IRINA PÅTT


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 PLYWOOD WORKS - THE MAGIC OF DANCE        


Dance artist and dance pedagogue Tero Saarinen is quoted in Hannele Jyrkkä’s  book Seeker, as saying: “All people should have the opportunity, the right and curiosity to experience dance. The good feeling dancing produces affects the environment and also people around you”.

Irina Pått is known for handmade, ecologically-designed paper lamps. Recently, she has introduced a new material in her work –  birch plywood.

Since she was a child, she has been engaged in classical ballet and modern dance, with dance pedagogues Kari Karnakoski (1908-1985), Anneli Wallasvaara and Mary Paischeff(1899-1975) as teachers. Over the past two years, inspired by dance, Irina Pått has created 18 birch plywood reliefs and panels with LED light sources.

The works are designed for both public and private buildings, improving acoustics and bringing comfort and warmth to these spaces. The striped layers of sheets have been produced by a milling technology. The dominant feature of the works is the hollow form, reminiscent of giant Ice Age cauldrons that can be found in the Finnish countryside.

Dance is not one of the most common topics in Finnish design, so visualizing it has involved applying its own language of expression.

Wood is a valued material due to its ecological and recyclable properties. Eco-friendliness is considered one of the most important benefits for the use of wood in buildings – as a solution to indoor air problems, amenity (comfort), small carbon footprint, sound attenuation and healthiness. Products made of wood are made to last for generations.

“Plagues come and go, but art and design remain.”


DANSENS MAGI- plywoodarbeten


Dansaren och danspedagogen Tero Saarinen har i Hannele Jyrkkäs bok Etsijä sagt: “Alla människor borde ha möjlighet, rättighet och nyfikenhet att uppleva dans. Känslan av välbefinnande inverkar på omgivningen och på våra medvandrare.”

Irina Pått är känd för sina handgjorda, ekologiska designarmaturer och pappersreliefer. Som nytt material i hennes senaste arbeten finns också björkplywood.

Ända sedan barnsben har klassisk balett och modern dans varit en kär hobby. Som lärare har hon haft Kari Karnakoski (1908-1985), Anneli Wallasvaara och Mary Paischeff (1899-1985). Inspirerad av dansen har Irina Pått under två års tid arbetat fram 18 plywood-reliefer och paneler med LED-belysning.

Dessa arbeten är tänkta för offentliga och privata utrymmen. De kompletterar rummet, förbättrar akustiken och tillför värme och hemtrevnad. Randningen i skivans lager uppkommer genom fräsning och påminner om istidens jättegrytor.

Dans är inte ett vanligt tema i finsk design, därför har visualiseringen varit utmanande och krävt ett helt eget uttryckssätt.

Med tanke på ekologi och återvinning är trä ett uppskattat material. Ekologi är en av de viktigaste utgångspunkterna när man väljer trä som byggmaterial. Trä kan vara lösningen på många problem när det gäller t.ex inomhusluft eller ljudisolering. Trä ökar trivseln och har en positiv inverkan på vårt välbefinnande. Produkter framställda av trä är gjorda för att hålla i generationer.

“Epidemier kommer och går, men konst och design består.”






CURRICULUM VITAE


Studies

1986-90    University of Art and Design (now: Aalto University) Helsinki, MA

1986-90    Studies in Canada for MA

1969          Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, BA

 

Solo exhibitions

2021   The Magic of Dance, Gallery Veranda, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

2010   L’Heure Bleue, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki

2008   Artist of the Month, Design Museum, Helsinki

2007   Paperi ja Rosteri, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki

2006   Lumidesign,Täky Galleria, Lappeenranta, Finland

2000   Lumi Lights, Gallery of Design Forum Finland, Helsinki

1998   Behind the Darkness, Bau galleria, Helsinki

1995   Light and shadow, Kuusankoskitalo, Kuusankoski, Finland

1994   Paper Art, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada

1993   Paper Art, Espoon kulttuurikeskus, Espoo, Finland

1992   Tracks in Snow, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki, Finland

 

Some group exhibitions / Finland

2020   Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2019   Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2018   Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2017   Puun Valo, Pro Puu-keskus, Lahti

           Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2016   Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2015   Valo-Ljus-Lumière, KonstoForm, Gumbostrand, Sipoo

           EcoDesign15, Habitare, Helsinki

           Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2014   EcoDesign14, Habitare Helsinki

           Ornamo Annual Art and Craft, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2013   Pyhäniemen kartano Summer exhibition, Hollola

