Design workshops for families // Fast design à la Jenny Nordberg

Saturday 21 October 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Studio at the Design Museum, 0th floor
With a museum ticket or a Museum Card; unemployed persons and under 18-year-olds free of charge.

Where do products come from? Who makes them? Where are they produced? Many familiar items are produced in large volumes in factories. As a part of her work, designer Jenny Nordberg has addressed the theme of producing items of many types. She has wanted to experiment if it is possible to imitate industrial production in a designer’s studio. Is it possible to produce items manually at a very high speed?

The workshop is based on Jenny Nordberg’s project that she started in 2014. The methods employed share the common denominator of each production phase taking no more than 3 to 5 seconds. Inspired by the designer’s work, we engage in fast-track production using clay that we process at a very high speed.

The workshop starts by watching a video where Jenny processes clay at a high speed. After that, we can try it out for ourselves. While engaged in the workshop, we can think of the origins of products: who makes them and where are they made? The workshop space features items manufactured using different techniques that we will discuss together. After completing products very fast, you can try processing the materials very slowly.

Please note that the goal of this workshop is not to complete a product to take home; instead, you can find out how different types of items are made by trying out for yourself. In this workshop, making things yourself and learning about the stages of production are more important than the end-product.

Design workshops for families are ways to inspire and help children and their adults to do things and get involved in design projects together. The workshops can offer ideas for observing your surroundings and for finding ways of creative expression through design.

Upcoming workshop dates:

Saturday 21.10.2023 13-15
Saturday 18.11.2023 13-15


Design museum (Studio, 0 floor), Korkeavuorenkatu 23. 00130 Helsinki


Participation with a museum ticket or Museum card, unemployed and under 18 free entry. The workshop is guided in Finnish and English. The Design Museum building is accessible, you can find more information about the accessibility of the Design Museum here:

Additional information:

Tel. +358 9 622 05 40 between 8 and 11

Candle Holder/Hand Force (2014) Jenny Nordberg Design Studio. Photo: Andreas Kurtsson⁠


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