The cooperation between Fiskars and Aalto University started in 2017 by defining shared interest areas in the long term, and first concrete projects started in 2018.
projects - outcomes - exhibitions
-still being updated-
Teacher: Anna van der Lei
Glass workshop assistant: Ekin Kayis
Glass blowers: Janne Rahunen & Orcum Erdem
Aalto workshops: Tomi Pelkonen
Sixteen students attending the Experimental Design course in spring 2017 were asked to re-think the future for 2000 red Coca-Cola bottle crates. The task at hand was as challenging as it was fruitful, the possibilities of material processing and future applications being almost limitless.
The course Experimental Design runs yearly at Aalto University school of Arts Design and Architecture and has the length of seven weeks. Throughout the course the student conducts practice and studio based research developing experimental methods, which they can implement in their design process.
The students used both domestic and industrial tools to recycle and process the plastic crates with varying results. After receiving the 2000 bottle crates the students started to work on a collective material library before continuing individually or in small groups. One hundred samples from this collective library are illustrated in a project book accompanied with descriptions of the methods and tools used to produce each sample.
Teachers: Anna van der Lei, Tiina Aaras
Course assistant: Erin Turkoglu