The Craft Council of Ireland and World Crafts Council Europe are holding a one day conference 'Craft Conscious: Re-Shaping global futures in the innovation age' in Dublin on 9th June 2011. The conference is part of the 'Year of Craft 2011' in Ireland. The conference moderator is Fintan O'Toole and key speakers include Brian Keaney (Tonfisk Design), Edmud de Waal (veramic artist and Author), Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg (Chief, Creative Economies and Industries Programme, United Nations), Finbarr Bradley (Lecturer and Author) and Leonardo Bonanni (CEO, Sourcemap.org). Brian Keaney's talk will be titled 'Consumer Connections'. http://www.craftinireland.com/
Tonfisk Design is launching its new KULMA Candlebra at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt 11.2 - 15.2 stand 11.0 E49. KULMA is the result of a cooperation between Tonfisk Design and student Tiina Numme. Tiina took on the challenge of designing a new candleholder for Tonfisk as her final work for her studies in Turku (This years European city of Culture). KULMA is both aesthetical and functionally interesting as it can be used on its own or combined in groups of two's or three's. Very soon to be available to purchase on Tonfisk's webshop.
In 1998 the original WARM series was exhibited for the first time as the graduation work of Brian Keaney. Shortly afterwards the first orders were completed and after Tonfisk Design was launched in 2000 the WARM series has been its trade mark product. Presently the WARM series is retailing in over 20 countries worldwide and is included in the collections of several museums including Les Arts Decoratif in Paris. Since 1998 several new pieces have been gradually added to the range however the range has continued to lack bowls and plates.
Now in autumn 2010 fifteen new pieces designed by Brian Keaney will be added to the range. The new pieces include 4 sizes of bowls including the large Salad Bowl and Soup Bowl (see picture below), 3 sizes of serving plates, 4 sizes of dining plates a candle holder and a new cappuccino cup. The functional and aesthetic characteristics of the original range are continued with the combining of ceramic and wood with simple forms. Functional characteristics include the possibility to use the serving plates as lids on the bowls.
The new pieces will be launched in Helsinki at Design Market (30.-31.8) and Habitare 2010 September 1-5 (stand 2c61) and will also be available in autumn from all Stockmann department stores and Tonfisk Design’s own webshop.
Finland's largest design sales DESIGN MARKET is again taking place at the Cable Factory in Helsinki from 28.-29.9 and Tonfisk is again present. DESIGN MARKET is from 11am-5pm both days and products and offers can be found from 50 design companies. Last year 15 000 visitors came bargain hunting. www.helsinkidesignweek.com/designmarket
If you cannot make it to Design Market then the following week you can find Tonfisk at HABITARE, Finland's largest interior fair at the fair center in Helsinki exhibiting at stand 2c61 alongside Kotona Design, Klo Design and Kui Design from the Turku Design Now! group. Tonfisk and Klo Design are exhibiting their new products and great offers are available from all companies. http://web.finnexpo.fi/Sites1/Habitare/Sivut/default.aspx
Tonfisk Design will exhibit at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt for the tenth year. New on our stand this spring will be a selection of products from other companies in the Turku Design Now group (www.turkudesignnow.fi). In 2010 it will be possible to order internationally a selection of products from the group through Tonfisk Design and so only have to deal with a single supplier. To see more please visit us at Ambiente stand 11.0 F 50