VALVOMO New Finnish Design (2007)
Valvomo, a Helsinki-based design collective founded in 1993, transformed an old fish locker building in the Meatpacking District into an extravagant design showcase displaying a selection of innovative furniture and lighting designs spanning the studio’s fourteen year history. The exhibition was one of the main events of the Meatpacking District Design ’07 and the U.S. debut for Valvomo.
The design studio’s first North American client, Los Angeles-based Peter Pepper Products, launched three products designed by Valvomo at the event. In addition to Valvomo’s own designs the showcase included street fashion by CTRL Clothing and electronic music by DJs PJVM and Randy Barracuda. The then brand new Vice Guide to Helsinki was also distributed at the event.
The first New Finnish Design event was organized in collaboration with Design Forum Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, with the support of the Consulate General of Finland.