30.12.2012. COMPANY GREETINGS!
Dear Friends of Company around the world.
We wish you had a great year 2012 and we'll meet soon again in 2013.
Aamu & Johan / COMPANY
24.12.2012. Merry christmas! Company goes on holidays, and to do some product testing. Above: Polar Bear Boots in –25°C standing on the ice of Teerilampi (Grouse pond) in Parkano Finland.
20.12.2012. New product Metroliina now available!
Manufactured by our Salamummo Eila Alijoki, in metro, in Helsinki.
Material: Wool. Size: 1600 X 220 mm.
Price: 79,00 EUR.
20.12.2012. Salakauppa / Secret Shop open every day until christmas eve!
Mon-Fri 14-19, Sat-Sun 12-18. Salakauppa, Postikatu1, 00100 Helsinki.
12.12.2012. 12 Designs for Nature -exhibition opens at Kellohalli, Helsinki. Company designed a stool ’Rudi-Kari’ for the project. 12 Designs for Nature is a project by Nikari, a Finnish manufacturer of wooden furnitures, where twelve designers were invited to design a piece for each month of the year.
07.12.2012. Salakauppa / Secret Shop open every day until christmas eve!
Mon-Fri 14-19, Sat-Sun 12-18. Salakauppa, Postikatu1, 00100 Helsinki.
07.12.2012. Da svidanya Moscow. It was snowy, sweaty and delicious. Now Company returns to Helsinki to take care of Salakauppa. With a secret password ’vodka’ we'll promise to keep your shopping experience warm with a secret souvenir bottle from Russia.
04.12.2012. Da svidanya! We go again to Russia to work out more Russian Secrets.This time we'll be mostly in Moscow meeting with old and new friends. ’Secrets of Russia’ products now available in our shop, Salakauppa, in Helsinki.
30.11.2012. We are visiting Stockholm and Uglycute space, where Editions in Craft are exhibiting Farmers' Gold project. Above: Company's StrawWool products in the exhibition.
28.11.2012. Back in Helsinki our Salakauppa turns into ’Sekreti Magazin’ (Secret Shop) when our Secrets of Russia -collection fills the shop. Spasibo for everyone who helped emptying the vodka bottles in the opening night!
Salakauppa is open: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18. Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki. Welcome, Dobro Pozhalovat!
22.11.2012. Company goes to Russia for a couple of days. This time we'll be staying in St. Petersburg preparing for more Secrets of Russia.
24.11.2012. Company will give a talk about our ’Secrets of Russia’ project in ’Jarmarka’ (Russian market). Time & place: 24th November. at 15:00 in The Russian Science and Culture Center, Nordenskiöldinkatu 1, 00250 Helsinki.
08.11.2012. Company visiting Tallinn, Estonia in search of Estonian Secrets.
03.11.2012. Company back in Helsinki. Peter (above) joins Company and will be working with us on various projects, like building a better storage system (also above).
30.10.2012. Our month in New York ends with hurricane Sandy causing havoc around the city. Luckily damages in Williamsburg, where we stay, are not too severe and life is already getting back to normal. Next COMPANY returns to Helsinki. Thank you Finnish Cultural Institute in New York so much for this exciting month. Kiitos!
19.10.2012. Thank you all for a very nice evening!
Picture above: COMPANY pecha kucha
in New Finnish Design City evening 18.10. at Marimekko store, 200 5th Avenue, NY.
18.10.2012. COMPANY will talk in New Finnish Design City pecha kucha evening. Place: Marimekko NYC store, 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Time: 7 – 8.30 pm.
15.10.2012. Huh huh! Thank you so much unknown passer-by who called the fire brigade last night! And thank you firemen of Helsinki! The shocking news this morning reported about a fire in our Salakauppa/Secret Shop in Helsinki. The fire started from the neon sign on top of the roof. Luckily fire brigade arrived quickly and the building suffered no damage. Salakauppa / Secret Shop will be open as usual: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18. Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki.
02.10.2012. COMPANY will be working in New York until the end of October. We'll set our office in the artist residence of Finnish Cultural Institute in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Our Salakauppa / Secret Shop in Helsinki will stay open as usual: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18. Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki.
01.10.2012. New products now available in Salakauppa / Secret Shop:
Käteiset / Handy Bags. Manufactured in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Material: Reindeer leather, wool lining. Sizes 7, 7,5 and 8 (for ladies), 9 and 10 (for men).
