Links to external sites featuring exhibition:
- core77
- flickr
- mocoloco
- New York Cool

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Valvomo in New York May 18-20, 2007

 

Valvomo internet pages
www.valvomo.com

Valvomo at Down East Fish House

May 18-20, 2007
402 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
Exhibition hours: Noon to 6:00 p.m. daily
House parties: Friday & Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Finnish design group, Valvomo, will soon transform an old fish locker building in the Meatpacking District into an extravagant design showcase displaying innovative furniture and lighting designs. The Valvomo exhibition is one of the main events of the Meatpacking District Design Week. The exhibit will be on display from May 18-20, 2007.

Download press releases:

Valvomo press release April 2005 - word doc / pdf

Valvomo exhibition objects 2005 - word doc / pdf





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Corolla
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COROLLA
Floor / seating pillows

Design Teppo Asikainen / Valvomo

Corolla is a modular seating pillow system.
Triangular pillows can be attached to each other with zippers making possible different combinations that can be used as floor pillows or as seating,

Measurements for one pillow: W.75cm, D.75cm, H.10cm.

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BLASTER

Design: Asikainen, Terho / Valvomo
Creative agency: Contra
Client: Nokia Corporation

MP3-player for mobile phones.
A custom made small series of transparent "ghettoblasters" for displaying music phones of Nokia. The campaign took place in Summer 2006 around parks, beaches and music events thruout Finland.

Transparent acrylic, electronic components.
W 43cm x H 38cm x D 14cm


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SOUNDWAVE SWELL

Manufacurer: www.offecct.se
Design Teppo Asikainen / Valvomo

The Swell panels are designed to be used as lightweight sound absorbers in the upper frequency range. They are well suited to eliminate disturbing reflections of environmental voice sounds, telephones and computer disk drives etc. They can also be used to improve privacy in an open work area such as a modern office space or a restaurant.

Material: molded polyester fibre
Measurements: 58,5x58,5x8 cm

 

   

Radian
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RADIAN, seat

Design Vesa Hinkola / Valvomo

Radian is a beanbag seat with geometrical computer mesh structured surface.

Measurements: heignt 40cm, width 110cm, depth 110cm
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CALAMARE lamp

Design Jan Tromp / Valvomo

Hanging lamp made of XOREL polyethylene fabric. Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 70 cm.


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TIMO ROUND AND SQUARE

Design: Timo Vierros / Valvomo
Manufacturer: peterpepper.com (U.S.A.)
Photo: Joe Carlson

Timo -trash and recycling receptacles. "Timo Round" is available with top or side openings, while "Timo Square" has a unique ´tip out´access door for easy bag removal. Place individually or or in multiples for various recyclables both indoors or out. "Timo Square" can also be wall mounted for security and easy floor maintenance. Steel construction, powder coated or stainless steel, 100% recyclable.

Size: 50cm diam. x 100cm h. 50cm w x 50cm d x 96cm h.


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EMBER

Design Kari Sivonen / Valvomo

Ember is a playful soft furniture. The user is free to make different shapes and sizes by adding and removing the modules. The design is based on tetrahedron, one of the five Platonic solids. Plato equated the tetrahedron with the "element" fire.

Materials: XOREL polyethylene fabric, EP-S filling
Measurements, edge 100 cm, height 90 cm
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CRATER, bench

Design: Ilkka Terho / Valvomo
Manufacturer: peterpepper.com
Photo: Joe Carlson

Peter Pepper Products USA has launched new products designed by Valvomo.
Offered with 2 or 3 seats, the crater bench is lightweight, yet durable for interior and exterior use. Contoured seats and soft edges make this an excellent choise in multiple bench seating. Roto-molded polyethylene, 100% recyclable. Tubular steel frames hidden underneath to connect individual sections. Optional security mounting available.

Size: (2-seater) 137 cm l x 50 cm d x 45 cm h (3-seater) 195 cm l x 50 cm d x 45 cm h.

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OE -chair

Design Vesa Hinkola / Valvomo

oe is a comfortable stackable chair. The design is based on a round organic shape cut open from both sides to make space for chairs legs when stacked. oe is designed to be produced in integral skin polyurethane.

Measurements: height 77cm, width 64cm, depth 61cm.

 

   
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BEING floor lamp

Design: Rane Vaskivuori / Valvomo

Being is a floor lamp with ambiguous personality. Its textile covered body is flexible and its form can be adjusted.
Lamps contain white LED lights in polycarbonate diffuser with various designs. A version with translucent body also houses a compact fluorescent lamp for ambient lighting.

