The second international EcoDesign Special Exhibition was held in conjunction with Habitare fair at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre 1 – 5 September 2010, presented unique, ecological lights. World-renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer from Germany was the curator of the exhibition.
Ingo Maurer (b. 1932), maestro of light and winner of several design awards, made his breakthrough with the table light "Bulb" back in 1966. His designs are always both technically intelligent and visually intriguing. In addition to lights, Maurer has designed light installations and lighting for public spaces, and held several exhibitions.
Ingo Maurer's influence in the new generation of designers is deemed significant. Ingo Maurer and producer Valo invited top-class international designers and young talents from Finland and abroad to take part
in the EcoDesign Special Exhibition. The exhibition featured approximately 80 unique and ecological lights. We were very delighted that so many designers decided took part the exhibition.
Images of the exhibition are available here.
EcoDesign recognition award shared among four designers. Samuli Naamanka (Finland) was awarded EUR 2000; Henrik Enbom (Finland), Heath Nash (South Africa) and the architect Julien De Smedt (Belgium) were awarded EUR 1000
each. The prize shared among the designers was donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation. The main partner of the exhibition, Sampo Bank Private Banking, granted Beyond the Ordinary prize of EUR 2000 to Tapio Anttila (Finland).
Barber, Edward & Osgerby, Jay
Borrione, Bruno & Sportes, Cedric
Claesson, Mårten & Koivisto, Eero & Rune, Ola
Gustafsson, Gabriella & Ståhlbom, Mattias Gustafsson, Marie-Luise & Fröberg, Ottemo Frida
Häll, Katarina & Edis, Philip
Myyryläinen, Raisa & Jaakkonen, Liisa & Helve, Jussi
Nyman, Niko & Köykkä, Mikko
Patel, Jitan V
Smedt De, Julien & Dons, Wouter