Here's what we are up to at the moment.
20.12.2016. Loveliest holiday wishes from COMPANY!
We are still open until christmas eve:
SALAKAUPPA X Artek Helsinki store: Keskuskatu 1B, 0010 Helsinki, open daily 10-19
SALAKAUPPA: Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, open daily 13-18
COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA: Laivurinkatu 10, 00150 Helsinki, open daily 14-18
02.12.2016. Packing new edition of our matryoshkas for christmas at COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA.
We are open (almost) everyday 12-18 until christmas. COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA Laivurinkatu 10, 00150 Helsinki, Finland. Welcome. We Work. You Shop.
01.12.2016. SALAKAUPPA now open everyday 13-18 until christmas.
Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki. Welcome!
28.11.2016. NEW PRODUCTS available from SECRETS OF JAPAN -collection.
KOKESHI SWEATER & LEGGINGS – knitted Kokeshi Spirit. Made in Rakvere, Estonia. Design by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Material: 100% Merino wool yarn from Japan. Size: S, M, L. Price: 125,00 EUR
20.11.2016. Exhibition ’Yhes’ opens in Lokal Helsinki. COMPANY is happy to be part of this beautiful table setting above. Fruit, Tatti and Onion Matryoshkas now available in Lokal Helsinki, Annankatu 9, 00120 Helsinki.
13.11.2016. SALAKAUPPA pops up in Artek Helsinki store!
A great selection of items from our Secrets of Finland and Secrets of Russia collections available this christmas.
Artek Helsinki store Keskuskatu 1B, 00100 Helsinki. Open mon-fri 10-19, sat 10-18.
07.11.2016. SECRETS OF SERBIA. We continue our search for new Secrets – country by country.
We'll be spending this week around Belgrade searching for local secrets. Above visiting Mr. Stepanovits and his amazing one-man factory.
21.10.2016. Secrets of USA. Purple Martin bird houses in Amish Country, Pennsylvania.
19.10.2016. Arriving to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
COMPANY traveling this week around the state of Pennsylvania in search of the Secrets of USA.
18.10.2016. DEFINITION SERIES: SECRETS
7pm - 9pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street, New York.
An evening of sharing secrets and launching of COMPANY's ’Book of Secrets’.
With Jesse Connuck, Kaarina Gould, Daniel Perlin, Troy Conrad Therrien and Eva Franch i Gilabert.
More info. #definitionseries #storefrontseries @storefrontnyc
16.10.2016. COMPANY continue our journey to find the Secrets of USA.
On 18th October we'll be having an event and book publishing at Storefront, Kenmare street 97, NYC. The Book of Secrets is an archive of all the Secret projects we've done in the past 10 years. The book travels through the Secrets of Finland, Korea, Belgium, Estonia, Russia, Japan, and half way through USA.
15.10.2016. We made a book!
THE BOOK OF SECRETS gathers all of our Secrets projects and
celebrates the 10 year long journey into the Secrets.
266 pages with over 400 colour photos and illustrations. Secrets from nine different countries: Secrets of Finland (2007–), Secrets of Korea (2008–), Secrets of Vietnam (2008–), Secrets of Belgium (2010–), Secrets of Sweden (2011–), Secrets of Russia (2012–), Secrets of Estonia (2013–), Secrets of Japan (2015–) and Secrets of USA (2016–).
22.09.2016. Mushroom season arrived to SALAKAUPPA, Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.
Salakauppa open again normally from Wed-Fri 13-18 and Sat 12-18. Welcome.
20.09.2016. Paint work at office. COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA Laivurinkatu 10, 00150 Helsinki, Finland. Open Wed-Sat 14-18 (closed irregularly).
11.09.2016. The final Secret Statue Suvi Saloniemi! Curator, design lover, intendant of Design Museum in Helsinki. Thank you so much! And thank you Helsinki Design Week and everyone who came to the event.
