cotton. Printed in Germany.
23.11.2011. Salakauppa all gift-wrapped and ready for a white christmas.
Welcome: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18.
20.11.2011. New products! Belgium Bags from our ’Made in Belgium’ series now available. PAPA BAG (A bag for Father & Son, MAMA BAG (A bag for Mother & Daughter and a BABY ELEPHANT BAG. All in natural tanned leather.
08.11.2011. We'll be in Stockholm for a few days studying some Swedish secrets and to meet up with friends and colleagues. The photo above is the Biologiska Museet in Djurgården which one should absolutely not miss if visiting Stockholm.
01.11.2011. Huh huh. COMPANY is running around Helsinki visiting manufacturers and makers still working inside city borders. The visits to manufacturers are reported here. The findings will be collected into an exhibition in summer 2012. ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project is part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.
27.10.2011. Auf Wiedersehen. We're trying to finish with all unfinished protos at the office before Peter returns to Hamburg after a three month internship with us. It's been a great three months. Danke Schön.
14.10.2011. RED party in Salakauppa. Thank you all. It was red, hot and fun!
SALAKAUPPA in red until 12.11. We've made a special edition of COMPANY products all in red, and invited some of our favourite designers to join the Red-mad-dness. Exclusive red pieces available from Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Vik Prjónsdóttir & Nene Tsuboi. COMPANY / Salakauppa, Postikatu 1, FI-00100 Helsinki. Open: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18.
14.10.2011. SALAKAUPPA turns RED! We are brnging our REDSHOP collection from London Design Festival into SALAKAUPPA. COMPANY / Salakauppa, Postikatu 1, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland.
14.10.2011. We finally got pictures of our sculpture project Mt. Helga in Kongsberg, Norway. The sculpture is a silvery mountain where kids can climb, and is penetrated by two tunnels to crawl in. Mt. Helga is an homage to a girl named Helga, who is said to discover silver in a nearby mountain leading to silver mining industry and to the founding of the Kongsberg city. More pictures.
14.10.2011. If one is to believe what Etelä-Suomen Sanomat writes in their article (above), it surely looks like we have found a new sales person to our Salakauppa (Secret Shop). Johan Molander, the Swedish ambassador in Finland, has applied for the job. While we await for him to retire from his day job in the embassy, all applicants interested in becoming Salamummo or -ukki, please send applications to info(at)com-pa-ny.com. Tack så mycket.
13.10.2011. COMPANY will give a talk about ‘Secrets of Finland’. Designseminarium in Sibelius House in Lahti starts at 1PM.
24.09.2011. REDDRESS concert with Emma Salokoski, Jarmo Saari and Britten Sinfonia. REDDRESS in London Design Festival 2011. Event days: 22–25 September at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK. For more, visit: www.reddress.fi. Photo: Kate Elliot. REDDRESS event is organised by The Finnish Institute in London.
24.09.2011. 2-4PM. Put on your Red Shoes and Dance!
Afternoon dance party in COMPANY's Dance Shoes at V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA (next to York Hall).
22.09.2011. 2-4pm. Togetherness! We'll have our REDBOOK launch together with OK DO, who are launching their OK TALK book. Venue: REDDRESS, York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK.
22.09.2011. REDSHOP opens. We made a special edition of COMPANY products in red, and invited some of our favourite designers to join the Reddness. Exclusive red pieces available from Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Vik Prjónsdóttir & Nene Tsuboi. REDSHOP is open 22–25 September from 1-5pm. York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK. Welcome.
21.09.2011. REDDRESS ready for the opening concert. Photo: Kate Elliot.
20.09.2011. Setting up REDDRESS in York Hall, London. Event days: 22–25 September. Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK. For more, visit: www.reddress.fi.
13.09.2011. REDDRESS on its way to London. COMPANY will follow in a few days. We'll be staying in London setting up REDDRESS with RED SHOP and more REDDNESS during London Design Festival 2011.
09.09.2011. ‘Muotoseikkoja’ exhibition opens in Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland. COMPANY shows ‘Birch Me’ sweater in the exhibition. Exhibition is open until 08.01.2012.
06.09.2011. COMPANY is happy to be featured in the latest Blueprint magazine. The article about REDDRESS, COMPANY, Finnish secrets, money, lonely people and much more is written by Owen Pritchard. See more in the ‘bibliography’ folder.
04.09.2011. Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 opens.
COMPANY was invited to participate in Gwangju Design Biennale, South Korea. We did a project with local Bamboo masters in Jeolla-do province. The ‘Guiding Hats‘ are made with traditional technique and are worn by the staff and the guides working at the biennale.
02.09.2011. COMPANY will teach this autumn at Aalto University, the department of Architecture. We titled our course ’Archetype’ and it'll be about ’why architects dress the way they dress and does it reflect in the buildings they design?’ In the course we'll find out about it, and study through making how to present and exhibit architecture when the given platform is only you.
22.08.2011. www.reddress.fi site is now open!
REDDRESS with RED SHOP and more REDDNESS goes to London Design Festival 2011.
Event days: 22–25 September. Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK.
20.08.2011. We publish our rejected sculpture project ‘Stone Island’ designed for the new library building of Helsinki University. Click the link above or visit our ‘rejected works’ folder to see more unsuccesful stories.
15.08.2011. Company is back in Helsinki.
Meet our new intern Peter who'll be working with us until November.
08.08.2011. Company in Dam Yang, Korea.
We are working with bamboo hat makers in Jeolla Do province for a project for Gwangju Design Biennale 2011. Above Aamu and bamboo master No Sun Geol at work.
06.08.2011. Opening of the Waterfront promenade in Auckland.
We are so happy to see ’Sounds of Sea’ finally in use. More pictures here.
03.08.2011. Company will be in Auckland, New Zealand.
We're finishing up the installation of our sculpture project ’Sounds of Sea’ which will be located along the waterfront of Jellicoe harbor, a newly renovated part of downtown Auckland.
27.07.2011. Secrets of Helsinki
COMPANY sets on a journey to find the manufacturers and makers still working inside Helsinki borders. The journey and visits to manufacturers will be reported here and collected into an exhibition in summer 2012. ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project is part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.
24.07.2011. Our Festival starts in Lake Tuusula, Finland.
Company made visuals for the festival (since 2008 we've made the visuals, and some spatials also (see ’Concerts in Woods I & II’ in the projects folder). Photo: Maarit Kytöharju.
Our Festival is led by violinist Pekka Kuusisto who serves a mixture of the best music from the chambers and other places.
16.07.2011. Company on holiday in Lapland.
08.07.2011. Company visited manufacturers in Central Finland.
On the way back we paid a visit to our ’City Pets’ sculpture set in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
05.07.2011. New office space.
We've just rented more workspace for us. Visiting address stays same:
COMPANY | Kalliolanrinne 4 A 8, FI-00510 Helsinki.
26.06.2011. Company in London.
We are working on REDDRESS event taking place late September as part of London Design Festival 2011. Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London UK.
24.06.2011. Farmers' Gold straw workshop by Editions in Craft .
You can see our first results from the workshop here.
Tack så mycket Ikko & Renée, Eva, Halmets Hus, Steneby Skolan and all new friends!
17.–24.06.2011. Company go Dalsland, Sweden.
We are participating in a week-long workshop
with a group of designers and local craft makers.