12 Essentials

Essentials

12 Essentials is an exhibition by twelve young emerging designers. By studying the basic needs of human life they have designed twelve different objects which respond to our most deep desires.

Each designer is going to exhibit their own vision of an essential piece of what’s important for a human to feel and experience in their environment. For example a bed doesn’t only represent sleep and rest, it also gives a feeling of safety and calmness. It’s a nest in which you can escape from the world.

The designers’ goal is to awake emotions and thoughts of how people make decisions and get people to think of their own relationship with objects. What are the most precious things you own and how they make you feel?

The designers are final year students from Lahti Institute of Design, Finland. The 12 Essentials exhibition is their first international group exhibition and starting point for their future.

Scandinavian background with it’s simplicity and functionality can be seen in their designs, but more than hanging on the past, they want to look to the future and create new classics for the next generation.

Partners:

piilo

Piilo

Piilo

Piilo is a four person family dining table with tableware storage that saves space in small homes. The idea is to preserve the culture of eating together in the future because homes are getting smaller. Piilo tableware container holds only the essentials encouraging people to have no more than needed.

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dining table with storage
wood

Aleksandr Pukki

aleksandr.pukki@gmail.com
+358 45 1125 244

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Piilo

Togetherness info

Togetherness

Piilo Piilo menu

Piilo

Piilo is a four person family dining table with tableware storage that saves space in small homes. The idea is to preserve the culture of eating together in the future because homes are getting smaller. Piilo tableware container holds only the essentials encouraging people to have no more than needed.

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dining table with storage
wood

Aleksandr Pukki

aleksandr.pukki@gmail.com
+358 45 1125 244

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pingu

Pingu

Pingu

One of the most important aspects in interior lighting is atmosphere. Pingu pendant lamp is designed with different spaces and interiors in mind. It creates a natural and characteristic ambience in any room of the house.

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lamp
wood, metal

Maxim Filatov

maxim.filatov@mail.ru
+358 40 7789 383

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Pingu

Ambience info

Ambience

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Pingu

One of the most important aspects in interior lighting is atmosphere. Pingu pendant lamp is designed with different spaces and interiors in mind. It creates a natural and characteristic ambience in any room of the house.

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lamp
wood, metal

Maxim Filatov

maxim.filatov@mail.ru
+358 40 7789 383

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hilla

Hilla

Hilla

Hilla is like a berry or a cloud you can see in comics. Whatever your mind draws, sadness might not be the first one. Hilla is the finishing touch when you want to decorate your home and tell about yourself to other people with objects. The pendant is 3D-printed and consists of seven different sized balls, which together create an atmospheric and soft light.

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pendant light
3D-printed polyamide

Susanna Kettunen

info@susanna-k.com
+358 41 5050 423

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Hilla

Playfulness info

Playfulness

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Hilla

Hilla is like a berry or a cloud you can see in comics. Whatever your mind draws, sadness might not be the first one. Hilla is the finishing touch when you want to decorate your home and tell about yourself to other people with objects. The pendant is 3D-printed and consists of seven different sized balls, which together create an atmospheric and soft light.

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pendant light
3D-printed polyamide

Susanna Kettunen

info@susanna-k.com
+358 41 5050 423

www.susanna-k.com
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vit

Vit

Vit

Exhibiting the possessions most meaningful to you is important. Vit is today’s practical vitrine; it allows you to store and access the things you love beautifully.

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shelf
steel

Viivi Kuisma

viivikuisma@gmail.com
+358 40 7298 471

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Vit

Imagination info

Imagination

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Vit

Exhibiting the possessions most meaningful to you is important. Vit is today’s practical vitrine; it allows you to store and access the things you love beautifully.

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shelf
steel

Viivi Kuisma

viivikuisma@gmail.com
+358 40 7298 471

www.viivikuisma.com
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catnip

Catnip

Catnip

Catnip herb shelf helps you keep your greenies fresh and healthy. The design is inspired by old red brick architecture.

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self
wood, red clay

Juha Ryhänen

gasoline.dada@gmail.com
+358 40 9305 590

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Catnip

Self-sufficiency info

Self-sufficiency

Catnip Catnip menu

Catnip

Catnip herb shelf helps you keep your greenies fresh and healthy. The design is inspired by old red brick architecture.

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self
wood, red clay

Juha Ryhänen

gasoline.dada@gmail.com
+358 40 9305 590

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flatrack

Flatrack

Flatrack

Flatrack  is a refined clothes hanger solution especially designed for narrow spaces. It has a great amount of room within the slim appearance and serves well replacing a closet full of clothes. Whilst the mirror works as a beautiful reflector it also creates the feel of a larger space and elegance.

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clothes rack/hanger
steel, mirror, plywood

Kaisa Jäntti

kaisa.jantti@gmail.com
+358 40 7226 724

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Flatrack

Beautify info

Beautify

Flatrack Flatrack menu

Flatrack

Flatrack  is a refined clothes hanger solution especially designed for narrow spaces. It has a great amount of room within the slim appearance and serves well replacing a closet full of clothes. Whilst the mirror works as a beautiful reflector it also creates the feel of a larger space and elegance.

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clothes rack/hanger
steel, mirror, plywood

Kaisa Jäntti

kaisa.jantti@gmail.com
+358 40 7226 724

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loiko

Loiko

Loiko

Loiko lounge chair’s simple wooden frame together with padded fabric draping forms a comfortable lap, that closes the user in it's soft hold. It creates a special and new sitting experience.

