Good News from Thu, 28 June, 2012:

Finnish design gets a unique exhibition in Shanghai

Marimekko and contemporary Finnish design will be on exhibit in Shanghai's Museum of Contemporary Art later on this year. Marimekko and contemporary Finnish design will be on exhibit in Shanghai's Museum of Contemporary Art later on this year.

Finnish design is exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Shanghai from October to December 2012. The exhibition Design Colours Life - Contemporary Finnish Design and Marimekko, is organized by the Radical Design Week, Marimekko and MOCA. The exhibition has two parts, one concentrating on Marimekko and the second part on Finnish Contemporary Design.

The visitors will experience how design is embedded in the daily life of people in Finland. The exhibition shows how the aesthetic language of Finnish Design increases beauty of the world around us. Good design is the luxury of everyday life, says Tuuli Sotamaa, Curator of the Contemporary Finnish Design part of the exhibition.

We cannot wait to see what kinds of creative bridges between Finland and China the exhibition may open, says Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, Creative Director of Marimekko.

Design Colours Life - Contemporary Finnish Design and Marimekko is curated by Sotamaa, Jeremiah Tesolin and Sami Ruotsalainen. The Design Museum in Helsinki has supported the Marimekko part of the exhibition by opening up its extensive Marimekko archives for the use of this exhibition.

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