Colours: black and white
Measurements: W 55 x D 55 x H 60 / 110 / 150 cm
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LIGHT PILLOW

Design: Markus Nevalainen / Valvomo

The Light Pillow is a large and soft lamp that can be used in various
situations on the floor or leaning against the wall. It is perfect when
used for example as a reading light under your head while lying on the
floor.

Light Pillow is made of polyethylene fabric, light source 6 x 12 w light bulb
Measurements: H 25 cm, D 108 cm W 128 cm

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OKA COATRAKS

Manufacturer: www.inno.fi
Design: VALVOMO/ Teppo Asikainen
Oka A, hanging coatrack:
Coatrack hangs from ceiling with a steel wire. It rotates and moves sideways, doesn't take floor space and makes cleaning much easier. Equipped with 6 hooks and a height adjusting mechanism. Material: chromed steel and polyurethan. Standard colours of hooks: dark grey, lime green and orange.Length of wire 200 cm.

Oka B, standing coatrack: Equipped with 6 hooks. Material: epoxy coated steel and polyurethan. Standard colours of frame: white, black and aluminium colour. coloures of hooks as in hanging version. Size: base 400 x 400 and height 1840 mm.

   

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BUOY LAMP

Design: Markus Nevalainen / Valvomo

The Buoy lamp is a dimmable lamp that can be placed on the floor, on the table or taken to bed for reading. Swinging or pushing the lamp gently turns it on. The lamp will start dimming when it is held in a diagonal position. The dimming will stop when the desired level of light is chosen and the lamp is returned back to the vertical position. Tilting the lamp down turns the lamp off. The base of the lamp is soft and heavy, so the lamp will swing slowly back and forth for a while every time it has been pushed or switched on.
After a gentle touch of the lamp, it will always provide you the right amount of warm and soft light in various situations.
Buoy lamp consists of a rotation molded 3 mm thick opal polypropylene diffuser and a black polyurethane base with a control card in it. The light source is A60 W / E27

Measurements: H 42 cm, ø 24 cm

   

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DRESS, chair

Design Rane Vaskivuori, Timo Vierros / Valvomo

The Dress chair is a comfortable and light easy chair. Steel leg structure of the chair is supporting the cushion-like seat that seems to hover above the ground. Upholstered seat pad can be easily removed just by sliding it off the leg. Thus it can be turned over, cleaned or changed. The chair is stackable.
The Dress chair can be used for example at a dinner table, in a lounge or in a conference room, just to give few examples of its versatility. Removable cover allows you to change the look of the chair easily.

Measurements: W.75cm, D.63cm, H.82cm

   

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DROPPE-chair

Design Ilkka Terho / Valvomo

This chair is designed to defy gravity, due to its unique leg structure. Legs of steel, shell of pressed plywood. Also possible to make the shell of injection-molded plastic. Stackable.

Measurements: height 77cm, width 55cm, depth 50cm.

   

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SOFTBOX

Manufacturer: www.softbox.se
Design: Markus Nevalainen, Kari Sivonen / Valvomo

Softbox is an elegant and simple storage system. The boxes can easily be combined, stacked or moved to suit different needs. The soft surface of the box gives it a tactile quality. The material used in the Softboxes is heat formed needle punched polyester felt. The lids are made of vacuum formed PET plastic.

The measurements of the box: W 57 x D 42 x H 18 cm
The measurements of the lid: W 57 x D 42 x H 3 cm

   

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Fly Chair

Design Teppo Asikainen / Valvomo 1999-2005

A lightweight stackable chair with flexible frame. Materials stainless steel and plastic.

Measurements: height 90cm, width 50cm, depth 55cm


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CCL, LIGHT

Design Timo Vierros/Valvomo

This minimalist light was designed to study and demonstrate beautiful glass material. The coating on the glass breaks the white light into separate colors. The name CCL stands for Complement Color Light. The light appears blue through the glass, but on the wall are reflected hues of orange and yellow. Colors are very vibrant and strong because the coating does not absorb any light. The mood of the light resembles earth atmosphere during sunset or sunrise.

60x18x56 cm.

   

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CHIP-lounger

Design: Teppo Asikainen, Ilkka Terho / Valvomo

Chip is a lounger that you place on the foor and find it surprisingly comfortable. Slight change of balance makes it swing softly. Underneath there is a polyurethane "cushion" to smoothen the movement. Chip has been immensely popular in the media, it was included in the International Design Yearbook, amongs others.

