In addition to her popcorn-inspired work, Veera Kulju has designed a unique textile that incorporates ceramic elements for the exhibition. The work, which was woven on a handloom in the Society’s artist studio at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, investigates different ways to combine ceramics and woven fabric, as well as the sound and brittleness of ceramic materials.
Kissing lips – mascot for Objects of the Future competition
As part of Finland’s centennial celebrations in 2017, the Arabia Art Department Society is organizing an Objects of the Future competition open to all fourth-grade students in Finland. Children are invited to design their own object of the future and the original HotDogLipsDuck sculpture serves as the project mascot. The winning objects will be made from ceramics and displayed in the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre at the end of the year.
The artist members of the Arabia Art Department Society are
Heikki Orvola, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Heljä Liukko-Sundström, Jasmin Anoschkin, Pekka Paikkari, Heini Riitahuhta, Kristina Riska, Kim Simonsson and Kati Tuominen-Niittylä.
Visiting artist Veera Kulju will also take part in the exhibition.
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The Arabia Art Department Society is supported by Iittala and Arabia and is located in the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre in Helsinki.