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lounge chair
wood, fabric

Kristoffer Heikkinen

kristofferheikkinen@outlook.com
+358 44 5290 529

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Loiko

Cosiness info

Cosiness

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Loiko

Loiko lounge chair’s simple wooden frame together with padded fabric draping forms a comfortable lap, that closes the user in it's soft hold. It creates a special and new sitting experience.

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lounge chair
wood, fabric

Kristoffer Heikkinen

kristofferheikkinen@outlook.com
+358 44 5290 529

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gilliseries

Gilli series

Gilli series

Gilli series includes a variety of multi-purpose cups, measuring dishes and a glass. Why couldn’t the same glass be used for drinking water and wine? Or why could you not use the same cup for drinking coffee and eating dessert? Gilli makes the use of one object in multiple ways possible. You can use the series just as you wish.

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tableware series
ceramics, glass

Janita Isotalo

isotalo.janita@gmail.com
+358 40 4157 610

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Gilli series

Pleasure info

Pleasure

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Gilli series

Gilli series includes a variety of multi-purpose cups, measuring dishes and a glass. Why couldn’t the same glass be used for drinking water and wine? Or why could you not use the same cup for drinking coffee and eating dessert? Gilli makes the use of one object in multiple ways possible. You can use the series just as you wish.

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tableware series
ceramics, glass

Janita Isotalo

isotalo.janita@gmail.com
+358 40 4157 610

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ellipse

Ellipse

Ellipse

Ellipse is a lamp that reflects light softly and beautifully, creating a special mood in any space. The shape comes from a metal sheet which is folded as a triangle in one corner. The folding makes a subtle curve to the shade and makes the design insightful.

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floor lamp
steel

Hannakaisa Pekkala

hannakaisapekkala@gmail.com
+358 41 5483 572

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Ellipse

Reflectivity info

Reflectivity

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Ellipse

Ellipse is a lamp that reflects light softly and beautifully, creating a special mood in any space. The shape comes from a metal sheet which is folded as a triangle in one corner. The folding makes a subtle curve to the shade and makes the design insightful.

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floor lamp
steel

Hannakaisa Pekkala

hannakaisapekkala@gmail.com
+358 41 5483 572

www.hannakaisapekkala.com
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moody

Moody

Moody

With Moody you can listen to your dearest records. It changes music into pure joy. Moody record player and speakers are aesthetically as pleasureful as your best records are soundwise.

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record player and speakers
wood

Tomi Laukkanen

tomilauk@gmail.com
+358 50 5342 178

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Moody

Joy info

Joy

Moody Moody menu

Moody

With Moody you can listen to your dearest records. It changes music into pure joy. Moody record player and speakers are aesthetically as pleasureful as your best records are soundwise.

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record player and speakers
wood

Tomi Laukkanen

tomilauk@gmail.com
+358 50 5342 178

www.tomilaukkanen.com
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gaia

Gaia

Gaia

Gaia is based on fetal position, the feeling of safety and the need of isolation. It creates a peaceful own safe place to anyone who sits in.

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easy chair
upholstered plywood, metal pipe, ash

Aleksi Remsu

aleksiremsu@gmail.com
+358 40 7563 401

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Gaia

Safety info

Safety

Gaia Gaia menu

Gaia

Gaia is based on fetal position, the feeling of safety and the need of isolation. It creates a peaceful own safe place to anyone who sits in.

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easy chair
upholstered plywood, metal pipe, ash

Aleksi Remsu

aleksiremsu@gmail.com
+358 40 7563 401

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ax2

Ax2

Ax2

Ax2 coffee table is designed to be a simple, good looking table with hidden modern technology. Many of us like working at our coffeetable, but the wires and space are always a problem. With this table you don’t have to worry about those things anymore.

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coffee table
wood and steel

Aleksi Ampuja

aleksiampuja@hotmail.com
+358 44 2358 387

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Ax2

Entertainment info

Entertainment

Ax2 Ax2 menu

Ax2

Ax2 coffee table is designed to be a simple, good looking table with hidden modern technology. Many of us like working at our coffeetable, but the wires and space are always a problem. With this table you don’t have to worry about those things anymore.

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coffee table
wood and steel

Aleksi Ampuja

aleksiampuja@hotmail.com
+358 44 2358 387

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Contact

Aleksandr Pukki

Aleksandr Pukki

01 – Piilo

+358 45 1125 244

@aleksandrpukki
Maxim Filatov

Maxim Filatov

02 – Pingu

+358 40 7789 383

Susanna Kettunen

Susanna Kettunen

03 – Hilla

+358 41 5050 423

www.susanna-k.com @susannakettunen
Viivi Kuisma

Viivi Kuisma

04 – Vit

+358 40 7298 471

www.viivikuisma.com
Juha Ryhänen

Juha Ryhänen

05 – Catnip

+358 40 9305 590

@juha.ryhanen
Kaisa Jäntti

Kaisa Jäntti

06 – Flatrack

+358 40 7226 724

Kristoffer Heikkinen

Kristoffer Heikkinen

07 – Loiko

+358 44 5290 529

@kristofferheikkinen
Janita Isotalo

Janita Isotalo

08 – Gilli series

+358 40 4157 610

Hannakaisa Pekkala

Hannakaisa Pekkala

09 – Ellipse

+358 41 5483 572

www.hannakaisapekkala.com @hannakaisapekkala
Tomi Laukkanen

Tomi Laukkanen

10 – Moody

+358 50 5342 178

www.tomilaukkanen.com @tomilaukkanen
Aleksi Remsu

Aleksi Remsu

11 – Gaia

+358 40 7563 401

@pataluha
Aleksi Ampuja

Aleksi Ampuja

12 – Ax2

+358 44 2358 387

@aampuja

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