During Paris Design Week, from 7th to 16th September 2023, Nikari will appear in the beautiful Anthologie gallery, nestled among centuries-old stories on the historic Rue de l’Université. The carefully curated and assembled exhibition explores Nikari’s aesthetics, tradition-rooted craftsmanship, and connection to nature based on a delicate and harmonious approach.
Simultaneously, Helsinki Design Week will take place from 8th to 17th September 2023, and this year’s main event is located in the century-old Merikortteli building, in Punavuori. The sixth floor of the building will host the event’s main exhibition, which addresses the theme of a good everyday life and the changes and possibilities in work and living spaces. Nikari is part of the exhibition ensemble, surrounded by very good company.
“The exhibition aims to stimulate, provoke thoughts and emotions. Good spaces speak. They don’t function solely in words but also resonate on an emotional level.”
The curation of the sixth-floor exhibition in Merikortteli is led by Ulla Koskinen, the editor-in-chief of Asun magazine, and the exhibition architecture is designed by architect and designer Lauri Johansson. “The exhibition aims to stimulate, provoke thoughts and emotions. Good spaces speak. They don’t function solely in words but also resonate on an emotional level. In a good case, you don’t even notice the space, it just works and feels good,” explains Koskinen, in an interview for Helsinki Design Weekly.
During the same week, in Pasila, the annual Habitare event promises some interesting encounters. Nikari is present alongside Woodnotes in a shared stand, featuring the well-received Centenniale table, designed by Joanna Laajisto. This year’s theme for Habitare, “Together,” addresses the challenges of our time in multifaceted ways. While we face the global concerns that touch us all, it’s especially important to act responsibly, in community, respecting our environment and each other.
Later in September, an exhibition will open at the twentytwentyone gallery in London, where we will share the space with Woodnotes and two Japanese companies, Maruni and Ozeki & Co. Shared aspects between Finland and Japan have often been pondered — despite being geographically far apart the two countries are, in many ways, like neighbors. With the curated participants of the exhibition, we particularly share a similar set of values rooted in a passion for enduring beauty and quality. The exhibition, on display from 19th to 24th September 2023, is part of the London Design Festival.