New edition of Work Dress in White and Navy Blue. Manufactured in Tampere, Finland. Sizes: XS, S, M, L.
22.09.2012. We are back in Helsinki. Two weeks in Russia took us to many new, krasiva factory friends. Our Secrets of Russia project grows and continues. The on-going exhibition ’Secrets of Russia’ in KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki is open until 07.10.2012.
09.09.–21.09.2012. Da svidanya! We are heading back to Russia to explore more Russian Secrets. ’Secrets of Russia’ exhibition in KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki is open until 07.10.2012.
08.09.2012. Company in TV. Crane TV from London visited Salakauppa last week and shot this nice video: www.crane.tv.
Our temporary Secret Factory (in the photo) closes down today – until popping up someday soon again. Secrets of Helsinki project is on display in Salakauppa until 21.09.2012.
07.09.2012. Secrets of Russia magazin will open for the first time! This Friday from 12-18, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Dobro Pozhalova! ’Secrets of Russia’ exhibition in open until 07.10.2012.
06.09.2012. Company will have a talk in Lahti in Feeling for Wood -conference. The seminar starts 9:30 on Thursday.
06.09.2012. Everyday Discoveries -exhibition opens in Suvilahti, Helsinki. Company shows Winter Tie and PinguWear in the exhibition, whcich is open from 06.–16.9.2012.
28.08.2012. Today Secret Factory manufactures:
Dog Stool (Koiratuoli), Helsinki Boot Brushes (Katukiviharja), Coffee & Tea. Welcome.
28.08.2012. Helsinki Boot Brush making in Secret Factory.
25.08.2012. We have a factory! Today is the opening day of ’Secrets of Helsinki’ exhibition featuring our new ’Secret Factory’. Welcome! Salakauppa, Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki. Open: every day 12–18. Factory and exhibition open until 5 September. More about the projects and reports of the Helsinki secrets here. Photo: Erling Sommerfeldt.
25.08.2012 Secrets of Helsinki products now available: Peltihallipakki / Tool House, Kehä1 / Helsinki Street Light, Vesitornimuki / Water Tower, Katukiviharja / Helsinki Boot Brush and Helsinki Huivi / Helsinki Scarf (not in the photo above).
Secrets of Helsinki:
Last summer Aamu Song & Johan Olin of COMPANY started a journey to find the manufacturers and makers still working inside Helsinki borders. The visits to the manufacturers in Helsinki are collected into an exhibition inside Salakauppa. The project gave birth to a range of new Helsinki products. New products inspired and based on each makers own traditions. Salakauppa will also have a new neighbor building, a Secret Factory, where more Helsinki products are made during the exhibition. ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project is part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme. More about the projects and reports of the Helsinki secrets here.
22.08.2012. Company tells about the secrets behind our ’Secrets of Russia’ project in KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum on Wednesday 22 August at 4pm (1st floor lecture hall).
The exhibition ’Camouflage’ in KIASMA is open 15.06.–07.10.2012.
23.08.2012. Company talks in WDC Pavillion / Designmuseum as part of Designer's Treasure Chest event. Thursday 23 August at 1pm.
20.08.2012. Getting ready for our exhibition ’Secrets of Helsinki’ in Salakauppa and its surrounding, Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki. Exhibtion opens on Saturday 25 August. ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project is part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme. More about the projects and reports of the Helsinki secrets here.
16.08.2012. Company takes part in a panel discussion in Helsinki Design Open, 12pm in Rautatalo, Keskuskatu 3, 00100 Helsinki.
12.08.2012. We designed a stool for Nikari, a Finnish manufacturer of sustainable wooden furnitures. ’Rudi-Kari’ stool follows the inventions of the Nikari masters, carpenters Rudi Merz and Kari Virtanen. It stands on Rudi's legs and carries Kari's head. The firm connection between the legs and the seat is made using parts of tree where a branch has grown – the strongest part of the tree – an innovation Rudi has previously used in coat hangers. The seat of the stool is shaped as sharp as Mr. Virtanen always is." More images.
08.08.2012. Company talk in Tallinn.
We'll have a talk as part of Feeling for Wood -conference on Wednesday 8 August at 2.00 pm. Address: Embassy of Finland, Kohtu 4, Tallinn, Estonia. Teretulemast!
29.07.2012. Our Festival starts in Tuusula, Finland and our mirror installation is ready for the opening concert. More images of the project.
