SUKLAATILA – literally translated as “chocolate space”, is a Finnish hand-made chocolate brand from countryside. For me, their most interesting products are those chocolates that contains Finnish local dried berries or herbs. The one I bought to try is dark chocolate with quite a few whole dried blackcurrant. Really tasty!
NowHere Finland – a national exhibition was held in Taidehalli, Seinäjoki between 16.1. – 14.2.2010, organised by Pohjanmaan taidetoimikunta.
The exhibition’s purpose is to give designers outside of the capital area opportunities to showcase their designs and network with each other. Therefore, the co-operation partners include many provincial’s art committees, whose main responsibilities are to inform designers in their local areas of the event and to promote networking as well as to enhance public’s understanding on design.
The name of exhibition was interesting. Last year when I got to know about the exhibition, I thought it to be “NoWhere Finland”, a small city in the middle of nowhere? of NowHere Finland, happening right here! Well, it is of course the latter one.
Among 400 applications from all over Finland, 43 works are chosen and exhibited.
I visited Finlandia Hall on a winterday in 2006. This was how it looked like:
There I run into two American tourists, who told me that Finlandia Hall was their ‘top list’ during their short stays in Finland. Indeed, for any Aalto’s fan out there this is one of the master pieces you must see in Helsinki.
Alvar Aalto designed the architecture as well as all the furnitures and details inside out.