Happenings

We have hosted, organised, sponsored and participated in dozens of art, music, and design exhibitions and happenings over the years. Some of the more recent events and exhibitions where we have participated in include:

HIGHTIDE exhibition

This exhibition is a showcase of the best in Queensland design from the last decade. Lasse and Helena's works are included with the Kantti table and chair and the i...stool.

The exhibition is on October 2013 until February 2014 at Artisan, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

Hightide is also a publication by Jason Bird which is available for sale at www.hightide-book.com . It features the work of each of the 22 Queensland designers chosen to participate in this book and exhibition.

ON THE EDGE exhibition

Furniture and objects by Deka Design: Lasse Kinnunen, Helena Kinnunen and Nora Kinnunen 

Exhibition Open: 13 June - 8 July 2012.

Where: Hilltop on Tamborine, 1525 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Wongawallan, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210. Tel: 5545 1424

ON THE EDGE is an exhibition of furniture and objects, produced by an assembly of skills enacted by Lasse Kinnunen, Helena Kinnunen and Nora Kinnunen, the family behind Deka Design. Deka Design is a Brisbane based furniture making company that produces handmade contemporary furniture and objects for both residential and commercial interiors. The company is an advocate of a culturally relevant built environment and encourages the use of local and recycled materials, local craftsmanship and a design aesthetic that is complementary of Australian, and in particular Queensland’s sub-tropical, architecture.

Curated by Nora, this exhibition aims to promote a new direction for design by invoking the tradition of the craftsman’s hand. The works on show combine endangered skills with considered design to create works of interest, beauty and longevity. The works include unique interior objects and production furniture pieces for use in residential and commercial settings. 

On the edge of a new direction or on the brink of crisis?

ON THE EDGE performs as a visual display of crisis at the crossroads, presenting that which may either become obsolete, or celebrate that which, through a new design direction, may become the sustainable and desirable alternative. 

Nora Kinnunen states “As designers and manufacturers of consumer products we are greatly responsible for the future sustainability, or unsustainability, of our designed world. This exhibition brings into visibility the handmade, and celebrates the craftsmanship, the emotional and the material in a hope to instruct our consumer habits towards viable futures.”

 

 

EcoDesign Exhibition at Habitare Interiors Fair in Helsinki, Finland Sepember 2011 

This annual exhibition presents ecological products from designers around the world.The theme for 2011 was 'Multifunctionality'. German Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic was invited as guest of honour for this exhibition. By 'Multifunctionality' it meant that the product can be functional by the usage of space or the product can be multifunctional itself.

Advertising Agency Valo and Konstantin Grcic invited top-class international designers and young talents from Finland and abroad to take part in the EcoDesign Special Exhibition. Over a hundred products were exhibited

Deka Design participated with the trans-form-it collection's lounge chair which aims to illustrate how a piece of furniture can have added functionality by being able to easily pack it away for transport and storage. More information about the 2011 EcoDesign exhibition is at http://www.ecodesign.fi/previous-exhibitions/2011-2/2011exhibition.htm

 

Unlimited: Asia Pacific Design Triennial at State Library of Queensland The Edge: 2010

Exhibition Moving Cities: Moving People: Moving Minds in collaboration with Griffith University Queensland College of Art's Master of Design Futures program, Inkahoots and Architectus.

Featuring the trans-form-it collection by Deka Design as an exemplary design project that illustrates current design re-direction in the face of future challenges.