27.07.2012. We are setting up an installation in Our Festival, Finland.This time we use mirrors with an aim to provide the audience as many kinds of views as possible. Our Festival, directed by Pekka Kuusisto, takes place by the Lake Tuusula, Finland from 29.07. to 04.08.2012. Since 2008 we've done the visuals, and spatials, for the festival (see ’Concerts in Woods I & II’ in the projects folder).
24.07.2012. A new video piece by A. Harris / Public Works Media of COMPANY's ’Sounds Of Sea’ sculpture in Auckland, New Zealand just came online. You can view the 2min video here.
20.07.2012. Opening of the exhibition SAMMEN / TOGETHER at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway. We just completed a new furniture for the museum foyer.
Our ’multicultural furniture’ is titled SAMMEN and it's where different religions and beliefs meet. The symbols, motifs and structures used in different religions are connected into one. A Christian church bench meets with Islamic prayer rugs, which grow Torii gates, that merges into pagodas that are equipped with ancient talismans, and more.
18.07.2012. We are in Trondheim, Norway, finishing up the installation of ’Sammen‘, our foyer furniture piece for Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The exhibition SAMMEN / TOGETHER opens on Friday the 20th of July 2012.
14.07.2012. Au revoir. We had a great time hosting the workshop in Domaine de Boisbuchet, France. Merci beaucoup Helga, Coco, Dimitris, Dr. Green, Mikhael, Oskar, Hadrian, Alessandro, Amarinh, Angela, Daniela, Mafer, Mei-ru!
06.07.2012. Company will be heading to south France to host a workshop in Boisbuchet. Our week will be a survival in ECO ECONOMY – a week without money. Domaine de Boisbuchet workshop is founded by Vitra Design Museum and Centre Pompidou. boisbuchet.org.
04.07.2012. Summer in Salakauppa. New edition of Birch Bark Bags now available. Salakauppa (Secret Shop) stays open the whole summer: Wed-Fri: 14-19, Sat 12-18. Postikatu 1, 00510 Helsinki. Come and meet our summer Salakauppias (sales person) Amanda.
02.07.2012. More Secrets from Russia. Just got a new delivery of goods. Among them a new version of our ’Strawberry Stool’. ’Secrets of Russia’ magazin (shop) will open soon in KIASMA, museum of contemporary art in Helsinki.
29.06.2012. Finishing up our furniture project for Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway. Saka and Johan smoothening the surfaces in Puuhevonen, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki. The project titled SAMMEN / TOGETHER will be revealed on 20th of July 2012.
21.06.2012. Company picking up wood works from Fiskars, Finland. These logs are part of a furniture project we are making for the Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway.
16.06.2012. ’Secrets of Russia’ revealed! Opening of exhibition ’Camouflage’ in KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki. We are exhibiting our ’Secrets of Russia’ project in the museum's 4th floor. The exhibition will be open 15.06.–07.10.2012.
15.06.2012. Opening of Ornamo 100 years exhibition ‘The Hands that Draw the Future’ in Kunsthalle, Helsinki. COMPANY participates in the exhibition with scale
models illustrating our present life, Salakauppa, and our future life ’the Factory’.
Photoshoot day at Company.
New pictures of Belgium Bags, Hood Bags
and of our upcoming ’Secrets of Russia’ products. Kiitos Minna, Verneri and Lee for super model work.
||COMPANY / Office
Kalliolanrinne 4 A 8
|COMPANY / Salakauppa
Open: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18
01.06.2012. And here is our new logo for 2012.
29.05.2012. Company go back to Russia.
We'll have a talk in the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg (part of Feeling for Wood -seminar), and stay for a couple of days working on our ’Secrets of Russia’ project.
23.05.2012. Setting up exhibition in KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum Helsinki. Exhibition ’Camouflage’ opens on 15.06.2012. We will exhibit our ’Secrets of Russia’ project in the museum's 4th floor.
22.05.2012. Printed matters ready for this years Our Festival. Our Festival, directed by Pekka Kuusisto, takes place by the Lake Tuusula, Finland from 29.07. to 04.08.2012. Since 2008 we've done the visuals, and spatials, for the festival (see ’Concerts in Woods I & II’ in the projects folder).
20.05.2012. Farmers' Gold -exhibition opens in Wanås Konst, Sweden. Company show StrawWool prototypes created for the Farmers' Gold -project by Editions in Craft. (Photo: Katrin Greiling)
15.05.2012. Company dating new factory friends in Finland. We are visiting companies working inside the city of Helsinki (more about ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project here) and factories in Southern Finland (more about those secrets later).
