Cooperation between Metropolia and University of Tennessee takes a peek at Hidden Garden of Lights at Habitare Fair

12.09.2012

See this lamp 'Nocture' designed by Jaana Wahlsten, in Habitare at Metropolia's stand 7P21.

Paasikivi by Petteri Aaltonen.

Noste, a drying rack by Lauri Hiilinen and Thomas Tallqvist.

Mikko Siponen's Sankko, a metal container for indoor and outdoor use.

Want to hear the story how we met, how we seized each other and how we are continuing our inspiring cooperation?

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Tennessee are telling the story of their long-lasting and responsible partnership that creates new things at Habitare Fair's Ahead design area on 12-16 September.

Their first joint project was the 2008 UTZero prototype house which was developed into the Living Light house in the Solar Decathlon competition in Washington DC. This house has been touring cities in the US, providing inspiration for responsible construction with its solution: all the energy the house consumes is generated by solar panels. Metropolia's interior architecture students designed the lighting, and jointly with Tennessee students the interior.

Regular exchange programmes between the students and professors deepen cooperation between the University of Tennessee and Metropolia.

Light invites you to Hidden Gardens

Habitare takes a sneak preview of their latest joint project, the World Design Capital year's Hidden Garden of Lights event, coordinated by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland. The event displays several items from a number of people. Students of Metropolia and the University of Tennessee tell a story by means of their light installation of a dream of Finnish summer light in the inner courtyards of Helsinki city centre between 29 November and 9 December 2012.

Habitare's Ahead design area will give an idea of the lighting to be used in the Hidden Garden of Lights event through Nocturne, a lamp designed by Jaana Wahlsten. The design work has brought together students from the fields of media, performing arts, industrial design, interior architecture and textile design.

Metropolia's stand 7P21 was designed by Noora Hokkanen and Lotta Blomqvist. The graphical image was designed by Emilia Kaartinen and the multimedia presentation was made by Patrick Milvi.

Welcome to the presentations:

1) When: Thursday, 13 September 2012, 2pm–4pm
Where: Metropolia, Lummetie 2, Auditorium, Tikkurila, Vantaa.
What: Zero-energy building Living Light House
Speaker: Professor James Rose, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2) When: Friday, 14 September 2012, at 1 pm
Where: Habitare Ahead Forum
What: Hidden Garden of Lights cooperation process
Speakers: Megan Zolnier, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Jaana Wahlsten, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Sankko and Noste in Protoshop

Habitare's Protoshop displays 13 innovative products, chosen from 108 entries, and two of them were designed by Metropolia's industrial design students:

  • Mikko Siponen's Sankko, a metal container for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Noste, a drying rack by Lauri Hiilinen and Thomas Tallqvist.


Further information

Lecturer Merita Soini, tel. +358 (0)40 5850 417, firstname.lastname@metropolia.fi
Metropolia participating in World Design Capital year
Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
Habitare - Metropolia's stand 7P21
Habitare Protoshop


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