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13.12.2019

Happy Lucia Day!
We made these candleholders for Artek to celebrate Lucia's day.
The ceramic Lucia & Lucius Candleholders are inspired by the thousands of Finnish girls that in deepest December dress up as Lucia the light-bringer, who triumphs over darkness. Material: Handmade ceramic, sand coloured matt glaze . Designed by COMPANY / Aamu Song. Lucia: Size: 195 X 180 x 80 mm. Price: 98,00 EUR. Lucius: Size: 125 X 75 x 75 mm. Price:
48,00 EUR.


08.12.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Nagano Apple
Container. Material: Birch, paint.. Made in Nagano region, Japan by Master Sunohara.
Design: COMPANY / Aamu Song. Size: 100 x 80 mm. Price: 150,00 EUR



05.12.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Girl & Tree Spruce
A tree with doll inside. Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 860 mm x 120 mm. Price: 125,00 EUR




03.12.2019
Salakauppa christmas calendar open!
Come see daily surprises.
Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki.
Open: Wed-Fri 13-18, Sat 12-18.





02.12.2019
The International Gender Equality Prize 2019
was awarded today.
The prize, by the Government of Finland, which we gave the shape two years ago, was given to a global women’s rights organisation Equality Now led by Yasmeen Hassan (in the photo).
Photo: Hanna Leppänen/City of Tampere
.




20.11.2019
SECRETS OF MEXICO now in Salakauppa!
Postikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki.
Open: Wed-Fri 13-18, Sat 12-18. Bienvenido!



15.11.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Ice Cream Kiosk
Material: Tin, anillin paints, magnets. Manufactured in Hochimilco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY. Size: 80 x 100 x 55 mm
Price: 65,00 EUR



NEW PRODUCT! Casas Mexicanas
a set of four nesting containers in the shape of houses in Oaxaca.
Material: Tin, anillin paints, magnets. Manufactured in Hochimilco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY. Size: (biggest house) 200 x 100 x 80 mm
Price: 80,00 EUR


NEW PRODUCT! Autobus
A bus with passengers
Material: Tin, anillin paints, magnets. Manufactured in Hochimilco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY. Size: 160 x 65 x 65 mm
Price: 65,00 EUR


NEW PRODUCT! NINO (with Candy) and NINA (with Balloons)
Manufactured in La Union, Mexico. Material: Copal wood, paint
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 150 x 50 mm (nino), 250 x 200 x 50 mm (nina)
Price: 115,00 EUR / each


NEW PRODUCT! HumanAnimal
Half human, half animal. Communicator between this and that world.
Manufactured in La Union, Mexico. Material: Copal wood, paint
Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY. Size: 100 x 60 mm
Price: 45,00 EUR



NEW PRODUCT! Tree of Alebrije
Manufactured in San Felipe Tejalapam, Mexico. Material: Copal wood, paint
Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY. Size (approx.) 250 x 200 x 200 mm
Price: 290,00 EUR





NEW PRODUCT! Balloons
Mexican balloons with a sound
Material: Paper Mache, wooden stick, paint. Manufactured in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 450 x 100 mm
Price: 25,00 EUR / pc



NEW PRODUCT! Boy, Girl and Dog Papel Mache
Papel Mache dolls from this world. Material: Paper Mache, paint, laquer
Manufactured in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY
Size: 350 mm (boy & girl), 200 mm (dog)
Price: 70,00 EUR ( girl), 65,00 EUR ( boy), 55,00 EUR (dog)



NEW PRODUCT! Spirit Papel Mache Small, Big and Dog
Papel Mache dolls from that world
Material: Paper Mache, paint, laquer. Manufactured in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 350 mm (big), 300 mm (small), 200 mm (dog)
Price: 60,00 EUR (big), 55,00 EUR (small), 55,00 EUR (dog)



NEW PRODUCT! Cara Grande
A candlelabra with a good spirit
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 300 x 800 mm
Price: 180,00 EUR


