Iittala presents an exhibition on Raami by Jasper Morrison at Stockholm Design Week

During Stockholm Design Week 2019, Iittala presents a compelling new exhibition - “Creating Atmospheres (When Eating Becomes Form)”. Held at the Wetterling Gallery from the 5th to 8th of February, the exhibition highlights the philosophy of Raami, Iittala’s new dining collection designed by Jasper Morrison. Through “Creating atmospheres” Iittala addresses the concept of eating as form, interpreting the notion as both a shape as well as a behaviour.

Raami is a new dining collection designed by Jasper Morrison for Iittala. Launched at the beginning of 2019, the range is the continuation of Iittala’s design heritage. Made from glass, ceramic and wood, the versatility of the collection provides pleasant settings for any time of the day, in turn helping to foster a harmonious atmosphere at the dining table.

During Stockholm Design Week 2019, Iittala will present an exhibition that seeks to highlight the concepts at the core of the new collection. Designed by Ville Kokkonen and Florencia Colombo, ‘Creating Atmospheres (When Eating Becomes Form)’ takes a conceptual approach to eating - examining eating and dining behaviours as well as the form and shape they can take. The exhibition is divided into different sections, each addressing a specific aspect of the Raami collection within the context of different types of meals and times of the day. As Jasper Morrison explained “Raami items have an ability to influence - not only the atmosphere of the occasion, but also our behaviour in it.”

The exhibition also questions what defines a plate, a glass or a cup. Raami is a collection of individual tableware pieces in its purest manifestation. Jasper Morrison believes that the role of a designer is not to invent form, but rather to be open to the surrounding world, adapting objects for new purposes “through hard analysis, or, more satisfyingly, intuition and chance”. Morrison is especially interested in those everyday objects that continue to serve their purpose in form that has often been created by an anonymous designer. He admires “the mysterious quality and naturalness which anonymous objects, free of their author’s ego, so often have” and sees such anonymous objects as a reminder for designers that “in the real world an object depends on its long-term usefulness for survival”.

Creating Atmospheres – When Eating Becomes Form at Wetterling Gallery Kungsträdgården 3, Stockholm Opening hours: Tue, February 5th: 11 -16 Wed-Fri, February 6th-8th: 11-18

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