PUHDETYÖ II exhibition is open for public in MUJI Small Gallery exhibition space. Exhibition is free of charge and open every day accordance with MUJI Kamppi store opening times.
Puhdetyö is a group exhibition by six well known designers living and working in Helsinki. The Finnish word puhdetyörefers to the handicraft work that was made after dark when the field chores were done. In this scenario, puhdetyö has become a collection of objects made free from the constraints of briefs. The designers have used this possibility to explore and experiment and to plunge into their respective interests and passions. This year’s edition started as a workshop in the forest. Both wood as a material and the woods as an environment are present in the resulting works.
Aalto+Aalto is the design studio of Elina and Klaus Aalto which rotates between product design work for companies, unique collectible projects as well as exhibition design. Their work has been extensively exhibited and is included in the collections of the Helsinki Design Museum and the National Museum of Fine Art Québec. They share a passion for house museums and vernacular design as well as flea markets and factories.
STUDIO MAIJA PUOSKARI
Maija Puoskari runs her design studio in Kallio, Helsinki. She works mainly with lighting, interior items and tableware projects for international brands. Before specialising in product design, glass and ceramics, she trained as a florist. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Finland and around the world and has been awarded several grants and prizes. Today, nature remains Puoskari’s unending source of inspiration and she likes to spend her free time in the woods looking for mushrooms. maijapuoskari.com
Mika and Julie Tolvanen founded Studio Tolvanen together in 2015. They design furniture and household products for international brands from their studio/workshop in Lauttasaari. They also founded Finnish brand Pidät in 2020 with an aim to produce playful, sustainable everyday household objects. Hobbies include birdwatching, kayaking, and visiting flea markets. studiotolvanen.com
Tujula is a versatile Designer/Creative Director/Art Director. Tujula’s professional cornerstone is graphic design, but he dares to jump to any design field. Tujula has been awarded several grants and prizes. He has been living and working in Helsinki almost two decades but his roots are still deep in the Finnish countryside. Often in winter evenings, his puhdetyö is fly tying and dreaming about the next fly fishing trip. behance.net/tuukkatujula