Kunsthalle Helsinki is hosting a summer-long exhibition as well as a programme of various events dedicated to the centenary of ORNAMO. ORNAMO is an association of Finnish designers, established a century ago - in 1911 – with the aim of making the 20thcentury a vivid and noteworthy period through the media of industry and art. The “design century” set as a target by ORNAMO is closely connected to how Finnish history, identity, human aspirations and daily life have evolved throughout the past hundred years. The exhibition has been designed as a question: what future are we building now? How do we want to see the 21st century? The look back at the ORNAMO centenary is simultaneously an invitation to view the possible shapes of the future and to fashion them knowingly.
The exhibition takes place in Helsinki as the World Design Capital 2012, read more here.