NewsPRESS RELEASE 12.08.2019
Contemporary lighting design
Kuu (Eng: Moon) bears a symbolic meaning for a lighting designer as a reflector of the largest source of light. Design of a lighting fixture is also designing a reflector or diffuser for a light source.
The exhibition gathers the recent lighting designs of eight well-known Finnish and Estonian designers. The idea originates from 2017 when the curator of the exhibition Tõnis Vellamaa saw the new prototypes of the masters Taevo Gans, Simo Heikkilä and Mait Summatavet. Being different from each ohter, they are tied into similar modernist clean and honest approach both in form and material.
Current exhibition is complemented with the works of well-known designers Yrjö Kukkapuro, Yrjö Wiherheimo, Hannu Kähönen, Jouko Järvisalo and Jüri Kermik.
The desginers have known each other for a long time as colleagues and friends. Many of them best known as furniture designers, some have displayed their works together but as such a team and with lightings they are exhibiting for the first time arriving to Tallinn straight from the Habitare fair in Helsinki.
Curator: Tõnis Vellama
Exhibition design: Simo Heikkilä
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital, TAIKE, Askon Säätiö, SAAS Instruments, Rinaldo Lighting, SEOS Valgustus
Info: Tõnis Vellama firstname.lastname@example.org, Simo Heikkilä email@example.com