Secret Statue brought statues to life. We invited or heroes to give speeches every day during the Helsinki Design Week.
10.09.2016. Secret Statue: Laura Sarvilinna! Design promotor and the power behind Habitare fair – and surely the busiest lady of the week – had a quick but unforgettable moment as a statue.
09.09.2016. Secret Statue: photographer, gallerist, shop keeper and Helsinki lover Katja Hagelstam delivered a beautiful speech about the beauty of her hometown Helsinki.
08.09.2016. Secret Statue: Kasperdamus aka Kasper Strömman sharing prophecies of the future of Finland.
Secret Statue is be a series of moments bringing statues to life. Invited guest statue-persons will give speeches during the Helsinki Design Week. A ceremonial unveiling of a new statue takes place every day at 7 pm. The project is part of HDW HOP City Installations.
07.09.2016. Secret Statue of today: our hero, artist
Unveiling of a new statue every day 05.–11.09. at 7 pm.
06.09.2016. Todays Secret Statue: The Amazing Maija Tanninen-Mattila!
Director of Helsinki Art Museum HAM and the Mother of all statues and public sculptures in Helsinki. Over 200 public sculptures in the city belong to theHAM collections.
Unveiling of a new statue every day at 7 pm.
05.09.2016. First Secret Statue Johan Olin & Aamu Song tell about the upcoming program of the week of Secret Statues.
It'll be an amazing line-up of live statues. Unveiling of a new statue every day at 7 pm.
05.09.2016. SALAPATSAS / SECRET STATUE ready for the first unveiling of a statue.
Secret Statue is a public art work that transforms SALAKAUPPA into a living sculpture. Secret Statue will be a series of moments bringing statues to life. Invited guest statue-persons will give speeches during the Helsinki Design Week. A ceremonial unveiling of a new statue takes place every day at 7 pm. The project is part of HDW HOP City Installations. SALAKAUPPA open Mon-Sun 13-18.
03.09.2016. All ready with our Secret Studies installation at the exhibition ’research, re:researched’ at Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul, Korea. Secret Studies installation connects the items from our Secrets collection with the secret materials behind. Exhibition opening tonight at 6pm. We'll have artist talk with curators Cho Juri and Yang Yujin from 5 pm to 6pm. Oso oshipsio!
03.09.2016. COMPANY will share some of our secrets in an exhibition ’research, re:researched’ opening on 3rd of September at Post Territory Ujeongguk, Seoul.
31.08.2016. Opening of Mode and Moments, 100 years of Korean fashion at Seoul Culture Station, Korea. Our installation View on Life looks into the future through a wide selection of COMPANY clothing and art objects. Exhibition open until 22nd of September. Kamsahamnida Mee Hye Lee, Choi Chong Hwa and Vogue Korea.
31.08.2016. COMPANY in Seoul. We are setting up our room for the upcoming exhibition Mode and Moments opening at Seoul Culture Station, Korea.
16.08.2016. Huh huh. Packing for upcoming exhibition in Seoul, Korea.
exhibition Mode and Moments opens on 31st of August at Seoul Station, Korea. It'll be a show of 100 years of Korean fashion. We were invited to envision a view in to the future of fashion – and life. Next week we're off to Seoul to set up the exhibition.
15.08.2016. Finishing of the installation of Maljakkopuu (Flower Vase Tree) a series of scupltures for Espoo Hospital.
Maljakkopuu is a commissioned art work for a new hospital in the city of Espoo due to open in early 2017. Maljakkopuu is a set of 18 steel trees that each holds 21 mouth-blown glass flower vases. The trees are located by the entrance of each 18 wards of the hospital. Visitors can pick up aflower vase on their way to the patient rooms. The art work is comissioned by EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
04.08.2016. Helsinki Design Week 2016 program published today.
COMPANY participates with a project Secret Statue – a public art work that transforms SALAKAUPPA into a living sculpture. Secret Statue will be a series of moments bringing statues to life.Invited guest statue-persons will give speeches during the Helsinki Design Week. A ceremonial unveiling of a new statue takes place every day at 7 pm. The project is part of HDW HOP City Installations.