NEW PRODUCT! Cara Pequena
A candlelabra with a good spirit
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 120 x 400 mm
Price: 170,00 EUR

    
NEW PRODUCT! Cara muy pequena
A candle with a good spirit
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 120 x 400 mm
Price: 85,00 EUR


NEW PRODUCT! Marching to Heaven
A Modern Tree of Life Candlelabra
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 250 x 150 x 100 mm
Price: 90,00 EUR


NEW PRODUCT! Ideal Home
A Modern Tree of Life Candlelabra
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 300 x 200 x 150 mm
Price: 195,00 EUR





15.11.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Tree of Friends
A Modern Tree of Life Candlelabra
Manufactured in Izucar de Matamoros, Mexico. Material: Clay, paint, steel wire
Design: Aamu Song/ COMPANY. Size: 330 x 180 x 100 mm
Price: 225,00 EUR


01.11.2019
Happy November!
We made this piggy-bank to celebrate November. Pauper Coin Collector inspired by an old Finnish tradition of placing a wooden statue of a pauper outside a church to collect money for the poor. Available from Artek
Material: Handmade ceramic, sand coloured matt glaze. Designed by COMPANY / Johan Olin. Size: 165 X 100 x 100 mm
Price: 78,00 EUR


30.10.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Butterfly Collection / Perhoset
A five piece puzzle. Birch veneer, stained (non-toxic colors). Manufactured in Joutsa, Finland
Size: 200 x 140 x 8 mm (butterflies 4 mm thick). Design: COMPANY / Johan Olin
Price: 29,00 EUR



30.10.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Butterflies
Hollowed linden wood objects weighing as little as butterflies.
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 120 x 80 x 40 mm. Price: 90,00 EUR / each


30.10.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Dragonflies
Hollowed linden wood objects weighing as little as butterflies.
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 120 x 90 x 20 mm. Price 100,00 EUR / each




12.10.2019
Salakauppa at IDÉE shop, Tokyo.
Shop-exhibtion will be open until 11th of November 2019. IDÉE shop, Jiyugaoka, Tokyo




11.10.2019
Salakauppa opening at IDÉE shop.
Arigato Gosaimas for all brave guests who made it before the arrival of typhoon Hagibis.




11.10.2019
Salakauppa at IDÉE shop, Tokyo.
We'll spend the coming week in Japan setting up our shop-exhibition at IDÉE Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.
IDÉE is a Tokyo based interior brand and part of the Muji group.




29.09.2019
Secret Universe comes to an end.
Join our last pilgrimage throught the Secrets this Sunday. Guided by curator Carlos Minguez Carrasco from ArkDes we start our jouney at 11:30am. Half a year of workshops, Holy Days, celebrations and secrets comes to an end at 6pm when Secret Universe closes its doors for the last time.
Our Secret journey continues, and expands, with travels to a new secret country later this year.




26.09.2019

Wild at Heart – exhibition opens at Vienna Design Week.
We'll have items from our Secrets of Finland and Russia collections in this exhibition about modern Finnish art and design. Exhibtion is open 27.9.–6.10.2019 at Festival Center, Über dem Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, Julius-Tandler-Platz 3, 1090 Wien. We'll be present on mornings of 26th and 27th September.
Photo: Maija Astikainen




21.09.2019
Craftwerk. Maestro Tomas Ricardo Pacheco playing sheets of tin with a hammer (Hojalata, trad. Mexican tin art) accompanied by Pekka Kuusisto and Tuomas Toivonen.Mexico Holy Day at Designmuseum Helsinki ends our series of Holy Days. Muchisimas Gracias Maestros Pedro Hernandez Cruz, Tomas Ricardo Pacheco, Tuomas, Pekka, Mariana, Lupita, Rafael, Pedro, Susi, Katri, Minni and all visitors.
SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-29.9.2019.





