UPM Grada Best Pieces Exhibition in Lahti, Finland

Press Release 8.1.2014 14:00 EET

UPM Grada Best Pieces Exhibition on Jan 7-31, 2014 at Pro Puu Gallery in Lahti Finland

UPM presents the crème de la crème of UPM Grada designs on Jan 7-31, 2014 at Pro Puu Gallery in Lahti. The exhibition collection is based in both experienced designers’ and young talents’ pieces in which the UPM Grada material have been utilised in an innovative way. The exhibition climaxes in UPM Grada Design Awards Event on last week of January. The winner for both designer categories – UPM Grada 2013 Designer and Young Designer 2013 – will be announced in the event. The total value of prizes and co-operation agreements are 10 000 euros.

The nominees for UPM Grada Designer 2013 category are designers Samuli Naamanka, Tapio Anttila and Jouko Järvisalo. In the exhibition Samuli presents two of his UPM Grada designs; Isku’s Lightness chair and MyFly chair sold by Arktis and Piiroinen. Tapio’s UPM Grada work in spotlight are the ON series chairs, Mixhanger clothes-hanger and shoehorn as well as Bird Feeder Finland bird table. Jouko exhibits his Viuh chair which is part of the Mobel collection.

The nominees for the Young Designer 2013 category are Toni Kalliokoski and Markus Niskasaari, Jesse Christian Perttula and Anne Kärki. In the exhibition, Toni and Markus present their Aalto loudspeakers, Jesse his Moiré seat and Anne her partition board Playwood.

From left: Samuli Naamanka's MyFly chair, Toni Kalliokoski's and Markus Niskasaari's Aalto loudspeakers, and Anne Kärki's ratition board Playwood.

For further information please contact:
Mr Mikko Tilli, Manager, UPM Grada, tel. +358 40 674 3809

Pro Puu Gallery
Satamakatu 2 A, 15140 Lahti
Opening times: Mon to Fri 10-17, Sat 10-14
Closed on Sunday

UPM Grada is a new thermo-formable wood material for the form pressing industry. Grada technology revitalises the forming of wood with heat and pressure and opens up new opportunities for designs not achievable with traditional methods. UPM Grada’s unique forming properties enable high quality and ecological designs which are also visually appealing. UPM Grada – Safe, Durable, Ecological www.upmgrada.com