15.07.2016. Salakauppa in new CALL store in Spiral building Tokyo, Japan.
A large selection of items from our Secrets of Finland and Secrets of Russia collections available in this new shop by Akira Minagawa. Photo above: Masahiro Sanbe.
A cabinet full of secrets from Russia and Finland at Call store. Tokyo, Japan.
30.06.2016. NEW PRODUCT!
SMALL CITY PUZZLE An eight piece puzzle. Material: Birch, stained. Manufactured by Haapareppu in Joutsa, Finland. Design: COMPANY / Johan Olin. Size: 160 x 90 x 16 mm. Price: 29,00 EUR.
12.06.2016. Opening of exhibition Objects of Desire at Design Museum Helsinki. The exhibition explores contemporary one-off and edition-based design objects that combine new craftsmanship and conceptual design. COMPANY's Mushroom Forest from our Secrets of Northern Japan series is part of the show. Objects of Desire is open at Design Museum Gallery until 21 August 2016. Exhibition is curated by Suvi Saloniemi. Photo above: Jussi Tiainen.
Mushroom Forest (picture above)
Material: Maple wood, Paint (trad. Tsugaru nuri lacquer technique) Brass, LED light
Wooden Mushroom Made by Kon Akira in Odate, Japan. Tsugaru nuri painting made by Mikami Yuji in Aomori, Japan.
Wooden base made by Punavuoren Puuhevonen in Helsinki, Finland. Brass lamp shade made by Painopojat in Urjalankylä, Finland. Brass structure made by Jukka Merta in Selki, Finland
Designed by COMPANY / Aamu Song
26.05.2016. Exhibition Roundabout Baltic opens at Regional Museum Stalowa Wola, Poland. We are part of the exhibtion with our Pixel Lamp and August Stool for Nikari. This touring exhibtion will open next at the Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden (22.06.-11.09.2016) and later at the Estonian Museum Of Applied Arts And Design, Tallin (08.10.2016-28.12.2016).
26.05.2016. Opening of exhibition BoA 2016 (Aalto University Bachelor's of Arts graduation show).
COMPANY Aamu & Johan are the proud patrons of this beautiful show. The exhibition is open until 17June at Lume Gallery, Hämeentie 135 C (Aalto University main entrance), Helsinki.
25.05.2016. Today post from Japan. Inside this stamp-art-work-envelope we found latest number of Kokeshi Jidai -magazine with ten pages of COMPANY secrets.
Kokeshi Jidai -magazine. Thank you for a great article Genqui & Ayami.
20.05.2016. SAKUNAMI TREES now available!
Material: Japanese Maple, Paint. Made by Hiraga Teruyuki in Sakunami, Japan.
Designed by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Sizes:
12 to 16 cm in height. Price: 124,00 EUR
Sakunami Trees are based on the tradition of wooden dolls (Kokeshi)manufacturing of Sakunami region.
Sakunami Trees take their inspiration from the elaborate line paintings typical for Sakunami tradition. We designed the trees originally for our exhibition Secrets of Northern Japan at Aomori Museum of Art in 2015.
27.04.2016. NEW PRODUCTS!
Finnish Forest Scarf (Sekametsähuivi) & Finnish Forest Handkerchief (Sekametsätaskuliina)
Designed by Johan Olin / COMPANY. Material 100% cotton. Size: 920 x 920 mm / 460 x 460 mm. Price: 42,00 EUR / 17,00 EUR.
27.04.2016. Helsinki Design Weekly Studio.
We had a lovely talk with Crystal Bennes about
the secrets behind our practice – and much more. You can read the article here. Photos were taken by Veera Konsti.
