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MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts
Via Guido Reni 4 A, Rome, Italy

Organized By

Embassy of Finland in Italy, ATL – The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices, Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma e provincia; main partner Eni; event partner ACROBATICA

Finnish Design, Ville Kokkonen at MAXXI

Five bright fixtures in a room, two of them standing on a white table, two hanging from the ceiling, and one standing by a wall. Two chairs made out of birch around the table.

Tuomas Uusheimo

Two talks will be held at Rome's MAXXI, where a new generation of Finnish designers are introduced and the common values they share with Studio Aalto. The first event features Ville Kokkonen, one of the most renowned contemporary Finnish designers.

The former Design Director of Artek, Ville Kokkonen, will illustrate, exclusively and as a preview for Italy, a selection of some of his most significant products. Sustainable and human-scale projects made with natural and innovative materials for ecologically and socially responsible project development. A recycled aluminum chair, a therapeutic lamp, and a travel parasol are among the products Kokkonen presents during the discussion.

The event is introduced and moderated by Saverio Sturm, associate professor in history of architecture at Roma Tre University. The talk coincides with the Aalto – Aino, Alvar, Elissa exhibition at MAXXI.

More information about the talk here.