2010   EcoDesign10, Habitare, Helsinki

           With Love, Irina, Casuarina, Helsinki

           Art Helsinki, Messukeskus, Helsinki

           Gallery Norsu 10 years, Helsinki

2009   Finnish Paper Gallery 20 years, Kymen Paviljonki, Kuusankoski

2008   Art Helsinki, Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2006   Pro Artibus nyförvärv, Tobaksfabriken, Pietarsaari and Galleri Elverket, Tammisaari

           Naisen Kuva 100 Years of Women Designers, Design Museum, Helsinki

2003   Valo-Lights, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

2002   TheTree of the World, Design Museum, Helsinki

           Findesignnow 02, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

2001  The Editors´Dozen, awarded items during Helsinki Furniture Fair,

2000   Ljusspel-Valoleikki, Ekenäs Museum

1999   Materia ja Muoto (Material Connections), Design Museum, Helsinki   

1998   TAIKO 15 years, Verkaranta, Tampere   

1997   Fibre – International Paper Exhibition, Ruukingalleria, Fiskars

           Kesäcomment, Otso Galleria, Espoo 

1996   Valo, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki

           Luovat kädet, Kerava Museum

1994   Pro Cultura Esbo, Espoo Cultural Center, Espoo

           Paperin Paino, Verkaranta, Tampere

1993   Etappi, Jyväskylän kotiteollisuusmuseo; Etelä-Karjalan taidemuseo

           Novem, Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki; Pohjanmaan museo, Vaasa

1993   Materia, Kunsthalle Helsinki                         

1993   Paperipursi, Myllysaaren museo, Valkeakoski

 

Some group exhibitions / Abroad

2016 - 2019 Inspired by Paper - 30 years of IAPMA

          (International Association of Paper Makers and Artists) touring exhibition,

          North Cyprus EMU Famagusta, North Cyprus;

          Museo della Carta Fabriano, Italy;

          ART-papier Mattsee, Salzburg, Austria;

          Paper Museum, Capellades, Barcelona, Spain;   

          Schleusenhaus, Stade, Germany; 

          Muzeum Papernictwa w Dusznikach, Zdroj, Poland;                                             

          Musée Le Vigan, France;

          Papierwespe, Wienna, Austria; 

          Schloss Burgau, Düren, Germany; 

          Papiertechnische Stiftung, München, Germany;

          Kunstraum Nierenhof, Velbert-Langenberg, Germany;

          Forumkunstundhanwerk Tschacher, Mainburg, Germany

2009 Toinen luonto,DesignForum Finland-exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts of Budapest,Hungary

         Hyvän elämän kaari (The arena of Good Life) Finnish Architecture and Design,

         State Museum of City Sculpture, St.Petersburg, Russia

2006 Craft Show 2006, Philadelphia Museum of Art,

          Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA

2006-2007 Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth: touring exhibition in 14 European cities;

            A Coruna, Vigo, Sofia, Beograd, Zagreb   

2006 Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Museum of Decorative Arts & Design, Oslo  

2005 Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Riga, Budapest

2004 Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Prague, Gent and Milan

2003 Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany

2003 Light, Finland Center, Antwerpen, Belgia

         Papirkunst, Finsk-Norsk kulturinstitutt, Oslo, Norway

2002 Finnish Design, Gallery Mexicana (in connection/ Frans Mayer Museum), Mexico City

2001 Klar Form - Finsk design och konsthantverk, Finland Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden;

         Klar Form - Finsk design och konsthantverk, Ekerö kulturhus and Ekebyhovs slott Sweden

         Paper+Finland=Art, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

         Paper+Finland=Art, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, Canada;

         Paper+Finland=Art, Galerie Montcalme, Hull (Ottawa), Canada 

2000 Paper+Finland=Art, Susquehannah Art Museum, Harrisburg, USA

         Paper+Finland=Art, Art Galleries in Calgary 

         Paper+Finland=Art, St. John, Canada         

         Paper+Finland=Art, Mingei Museum, San Diego, California, USA

1999 Paper Worlds, Musée de Pully près de Lausanne, Switzerland

         Finnish Points, Form Design Center, Malmö, Sweden

         WCC (World Crafts Council) -European Prize for Contemporary Art- and Design-led Crafts,