Materials: form-pressed plywood, polyurethane.
140x60x45cm.

     

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GLOBLOW LIGHT COLLECTION

Manufacturer:
www.daviddesign.se
(all Globlows, except the LED)

Design: Vesa Hinkola, Markus Nevalainen, Rane Vaskivuori / Valvomo
When Globlow lamp is switched on it inflates slowly to become a gently glowing globe. Turned off it sinks quietly to sleep.

All steel parts with powder coated aluminum finish. Shade: white rip-stop nylon. Lamp: low energy, max 15 W.
All models include 12 W fans.

GLOBLOW BIG FLOOR LAMP

Dimensions: H 178, ø 80 cm

The Globlow-lamps takes shape as it fills with air. The lamp takes a different form every time it deflates.

 


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GLOBLOW XL PENDANT LAMP

New large version of Globlow pendant lamp: Ceiling mount with powder coated finish.

Size of the pillow 140 x 140 cm.


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GLOBLOW POLE

Dimensions: H 126, ø 40 cm

The luminous column expands to full height as the power is switched on. Globlow Pole can be suspended at any height from the ceiling.

GLOBLOW LED (prototype)

Dimensions: 75 x 35 cm

Globlow LED is a new kind of a lamp using LED light source and microprocessor technologies in imaginative ways. The lamp can be programmed to play different light sequences (color / brightness) and shade movements. The lamp can be activated by using various types of remote controls and sensors.

     

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JAWS & SHAMROCK candle holders

Design Ilkka Terho / Valvomo

A series of candle holders for tea lights and regular candles. A semi-sphere has been carved out in two different ways for the two types of candles. The sharp "Jaws" bite into the candlestick. As the jaws are wedged, different sizes of candles fit. For tea lights there is "Shamrock", which has room for three tea lights, keeping them far enough from each other to avoid overheating. Ceramic white semipheres are 12cm of diameter, the carved out surfaces are of different color glazing.


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KROMOSOM

Design Jan Tromp / Valvomo

A stackable small chair.
The inspiration for the shape of this chair comes from the microcosm of living organisms.

Materials: Steel and form-pressed plywood
Measurements 48 x 48 x 80 cm

       
VX-stool

VX -stool

Design Vesa Hinkola / Valvomo

vx is a wooden stool with simple geometry.
It can be used as a stool or as a small side table with a sofa.


Measurements: height 43cm, width 35cm, depth 28cm.

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PLANAR EASY CHAIR & SOFA

Design Ilkka Terho / Valvomo

This easy-chair and sofa design is based on the idea of "reducing" all unnecassary volumes of a rectangular volume to enable comfortable sitting. This leads to some interesting, unparallel "planes" that make the object interesting to look at from different angles. Upholstered, legs of steel rod. A sofa of the same idea has also been prototyped.

Measurements 90x90x77cm.

     

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SATURNUS

Design Kari Sivonen / Valvomo

Saturnus table system is perfect for varying needs in home environment. By placing the two table modules on top of each other you get a conventional two level sofa table and just by lifting the other module onto the floor, one can easily double the usable table top surface or have two lower floor level sets. When there is a need for free floorspace, Saturnus can be hung to the wall like a painting. When disassembled the table is flatpacking and easy to store and move. Saturnus is a prototype and it´s made of 4 mm sheet aluminium and 35 mm diameter steel legs. All parts are painted and laquered.

Dimensions: height 18,5-37 cm, table top 80x80 cm

       

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TWO-STEP, COAT RACK

Manufacturer: www inno.fi
Design Timo Vierros/Valvomo

The smart tubular structure in the coat rack makes it lightweight and stackable. These properties make the coat rack ideal anywhere where flexibility is an advantage.
Lightweight makes it easy to move the coat rack. It stacks sideways effectively. Racks connect to each other by connector piece and form rigid lines. The wavy foot tube and tilted vertical tubes form visually interesting curtain shape.

100x179x46 cm.

       

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Y, umbrella stand and coat rack

Manufacturer:
www.gosputnik.com
www.idee.co.jp
Design Rane Vaskivuori / Valvomo

It is easy to hang umbrellas and coats on arms of Y. Raindrops from wet umbrellas stay in a basis that is concavely shaped.

Y is made out of polyurethane foam and steel. Basis is cast aluminum.
Measurements: Umbrella stand W.30cm, D.30cm, H.96cm
Coat rack W.30cm, D.30cm, H.160cm

       
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