25.04.2016. COMPANY FAIR exhibition opens at Kokeshka – Art, Entertainment and shop space in Kamakura, Japan. A selections of COMPANY's Secrets of Russia items is on sale.
25.04.2016. The boutique of the Finnish Institute in Paris got a new selection including items from our Secrets of Russia -collection. The tres formidable shop selection was curated by Katja Hagelstam of Lokal Helsinki.
20.04.2016. Kokeshi clothes form our SECRETS OF NORTHERN JAPAN collection now available at COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA Laivurinkatu 10, 00150 Helsinki, Finland. Open Wed-Sat 14-18 (closed irregularly). WE WORK YOU SHOP.
SECRETS OF NORTHERN JAPAN is our latest Secret project where we toured around Japan and collaborated with local manufacturers. The project was first shown at the Aomori Museum of Art, Japan in 2015. All designs: COMPANY (Aamu Song & Johan Olin)
20.04.2016. Also available at ur SALAKAUPPA, Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.
Salakauppa open Wed-Fri 13-18 and Sat 12-18.
20.04.2016. NEW PRODUCTS available from SECRETS OF JAPAN -collection.
KOKESHI HANTEN – a traditional Japanese (indoor)jacket
Handmade by Miyata Orimono, fabric by Shimokawa in Kurume, Japan. Pattern design by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Fabric: Kurume Kasuri 100% cotton. Wadding: cotton 80%, 20% polyester. Size: M, L. Price: 425,00 EUR.
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional Japanese way of fabric making where individually dyed yarns create a pattern when woven together.
Handmade by Miyata Orimono, fabric by Shimokawa in Kurume, Japan. Pattern and dress design by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Fabric: Kurume Kasuri 100% cotton. Size: M, L. Price: 545,00 EUR
KOKESHI MONPE – traditional Japanese pants
Handmade by Miyata Orimono, fabric by Shimokawa in Kurume, Japan. Pants model Unagi no nedoko. Pattern design by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Fabric: Kurume Kasuri 100% cotton. Sizes: S, M, LL, 3L & Kids (100cm) Price: 175,00 EUR. 99,00 EUR for Kids
Handmade by Miyata Orimono, fabric by Shimokawa in Kurume, Japan. Design by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Fabric: Kurume Kasuri 100% cotton. Price: 44,00 EUR
15.04.2016. Testing day of Maljakkopuu (Flower Vase Tree) at Espoo Hospital.
Maljakkopuu is a commissioned art work for a new hospital in the city of Espoo due to open early 2017. Our design is a set of 18 steel trees that each holds 21 mouth-blown glass flower vases. The trees are located by the entrance of each 18 wards of the hospital. Visitors can pick up a vase on their way to patient rooms. The art work is comissioned by EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
06.04.2016. Many of COMPANY products now available at HAM shop. The new shop collection was curated by Katja Hagelstam of Lokal.
31.03.2016. Bye bye Onsen, Enka & Pokari-Sweat. COMPANY returns to Helsinki after three amazing weeks in Southern Japan. We are expanding our Secrets of Northern Japan -project from 2015 and this time looked into the Secrets of Southern Japan. Arigato gosaimas! Onegaishimas!
28.03.2016. COMPANY visiting two-toe shoe maker Marugo. These shoes for festivals and safety work known as Jikatabi originate from here in Okayama, Japan.
26.03.2016. COMPANY & Hiraga-san, Kokeshi master in Sakunami, Northern Japan. We continue our collaboration started last year with the ‘Secrets of Northern Japan’ and introduce new work later this year.
25.03.2016. COMPANY's Birch Bag Pixel in exhibition ‘ZAKKA’ at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Midtown Tokyo. Birch Bag Pixel is part ofa display selected by Lucas Badtke-Berkow of Paper Sky's magazine. The amazing ‘ZAKKA’ exhibition is open until 5 July 2016.
