Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 2022
24.5.2022 - 25.5.2022
The pathfinders for bio-based design and innovative materials are in focus in the 9th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar.
Welcome to Jyväskylä Region!
In the Jyväskylä Region you’ll encounter the enthralling natural scenery of Lake Päijänne, four outstanding national parks, lively urban culture and thousands of events ranging from pop-up happenings to competitions at world championship level. Here in the Jyväskylä Region you’ll also find two superb UNESCO world heritage sites and more of Alvar Aalto’s architecture than anywhere else in the world. Here in the Sauna Region of the World, you’ll find both traditional and highly original saunas, in which to experience Finnish sauna and everything that goes with it at first hand and in its purest form.
The Alvar Aalto locations in the Jyväskylä Region, 29 in total, form part of the Alvar Aalto Route – 20th Century Architecture and Design – a cultural route which the Council of Europe singled out in 2021 for inclusion in the highly regarded Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe network. These locations include, for example, Jyväskylä Workers’ Club – a wonderful example of Nordic classicism – and Muurame church, the University of Jyväskylä’s Seminaarinmäki campus area born from the winning entry in an architecture invitational, Alvar and Elissa Aalto’s Muuratsalo experimental house which served as a summer residence and the Alvar Aalto Museum. One of the finest creations of Aalto’s highly productive career is Säynätsalo Town Hall, completed in 1952, which in 2021 was chosen by a prestigious panel assembled by the New York Times as one of the 25 most influential and significant works of post-war architecture.
Green Nature and Happiness
We shape a sustainable future
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Our campus is located in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.
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Artek Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.”
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art.
The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. It stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.
A home decoration magazine reflecting real life that offers fresh new approaches and promotes sustainable options.
Avotakka opens the doors to the most beautiful homes in Finland and abroad. The number one decorator of Finnish homes and a fountain of inspiration is full of solutions tested by professionals and loaded with tips and experiences.
Read more about Avotakka and A-lehdet Group
Business Finland is the Finnish innovation funding, trade, investment, and travel promotion organization, headquartered in Helsinki. Business Finland is fully owned by the Finnish Government. Business Finland employs over 700 experts in 42 offices globally and in 20 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.
Read more: Bio and Circular Finland
Cumulus is the leading global association of art and design education and research. We are a dynamic ecosystem for global mobility, knowledge exchange, and collaboration in art and design pedagogy, research, and practice.
About Design Helsinki
With expansive global reach spanning architects, interior designers, dealers, retailers, specifiers and more, Design Helsinki will be Media 10’s first Nordic event and will showcase leading Finnish and international interiors brands presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and specially commissioned installations around the city centre. Taking place 24-25 August, Design Helsinki will highlight the profound influence that Scandinavian design and its commitment to sustainability has on the architecture and design industries.
Featuring an unmissable programme for design, the two-day festival will bring the area to life with festivities to match. Immersive installations will line the streets, a curated exhibition will showcase the latest contemporary design products, delectable food and drink partners will offer a variety of discounts and deals, a topical talks programme will highlight the industry’s most pressing issues within the city’s famed Design Museum and much more. The event will celebrate the area’s local design showrooms who will welcome architects, designers, dealers, retailers and more through their doors with a series of events.
About Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.
Celebrating its 13th year in May 2022 (24-26) the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. In 2019, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with 34,185 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands.
Design Museum, an internationally recognized national specialist museum of Finnish design. Design Museum researches, collects, stores and documents design, and displays it both in Finland and in touring exhibitions abroad.
Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale (22 May – 4 September 2022) combines art and design and will engage artists, designers, local communities and various audiences. The Biennale will offer a topical, egalitarian platform for encounters between makers and enthusiasts.
Paimio Sanatorium, the breakthrough work of architects Aino and Alvar Aalto, is one of the most famous examples of functionalistic architecture in the world. It was opened as tuberculosis sanatorium in 1933. The building is situated in the middle of a Finnish pine forest and praised for its special relationship to the nature and for its human design approach. After the period of tuberculosis, the building was transformed into a hospital which operated there until 2015. Today the building is in the hands of Paimion parantola foundation, which was founded to save the building. The building was opened to the public in the summer of 2021.