06.05.2012. It's TV night tonight.
YLE TV program ’Tekijä: Aamu Song’ will be shown on YLE Teema tonight 8PM. The epidsode can be seen on areena.yle.fi from tomorrow on. Kiitos Laura & team. It was nice to work with you.
30.04.2012. Company heading back to Finland after two lovely weeks in Russia.
This time our search for Russian secrects took us to Orekhovo Zuevo, Pavlovskye Posad, Nizhny Novgorov, Semenov, Verbilkie, Kalyazin, Zhostovo, Bogorodskoe and Moscow. The first results of our project ’Secrets of Russia’ will be exhibited in KIASMA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki) in June 2012. Dobro pozhalovat.
15.04.–30.04.2012. Da svidanya. Company go back to Russia to explore more Russian Secrets.
13.04.2012. Domaine de Boisbuchet summer program is out. Company will be hosting a workshop week in Boisbuchet this July. Our 7 days will be a survival in ECO ECONOMY - a week without money. More info and how to participate, please vist boisbuchet.org.
Domaine de Boisbuchet workshop is founded by Vitra Design Museum and Centre Pompidou.
13.04.2012. Packing products for the Milan Designweek.
Company participates in two exhibitions during this year's Milan Salone del Mobile.
18.04.–18.06.2012. ULTRABODY, Castello Sforzesco
Company show Dance Shoes, Riding Pants and Tailor in the exhibition.
17.04.–22.04.2012. Farmers' Gold, Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Company show StrawWool prototypes created for Farmers' Gold -project.
12.04.2012. Huppureppu / Hood Bag finally available!
Manufactured in Loimaa, Finland. Material: polyester (waterproof). Price 135,00 EUR.
Salakauppa (Secret Shop)
Postikatu 1, 00510 Helsinki
Open: Wed-Fri: 14-19, Sat 12-18.
12.04.2012. TV day at the office. YLE Teema is recording a day in the life of Aamu Song. The episode ’Tekijä: Aamu Song’ will be shown on YLE Teema on 6th of May and on areena.yle.fi on the following day.
30.03.2012. Hello. Meet Lee. Company new intern for the next three months.
26.03.2012. Company in Trondheim, Norway. We are starting a project for the Trondheim Kunstmuseum due to open in July 2012.
23.03.2012. Company visiting Fiskars. We are working on ’12 designs for nature’ project for Nikari. Our wooden stool project will be revealed in August 2012.
16.03.2012. Trastuitje! We are back in Helsinki after a month in Russia.
04.03.2012. Sapsan speed train takes us to Moscow for the weekend.
10.03.2012. Company Russia tour continues: Zhostovo > Sergiev Posad > Bogorodskoe > Nizhny Novgorov > Semenov.
28.02.2012. Local Matryoshkas in Semenov.
26.02.2012. Candy shopping in Nizhni Novrorod.
23.02.2012. Company in Bogorodskoe.
20.02.2012. Arriving to Zostovo.
19.02.–16.03.2012. Company tour Russia. We'll head east of Moscow to Zhostovo > Sergiev Posad > Bogorodskoe > Nizhny Novgorov > Semenov and more. Da svidanya.
10.02.2012. We keep ourselves busy touring around Helsinki visiting manufacturers and makers still working inside the city borders. The findings will be collected into an exhibition in summer 2012. ’Secrets of Helsinki’ project is part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.
The visits to manufacturers are reported here.
03.02.2012. Huh huh. Secret shop keeping = snow cleaning.
Snow or no snow, we are open:
Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18. Welcome!
26.01.2012. DesignWorld -exhibition opens in Designmuseum, Helsinki. Company shows ’Huppureppu / HoodBag’ in the exhibition. DesignWorld looks at international contemporary design with broad strokes, giving an overall picture of today’s design. Exhibition is open until 6.5.2012.
20.01.2012. We are back in Helsinki.
Salakauppa (Secret Shop) is again open and we have a new Salamummo! Eila will be working in the shop on Thursdays and Fridays.
Salakauppa open: Wed-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18.
19.01.2012. Company will give a talk in Stockholm.
Place & time: Obaren, Sturehof, Stockholm at 6PM. Välkommen.
The lecture serie is organized by the Stockholm Association
09.01.2012. Happy New Year from Hell's Hot Springs, Beppu, Japan.
Company holiday Beppu - Oita - Aso - Hakata - Busan ending soon and we'll return to Seoul.