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Satyendra Pakhal
Satyendra Pakhal
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Satyendra Pakhal, Horse Chair
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Stephen Burks
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Stephen Burks, Missoni Vase
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Thomas Sandell
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Thomas Sandell, Tkyo Bench Roppongi Hills Eizo Okada
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Ilkka Suppanen
 
The Art of Life and Design -seminar
21.5.
14:00-18:00
Sampo Hall
This seminar introduces the personalities behind works of art. Its international array of speakers are at the absolute pinnacle of their respective fields.  Satyendra Pakhalé, Stephen Burks and Thomas Sandell will share their personal stories and experiences from the way to the top. A multi-disciplinary approach and a shared ability to work on different scales unites these different creative personalities. The aesthetic properties of some of their works are almost sculptural, while other creations have even spurred political turmoil. Scandinavian modernism meets materials and technology innovations in this seminar.


The seminar is organized in collaboration with Artek


Speakers

Satyendra Pakhalé
Satyendra Pakhalé (1967), International designer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After completing his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Design in India and Advanced Product Design in Switzerland, he worked at Philips Design - creating new products and scenarios for new business creations, among others in the areas of digital communication and transportation. In 1998 he set up his own design practice in Amsterdam. Since then he has been working on his own projects and on projects for diverse industries in many different countries. Renowned companies such as Alessi, Italy; Bosa, Italy; Cappellini, Italy; Colombo Design, Italy; C-Sam, USA/UK; CorUnum, The Netherlands; Curvet, Italy; De Vecchi, Italy; Erreti, Italy; Offecct, Sweden; Magis, Italy; Moroso, Italy; RSVP, Italy; SCA, Sweden; Tubes, Italy; Väveriet, Sweden; and organizations like Material ConneXion (USA) rank among his clients.

His design works are in several public collections, among others Centre Pompidou, Paris and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Recently he has been invited to head the Master Program in Humanitarian Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, NL. His prime interest at this point of time is the design of mass producible technically challenging personal products / objects to transportation systems, as well as limited edition pieces.


Stephen Burks
Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture and home accessories.

He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands including Artecnica, B&B Italia, Boffi, Calvin Klein, Cappellini and Missoni, as well as continuing his commitment to sustainable design in the developing world through his association with the American non-profits Aid To Artisans and the Nature Conservancy. He is the first African-American industrial designer to ever collaborate with these companies.

His work has been featured in numerous design publications and journals including & Fork, 1000 New Designs, Young Designers Americas, Design Secrets: Furniture, Design in Steel, New American Furniture Design and the International Design Yearbook.

Stephen’s projects have been exhibited around the world at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Tokyo Design Week, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the Vivid Gallery, Rotterdam, as well as Design Miami Basel and Design Miami.

He has hosted design workshops and been a visiting critic at design schools internationally including the Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, Centro in Mexico City, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, the ECAL in Lausanne, Ecole Des Beaux Arts de Saint Etienne, Konstfack in Stockholm, Parsons School of Design in New York, Pratt Institute in New York, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the UNAM in Mexico City, and the Vitra Design Museum in Boisbuchet, France.


Thomas Sandell
Thomas Sandell (1959) is one of the most internationally well known, successful interior desigers and architects in Sweden. He has designed products for Asplund, IKEA, B&B Italia, David Design, and many other international companies. He has also designed the interiors of rooms at the Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm and is now designing the buiding of the Stockholm Stock Exchange

Sandell founded sandellsandberg in 1995 with Ulf Sandberg and
Joakim Uebel – a company with 60 employees, integrating architecture, design and advertising. Sandell has designed several acclaimed interiors, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm and several advertising agencies. He is currently designing homes for the future: Gåshaga Brygga, 41 row houses at Lidingö outside Stockholm.

Sandell is the president of SAR, National Association of Swedish Architects and has received numerous design awards.


Moderator
Ilkka Suppanen
Designer Ilkka Suppanen (b. 1968) has studied architecture at the Technical University of Helsinki and Interior and Furniture Design in the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Already as a student, he worked actively abroad. In 1995, he founded Studio Suppanen in Helsinki. The clients of Studio Suppanen include Artek, Axis, Cappellini, Ferlea, Lucente, Luhta, Nokia, Proventus design and Saab automobiles.

Suppanen is one the best-known contemporary Finnish designers in the world. He has also received many international awards. In 1997, Suppanen and his Snowcrash team got the Young Designer of the Year Award in Germany. In the following year, he was nominated for the Dedalus prize for young European Designers by Ettore Sottsass as one of the four most important Designers under 40 years old. In 2000, Design Forum awarded Ilkka Suppanen and Harri Koskinen the Young Designer of the Year prize. Suppanen’s work has been exhibited worldwide including shows at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Milan Furniture Fair and the MoMA in New York. His works have been widely reported by the international press and significant publications. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst in Köln.


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