Installations

6 SCENES OF BEAUTY / UNTITLED 2012

Nathalie Lautenbacher and Naoto Niidome created an unreal scenery from the woods were the atmosphere is created by lighting, colour and natural materials. The work is made from real painted pine tree trunks brought into a box. The base of the interior is filled with over 5000 small porcelain bowls that create a colourful ground. The installation is like a scene from a fairy-tail and makes one´s imagination fly.

”What is the most beautiful place on earth? Personally, we think that forest is one. We´ve played with scale and colour to create a stage for a strange, unexpected and unknown event: What on earth has happened here? Wood and tree represent strong and reliable nature. A bowl is an archetype of man-made object: fragile and ephemeral. The installation is about longing to a silent place with no disturbance.”

The exhibition 6 Scenes of Beauty at Vantaa Art Museum showed art and design side by side as part of the programme of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. Other artists in the exhibition were graphic designers Rami Niemi and Teemu Väätäinen, fashion designer Tuula Pöyhönen, sculptor Tommi Toija and visual artists Anna tuori as well as Maaria Wirkkala. The exhibition was curated and designed by interior architects Elina and Klaus Aalto.

6 SCENES OF BEAUTY / UNTITLED 2012 (W200 D570 H310 cm)  Pine tree, stained porcelain, wood material, fabric, electric components for lighting  / Photo by Sakari Manninen

6 SCENES OF BEAUTY / UNTITLED 2012

(W200 D570 H310 cm)  Pine tree, stained porcelain, wood material, fabric, electric components for lighting  / Photo by Sakari Manninen


STOCK-series  2013-

STOCK-series consist of tiny porcelain bowls and a storage space of various sizes. The 5.500 ceramic bowls were first manufactured for a World Design Capital event 6 Scenes of Beauty at the Vantaa Art Museum in 2012. After the event was over, the bowls had to be packed into boxes and taken elsewhere for storage. The packing, removal and storage became part of new installations which transform according to the surrounding space.

The work deals with the themes of change and permanence at many levels.

The eternal aspects of clay fascinate us, and ceramic material has something very permanent about it. The shapes of bowls are also related to longevity, although they look very fragile.

 

Photo by Ben Rinner  

Photo by Ben Rinner

 

STOCK I ,  2013 / Designmuseum, Design Migration 10+ Exhibition   (W 220 D 240 H 25 cm)  Stained porcelain & spruce  

STOCK I ,  2013 / Designmuseum, Design Migration 10+ Exhibition  

(W 220 D 240 H 25 cm)  Stained porcelain & spruce

 

STOCK II and STOCK III , 2014 /  Lokal Helsinki, Pink Exhibition  (W 30 D 15 H 40 cm) (down) , ( W 40 D 15 H 35 cm ) (up)  Stained porcelain & spruce Photo by Katja Hagelstam  

STOCK II and STOCK III , 2014 /  Lokal Helsinki, Pink Exhibition

 (W 30 D 15 H 40 cm) (down) , ( W 40 D 15 H 35 cm ) (up)  Stained porcelain & spruce

Photo by Katja Hagelstam

 

STOCK IV , 2014 / Designmuseum, Keramiikka tilassa – keramiikan tila / Ceramics and Space Exhibition ( W100 D380 H240 cm )  Stained porcelain, spruce, fabric, electric components for lighting  

STOCK IV , 2014 / Designmuseum, Keramiikka tilassa – keramiikan tila / Ceramics and Space Exhibition

( W100 D380 H240 cm )  Stained porcelain, spruce, fabric, electric components for lighting

 

STOCK V ,  2015 / Finnish Institute, Paris. LES MAINS DANS L´ARGILE Exhibition ( W380 D100 H300 cm)  Stained porcelain, spruce, fabric, electric components for lighting

STOCK V ,  2015 / Finnish Institute, Paris. LES MAINS DANS L´ARGILE Exhibition

( W380 D100 H300 cm)  Stained porcelain, spruce, fabric, electric components for lighting