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Fiskars Village Biennale April 21 2019

The inaugural Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale hosted in 2019 will offer visitors many art and design events, exhibitions and activities. 

The biennale is open 19 May - 15 September 2019, in venues and outdoor settings within Fiskars Village, and consists of three curated exhibitions and a series of parallel programs. We will be participating with many events as part of the parallel program.

ART: The contemporary art section is curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi and will explore a challenge of human existence: how can one become better at living together and dealing with difference? The Beings with exhibition will feature Finnish and international artists showing their work across two venues: the Threshing House and the Granary. For more information view the biennale website.

DESIGN: Curated by Jasper Morrison the Designed to be shared exhibition will showcase the response of 18 designers to a brief to design and build a bench. Set in outdoor locations around Fiskars Village to form a trail, the benches are meant to be shared by visitors and residents. For more information view the biennale website.

FACTORY: The Factory exhibition is the 2019 annual exhibition held by Onoma and curated by Anniina Koivu. It is located in the Copper Smithy and includes a selection of local and invited creative practitioners who will explore the notion of the contemporary factory and its evolving character. For more information view the exhibition website.

PARALLEL: the parallel program is made up of a diverse collection of creative and cultural events, talks and exhibitions which are held in venues across the village. For more information about the events, including the ones we are hosting, please view the program

 

 


Deka Studio in Fiskars Finland 2016 June 13 2016

Our studio in Fiskars, Finland is open for the European summer in 2016. We have a selection of our furniture and accessories on display and for sale. We also custom design and manufacture furniture and provide re-upholstery and restoration services. 

Address:
Järnvikintie 14, 10470 Fiskars.

Opening times:
10 - 30 June 2016 - by appointment 
1 - 31 July 2016 - open every day 11am - 5pm
1 - 31 August 2016 - by appointment

Please enquire to Helena and Lasse:
tel  +358 (0)465 456 339 (10 June - 10 September only)
email  dekastudiofinland@gmail.com


Fiskars Village awarded January 23 2016

Congratulations to the people of Fiskars Village for being awarded the Finnish Travel Destination of 2015 by the Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists!

Fiskars slow food festival
The working artisan village was chosen by being one of the most diverse and interesting cultural destinations of southern Finland. Fiskars Village is renowned for its ironworks and industrial history spanning to 1649, and more recent profile as the centre of Finnish art and design with over one hundred creative professionals calling Fiskars home. The inclusion of a slow food festival, local beer and cheese production, performance art, music and many other cultural happenings all year round have made it a popular travel destination.  And all of this wrapped up in the beautiful, tranquil surrounds of pristine forests and lakes...

A must visit! Enquire about our custom itinerary travel service and our Designer-Maker Wood Experience Tour for 2016.

Fiskars Village, beautiful all year round...

Fiskars summer

Fiskars summer

Fiskars summer

Fiskars autumn 

Fiskars autumn

Fiskars winter

Fiskars winter Artist in Residence house

Exhibitions and happenings...

We Love Woods exhibition 2016
We Love Woods 2016

Master blacksmiths exhibition 2016
Master blacksmith's Minun Kalevalani exhibition 2016

Slow food festival
Slow Food 2016

Fiskars Valo Light exhibition
Valo Light exhibition 2016

Fiskars Kyllikki Salmenhaara exhibition
Kyllikki Salmenhaara anniversary exhibition 2016

Cultura Mobila show
Cultura Mobila show 2016

 

 

 

 

 


Fiskars 2015 August 11 2015

Fiskars Village is home and workplace to many artists, craftspeople and designers. The summer months are busy with many exhibitions and events featuring the work of the locals that attract visitors from around Finland and further abroad. This year's exhibition WE LOVE WOODS features local craftspeople and designers collaborating with timber to make beautiful furniture and objects. Fiskars also hosts other interesting happenings such as the recent British car gathering where about 300 cars made their pitstop at Fiskars for the day, with live music, markets and food bringing the locals together to enjoy the beautiful summer day. 

 

 


Fiskars summer store May 02 2015

Helena and Lasse will be opening our Fiskars summer store early May. Fiskars is a beautiful artisan village in southern Finland, a vibrant hub of creativity with many craftspeople, designers and artists. The summer store at the 'Toriliiteri' will include some pieces from our classic deka collection as well as a few newly launched pieces, including Lasse's new cabinet Oksa.

 

New Zamu chair and Lasse's Oksa cabinet.

 


Deka Studio Finland pop-up shop now open! June 13 2014

We are now open in Finland with our Deka Studio summer pop-up shop in the gorgeous Fiskars Village!

From June - August 2014 we will be there selling our furniture and accessories. Visit us at:
Deka Studio
Peltorivi 6, 10470 Fiskars
t +358 (0)465 241 090  e  helena@dekadesign.com.au 

 

 

 


Deka Studio in Finland! April 25 2014

Deka Design will be opening a pop-up shop in Finland, in the gorgeous artisan village of Fiskars. The village, 80km west of Helsinki, is home to over 100 craftspeople, designers and artists. During summer it is a hub of activity with numerous exhibitions, events, galleries and shops. Our pop-up shop is at the 'Toriliiteri' next to the market square, from June to August 2014, open every day 11am - 5pm. Please visit us to see our collection of hand crafted furniture, accessories and homewares.


Design and Craft Tour of Finland December 13 2013

Deka Design Traveller is organising a Design and Craft Tour of Helsinki and Southern Finland in July-August 2014.

Join this nine-day tour to experience inspiring design, craft and architecture destinations. See woodworkers in their workshop, meet the artists of Fiskars Village and visit local exhibitions. And as the long summer days linger, enjoy local Finnish food and a lakeside sauna to relax.

We are taking expressions of interest. For more information please contact Nora at info@dekadesign.com.au .