21.09.2019
Getting ready for Mexico Holy Day at Designmuseum Helsinki.
The last of our Holy Days we celebrate at Secret Universe exbition will become a Mexican fiesta. We've been traveling around Mexico in 2018 and collaborated which several local makers in our Secrets of Mexico -adventure. Craft masters Pedro Hernandez Cruz and Tomas Ricardo Santiago Pacheco arrive with their tools and skills to create Mexican magic. Celebrations start at 11am. Free entry to Museum all day until 6pm.
SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-29.9.2019. Photo: Paavo Lehtonen.





12.09.2019
Sharing secret stories.
Welcome to Habitare Fair to see, hear and share some of COMPANY's secrets.
12.09.2019 at 2pm Arena, Helsinki Fair Center, Finland.





06.&11.09.2019
Secret Shop keepers Johan & Aamu serving at Design Museum Helsinki.
Welcome to hear secret stories behind the exhibtion items on Friday 6th and Wednesday 11th at 3-5pm.
SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-29.9.2019


24.08.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Girl & Tree Maple
A tree with doll and mushrooms inside. Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 160 mm x 120 mm. Price: 125,00 EUR


24.08.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Girl & Tree Apple
A tree with doll and apples inside. Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 160 mm x 120 mm. Price: 125,00 EUR




15.08.2019
Russian Holy Day at Designmuseum Helsinki.
Each month we celebrate one country included in our Secret Universe and invite our collaborating craft masters to show what they've got. August is for celebrating Russia. Master wood turner Igor Napylov together with sound master Tuomas Toivonen turned the whole museum into an instrument. SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-29.9.2019.




15.08.2019
Master and apprentices. A master class in matryoshka painting on Russian Holyday at Designmuseum Helsinki.
Thank you master-apprentices Camilla, Lee, Mari, Laura, Jenni, Tuovi and master Denis.
SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-29.9.2019.



01.07.2019
NEW PRODUCT! MAMA BIRD
Mama and four babies.
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Size: 160 mm x 90 mm. Price: 90,00 EUR

Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY

01.07.2019
NEW PRODUCT! PAPA BIRD
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Size: 120 mm x 60 mm. Price: 85,00 EUR

Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY


24.06.2019
Happy Helsinki Pride Day
NEW PRODUCT! Rainbow
Material: Linden, paint, lacquer. Manufactured in Semenov, Russia
Design: Aamu Song / COMPANY. Size: 125 x 65 x 40 mm. Price: 20,00 EUR





20.06.2019
Happy Midsummer!
NEW PRODUCT! Midsummer Dream Vase from our Secrets of Finland series for Artek.
The Midsummer Dream Vase is for the seven wild flowers one should keep under the pillow to meet ones future partner.
Available in Artek stores.
Photo: Marc Eggiman / Artek




12.06.2019
We celebrate Finland Holy Day at our ’juhannusetkot’ in – and around – Designmuseum Helsinki.
Chainsaw sculptors Leo Löppönen and Pertti Karhunen create their magic in front of the museum. Inside the museum we'll raise a midsummer pole. Thank you amazing Katri, Leena & Leena and Ville for making juhannusetkot happen.
SECRET UNIVERSE exhibition at Designmuseum 5.4.-22.9.2019.




12.06.2019
NEW PRODUCT! Moottorisahaleipä / Chainsaw Bread 
Manufactured in Mikkeli, Finland by Pertti Karhunen
Material: Pine, burned surface. Designed by COMPANY / Johan Olin. Size: 180 X 20 m. Price: 59,00 EUR




09.06.2019
Visiting Tehdas-Fabrik-Factory exhibition and our partipacion ’The Story of Lady-Jatsarit’ at Fiskars, Finland.
Tehdas-Fabrik-Factory exhibition, curated by Anniina Koivu, is open 19.5.-15.9.2019 at Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village.





03.06.2019
FIN/JPN Friendship exhibition opens at Artek Helsinki store. Our Secrets of Finland for Artek beautifully displayed by the amazing exhibition architect Linda Bergroth. Exhibition open until end of August. Photo: Artek.