         Musée des arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France

         WCC- Exhibition, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden

1998 WCC- Exhibitition, Palais Harrach, Wien, Austria; Gent, Belgium

         Paper+Finland= Art,The Chicago Athenaeum Museum at Schaumburg, USA

         Paper+Finland=Art, American Craft Museum, New York, USA

         Design for Europe, Biennal Interieur, Kortrijk, Belgium

1997 Finlandia Paperworks, Finlandia Hall, Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC, USA

         3rd Triennale, Northern Textile, Tournai, Belgium

1996 The Ishikawa International Urushi Design Exhibition, Japan

1996 Kalejdopapper, Röhsska muséet, Gothenburg, Sweden

         Paper Triennale, Musée Val de Charmey, Switzerland

         Paper Path, Denmark; Haderslev Museum, Haderslev Kunstforening;                                                          

         Paper Path, Galleri NB, Viborg;

         Paper Path, Galleri Deco, Ålborg;

         Paper Path, Galleri Rasmus, Odense                                                                                

         Paper Path,  Esbjerg Kunstmuseum Galleri Slugen;

1995 Paper Path, Runde Tårn, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995 14th Imadate Exhibition of Paper Art, Japan

1994 Mail-Art, Leevenhurst, Holland

         Novem – Finnish Craft, Form/ Design Center, Malmö, Sweden

1992 Medium Paper, Budapesti, Hungary                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Lamp Installations and Paper Art works in Collections

Raasepori, City Hall

Museum für Papier- und Buchkunst, Lenningen, Germany

Papiertechnische Stiftung, München, Germany

Metso Paper, Stateline, USA

Finnish State Collection, Finnish Embassy, Alger

Finnish State Collection, Helsinki, Finland

Bank of Finland Collection, Helsinki

Population Register Center, Helsinki

City of Helsinki, Helsinki,

Cultural Center G 18, Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

Nordea Bank, Helsinki, Finland

Port of Helsinki, Finland

Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Espoo, Finland

UPM, Helsinki, Finland

Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland

Collection Kyösti Kakkonen, Finland                                                                                             

 

 Other Activities

2017    PaperArtWork Kimara, video by Japanese Tokyo Design Week at Habitare, Helsinki  

2014    LUMI (S) Lamp design for Innolux.fi

2013    LUMI (L) Lamp design for Innolux.fi

2012   “I have received confirmation of the Finnish Copyright Council,that my Winter Forest works

            Wall Flax (Lamp Group Wall Installation), Table/Floor Flax and Boksi Flax enjoy copyright                                                                                                                              

            protection.”

2008- 2015 Konstrundan, Open House events at the Cable Factory Studio

2000    Design of PAPER LIGHT lamps for Design House Stockholm, Sweden

1999    LUMIDESIGN lamps were chosen as gifts for the guests during the EU-summit in Finland

1999    Irina Pått and the Power of Light, ArturTV2, Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation                  

1998    Art goes to the Restaurant, Restaurant Maxill, Helsinki Festival week, Helsinki

1996    Calendar publishing, Museum für Papier- und Buchkunst, Germany

1996- - Order work: Production of PRO CULTURA ESBO plaque and annual implementation

1997- 2002     ORNAMO Art and Design Finland; member of the representative body

1995- 1996     ORNAMO Art and Design Finland (TAIKO); member of the board

1994     Paper Art; TV –program on Chinese Fairchild Channel in connection to exhibition in                  

             Toronto, Canada 

1993     Calendar publishing, Medium Paper, Budapest, Hungary

1987     Participation in TVfilm; “Oilpainting for children”, FST, Finland

1970s-1980s Visual arts teacher in high school and upper secondary schools

 

Scholarships 

2019             Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

2015             Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

2010              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

2003              Art Council for Design; Quality Support for Design, Finland

2002              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

2000              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

1999              Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Finland

1999              Finnish State award for artistic work, Finland

1998              The Central Commitée for Art, Finland

1997              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

1996              Swedish-Finnish Culture Foundation

1996              City of Espoo, Finland

1995              Finnish-Danish Culture Foundation

1995              Post of Denmark

1994              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

1992              Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland

 

Awards

2015   ROPE-lamp, Honorary Mention, EcoDesign15 Exhibition, Habitare Furniture Fair, Helsinki

2008   A Dozen Journalists Award for ZERO lamp, Habitare Furniture Fair,Helsinki

2001   A Dozen Journalists Award for BOKSI lamp, Habitare Furniture Fair,Helsinki

1995   Cultural Award of the Year, City of Espoo, Finland

 

Memberships

ORNAMO Art and Design Finland

IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists)

NPH (Nordisk Papperhistorisk Förening)