19.03.2016. Yakushima. The southernmost point in the hunt of the Secrets of Southern Japan.
15.03.2016. We're big fans of this amazing fan manufacturer. He joke all the time. Must have been hilarious time always in this 400 year old family company.
14.03.2016. More Kyushu secrets! The secrets of knife making. He makes the best of the knives and plays electric guitar. Usually one year waiting time to get his knife, but we had our lucky day today.
14.03.2016. Temporary office at Unagi no Nedoko, Yame, Japan. This fantastic project and store is all about Kyushu craft and life. Our Kokeshi collection is happy to be part of it (that blue family of products in the front corner on the table).
13.03.2016. COMPANY X MIYATA ORIMONO! We'll spend a week in the good hands of our dear friends Hiroko and Nobuhiro of Miyata Orimono. Miyata Orimono manufacture handmade-home-jacket 'Hanten' for 102 years with their own weaved fabric Kurume ori. Onegaishimas!
10.03.2016. COMPANY go Japan. We'll extend our Secrets of Northern Japan -project and look into the Secrets of Southern Japan for the next couple of weeks. Onegaishimas.
04.03.2016. Exhibition Smaragdus opens in Lokal Helsinki. COMPANY shows Fruit Matryoshka and Oaknut Matryoshka in this exhibition about all things green curated by Katja Hagelstam
02.03.2016. Salakauppa spring greetings! Meet Aija, our new Salakauppias / shop keeper. You can meet Aija and Roosa (also brand new shop keeper) at Salakauppa on Wed-Fri 13-18, Sat 12-18. Salakauppa, Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki.
02.03.2016. NEW PRODUCT!
Fruit Matryoshka – a limited edition of 10 pcs. only.
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia. Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Price: 195,00 EUR
01.03.2016. Felt Virsu workshop. Virsu master and former Salakauppias Selina passing on the tradition of virsu making to our new Salakauppiaat Roosa and Aija. Johan, on right, refreshing his skills (totally forgotten, again) of virsu making.
01.03.2016. Just received this sugoi book from Aomori Museum or Art! The book tellsthe secrets behind COMPANY's project Secrets of Northern Japan which was exhibited at Aomori Museum of Art last autumn. Arigato Gosaimas Shigemi-san, Takana, Masako, Fuminori and Akira.
11.02.2016. Secret spring coming up. New design for a scarf ’Finnish Forest / Sekametsä’ featuring typical flora and fauna of Finland. Available in Salakauppa in spring.
07.02.2016. Dog Stool factory day. A new edition of COMPANY Dog Stools coming up.
03.02.2016. SALAKAUPPA new solar system window. On display one set of Planeta Matryoshka with a sun in same scale.
SALAKAUPPA Open Wed-Fri 13-18, Sat 12-18. Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.
28.01.2016. New Year, New Packaging. White, tubular cardboard boxes made in Ylöjärvi, Finland.
COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA Open Wed-Sat 14-18 (closed irregularly). Laivurinkatu 10, 00150 Helsinki, Finland.
2016. NEW PRODUCT! Tatti (Boletus Mushroom)
A set of four nesting containers. Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia. Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY Price: 65,00 EUR.
2016. NEW PRODUCT! Kärpässieni (Mushroom). A set of four nesting mushrooms. Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia. Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Price: 65,00 EUR
2016. NEW PRODUCT! The Life of Snowman. A set of eight nesting dolls (melting snowman). Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia. Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Price: 125,00 EUR
2016. NEW PRODUCT! The Bears
A set of five nesting bears (polar bear, brown bear, panda, moon bear and Misha). Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia. Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Price: 93,00 EUR
14.01.2016. Back in Helsinki Salakauppa opens again. Welcome to meet our new friends The Mobile Polar Bear and new shop keeper Jukka. Salakauppa open: Wed-Fri 13-18, Sat 12-18.
06.01.2016. COMPANY wishes a brilliant New Year 2016!
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