16.05.2019
Secret Universe published
Delivery man brought us today our new book Secret Universe!
12 years of Secrets in 280 pages composed by the amazing Nene Tsuboi. New texts by Catherine Hickley, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Suvi Saloniemi, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Shigemi Takahashi, Bjarke Ingels, Ikko Yokoyama and more. Publisher: Design Museum, Finland 2019. Available now at Design Museum shop, Artek Store Helsinki and at Salakauppa.




11.05.2019
Today we celebrate Japan at Designmuseum Helsinki.
Kokeshi masters Abo Mutsihide and Hiraga Teruyuki from Tohoku, Japan show how these magical traditional dolls are born.
SECRET UNIVERSE at Designmuseum 5.4.-22.9.2019.




11.05.2019
Japan talk opens our Japan Day at Designmuseum Helsinki.
Shigemi Takahashi, Anna-Maria Wiljanen and Nene Tsuboi join our talk about all spiritual in Japan. Leena Svinhufvud moderating.





18.04.2019
We just got these new amazing photos by the amazing Paavo Lehtonen! Images here.
SECRET UNIVERSE at Designmuseum 5.4.-22.9.2019.




10.04.2019
NEW PRODUCTS! Secrets of Finland by Company for Artek.
We designed a collection of six ceramic items celebrating Finnish festivities and beliefs. The Lucius and Lucia candleholders bring light to the dark winter. Pauper coin collector is based on a tradition of wooden paupers outside churches collecting money for the poor. The Midsummer Dream Vase is for the seven wild flowers one should keep under the pillow to meet ones future partner. And last is the Easter Witch with her dog who holds the decorated easter branches (virvontaoksa. Available in May 2019.
Photo: Marc Eggiman / Artek




08.04.2019
We'll be in Milan for the launch of our collection Secrets of Finland for Artek. The collection is part of the FIN/JPN Friendship collection. Exhibition design by the ever-amazing Linda Bergroth. Join our breakfast talk on 10th Wednesday morning at 9.30. Via Lovanio 6.




04.04.2019
Secret Universe opening! We are so thrilled and deeply honored to have the inauguration of the exhibition by our hero, the amazing President Halonen! the 11th President of Finland (2002-2012) first woman at the office.




04.04.2019

Secret Universe about to open. Visitors gathering to the temple.
Company Secret Universe at Design Museum Finland from 5th of April to 22nd of September 2019.


02.04.2019
Building a Temple.
Company Secret Universe opening after tomorrow 4th of April at Design Museum Finland.




04.03.2019
Secret locations. Villages and homes of masters around the world.
Company Secret Universe at Design Museum 5.4.-22.9.2019.





20.02.2019
Painting Russian village for Holy Temple.
Company's Secret Universe opens at Design Museum 4.4..2019.





08.02.2019
We designed a carpet for the new Central library Oodi.
The carpet is one of the six art-carpets comissioned for the library. Ours is an ode to the late Finnish writer Aleksis Kivi (1834–1872).




The base of our artwork was a tiny cabin where Aleksis Kivi spent his last year. The cabin is reproduced in 1:1 scale in the carpet (3850 x 7300 mm). The library users can now walk in the cabin and experience the conditions of life in late 19th century. Aleksis Kivi shared this tiny cabin with his brother’s family of wife and four children.




28.01.2019
Meeting idols. Aamu with Kokeshi master Igarashi-san, 93 years. We are working on a new project together.
This and other new Secrets from Japan will be shown at our Secret Universe -exhibition at Design Museum in Helsinki opening 5th of April 2019.




23.01.2019
Snow storms and hot springs in Kuroishi, Japan.
We'll be touring northern and central Japan visiting old friends and masters in preparation for our upcoming exhibition Secret Universe in Designmuseum in Helsinki.


02.01.2019
NEW YEAR, NEW PRODUCT! OLKISET -a matryoshka family utilizing traditional straw technique
Material: Linden, straw, anilin paints. Manufactured in Nolinsk, Russia. Design: Johan Olin / COMPANY
Size 140 x 80 mm. Price: 125,00 EUR


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