According to Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. the wilderness doesn't only belong in natural landscape but exists in our unconsciousness, design, cooking, behaviour and metaverse. In other words, Beyond the wilderness is a metaphor for freedom, spontaneity and dreaming. Counterbalancing the domesticated ideas in design industries such as new neutrality, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co's desire is to rewild and bring wonder to our environment with their positive, future orientated vision.
The exhibition combines new and older work ranging from traditional craft in woodwork, textile and ceramics to digital immateriality. Installation centres around long dining tent, created to host artist dinners with chef's experimental menu and Iittala setting. The exhibition will also showcase new collaborations with German ceramic tile manufacturer Golem, Swedish crystal company Målerås, Klaus riesling by Friedrich Becker and AR by VR4 Content.
Tales from Wilderness is a collection of handpainted crystal ornaments manufactured by Målerås Glasbruk in Sweden.
In the museum they converse with historical decorated tiles from Valencia.
Intricate floral fabrics are framed in hand crafted oak frames designed by Klaus Haapaniemi and made in Finland by Masa Salminen.
Purple Haze Rya rug
Design: Klaus Haapaniemi
Manufacturer: The Friends of Finnish Handicraft
Weavers: Kariina Linna and Sanna Reinikainen
Purple Haze Rya Rug is 8 square meters in size and made of 93 288 hand tufted piles. The colour surfaces consists of 37 different colors and 17 blended yarn piles. Making of the rya took nine weeks of work of two art weavers. The materials are 100% worsted yarn.