photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada



 

“There are great tree species growing in the Finnish forests.
They are all more than suitable for research and design product material.
For instance, the common idea of Finnish pine has been a bit incorrect, probably because of the qualities of mass produced furniture or furnishings made of it. By sourcing the logs carefully one can find very noble pine wood to be used beautifully in the furniture.”

 



Harri Koskinen
www.harrikoskinen.com

 

 


 

”WWF Finland and NIKARI co-operation is a brilliant example of how a contemporary design company can represent sustainable thinking in the modern world. We at WWF Finland are happy to be part of Nikari PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE and together with great designers pay attention to the important issue of protecting forests globally.”

Anneli Alfthan
Director, Business and Industry
WWF Finland

PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE


PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE tells about Nikari philosophy and the Finnish wood design ideology: how we delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village. Because number 12 is the number of the year (and it is the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year, so definitely worth celebrating) and there are 12 months in a year, we asked twelve designers or design studios to study our philosophy and give their comments to it in a form of a wooden product. We co-operate with the Finnish WWF and part of the sales price is donated to protecting rainforests and forests globally.

Project designers:

JANUARY Harri Koskinen Finland
FEBRUARY Thomas Sandell Sweden
MARCH Martí Guixé Spain
APRIL Alfredo Häberli Switzerland
MAY Simo Heikkilä Finland
JUNE Mikko Paakkanen Finland
JULY Nao Tamura Japan
AUGUST Aamu Song & Johan Olin  Korea & Finland
SEPTEMBER Mikhail Barashkov Russia
OCTOBER Samuli Naamanka Finland
NOVEMBER Louise Campbell Denmark
DECEMBER Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano UK & Japan

During 2012 we will manufacture 12 pieces’ numbered series of each product.
Inquiries and reservations: sales@nikari.fi / tel +358 50 3761974

Information about collection product sales will be available
from 12 March 2012.

Press inquiries: johanna.vuorio@nikari.fi


FEBRUARY launch : Stockholm Furniture Fair, stand a 39:02, 7 – 12 February

 



"The design of JANUARY stool and bench challenge the cabinet maker to choose the wood material very carefully in order to reach the right kind of serene and peaceful atmosphere. In cabinet maker’s terms the joints of the products are very carefully thought of, one could even say “hitec”."

JANUARY: cabinet maker Juho Kinnunen

In co-operation with Fiskarsin Laatupuu