STUDIO Heikki Viinikainen is a design studio that manufactures Finnish glassware and art glass. Studio Heikki Viinikainen also offers exhibition and space design and product design for companies. "If I were to categorize my sources of inspiration, I could easily become chained by them! In addition to the balance of form, material and working characteristics of the object, I search for a dimension that gets my thoughts flowing. Glass as a material is special when it comes to its many possibilities from delicate forms of expression to wild play with colours. Glass forms a unique combination of colour, shape and space that live through light. They arouse my interest again and again and lead me towards new expeditions into the world of glass."


STUDIO Heikki Viinikainen on kotimaista käyttö- ja taidelasia valmistava muotoilustudio. Studio Heikki Viinikaisen palveluihin kuuluvat myös näyttely- ja tilasuunnittelu sekä tuotemuotoilu yrityksille. "Jos kategorisoisin innoituksen lähteitäni, joutuisin liian helposti niiden vangiksi! Muodon, materiaalin ja käyttöominaisuuksien tasapainon lisäksi etsin esineistä ulottuvuutta joka saa ajatuksen liikkeelle. Lasimateriaalin kohdalla on erityistä sen monet mahdollisuudet herkkyydestä rohkeaan värien ilotteluun. Lasissa yhdistyvät ainutlaatuisella tavalla väri, muoto ja tila jotka elävät valon kautta. Ne saavat aina kiinnostukseni heräämään uudelleen ja johdattavat uusille tutkimusmatkoille lasin maailmaan."


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Heikki Viinikainen

b. 30 January 1978 Kuopio, Finland


Education

2010  Designer, glass and ceramics, Kuopio Academy of Design

2005  Artisan (metal), Mikkeli Vocational College


Assignments

2017 Exhibition design, 100 x Glass - 100 Years - 100 Objects, The Finnish Glass Museum

2017 Exhibition design, Erkki Vesanto - Designer in Iittala, The Finnish Glass Museum

2017  Product design, Babushka glassware, Nord Design

2016  Exhibition design, Peep Show - Another Reality, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2015  Exhibition design, Timo Sarpaneva - Glass Art, The Finnish Glass Museum

2015  Exhibition design, Finnish Glass Lives 7, The Finnish Glass Museum

2014  Exhibition design, Agony to Ecstasy - Three-Dimensional Tales, Nuutajärvi

2014  Exhibition design, Nuutajärvi - A Never-Ending Story, The Finnish Glass Museum

2014  Exhibition design, European Glass Experience, The Finnish Glass Museum

2014  Exhibition design, Colour and Magic - French Art Deco Glass, The Finnish Glass Museum

2013  Exhibition design, Tapio Wirkkala - A Poet in Glass and Silver, The Finnish Glass Museum

2013  Teaching, Tavastia Education Consortium, glass artisans

2013  Exhibition design, Old Finnish Glass, The Finnish Glass Museum

2013  Shop design, The Finnish Glass Museum

2012  Exhibition design, Glass Etc., The Finnish Glass Museum

2012  Teaching, Tavastia Education Consortium, glass artisans

2012  Exhibition design, Erkkitapio Siiroinen, The Finnish Glass Museum

2012  Exhibition design, Gralglas Dürnau 1930-1981, The Finnish Glass Museum

2011  Exhibition design, Lasikomppania - The Nuutajärvi Glassmakers' Cooperative, The Finnish Glass Museum

2011  Teaching, Tavastia Education Consortium, glass artisans


Awards and Honours

2015  Glass art competition, Municipality of Urjala, third place

2013  Design competition for a font, Church Central Administration, The Finnish Glass Museum, commendation

2006  Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition, second place in the Finnish semi-finals

2005  Scholarship for diligence, Mikkeli Vocational College, Metal Department


Memberships

2013  Ornamo, Finnish Association of Designers

2011  Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative NuGO

2010 Nuutajärven lasitaitajat ry society, Lasikomppania


Solo Exhibitions

2009  Beneath the Blue Stone, Gallery Carree, Kuopio, Finland

2008  From Near You - Glass Design, Kellari gallery, Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland


Group Exhibitions

2016  Peep Show - Another Reality, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2015  In the Terrain of Form, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2015  Refact, Waterford City Hall, Ireland

2015  Wild Solar, Gallery Contempo, Helsinki, Finland

2015  EGE - European Glass Experience, The Murano Glass Museum, Murano, Italy

2015  EGE - European Glass Experience, Museo do Vidrio, Marinha Grande, Portugal

2015  Finnish Glass Lives 7, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2014  Glass in Sight, Gallery O, Helsinki, Finland

2014  White, Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

2014  Glass Kitchen Nuutajärvi, Helsinki Design Week, Finland

2014  Agony to Ecstasy - Three-Dimensional Tales, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2014  Blurred Lines, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland

2014  EGE - European Glass Experience, Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio, La Granja, Spain

2014  Camera & Quartz Sand, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Sipoo, Finland

2014  Nuutajärvi - A Never-Ending Story, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2013  Glass Exhibition at the Embassy of Finland, Washington, United States

2013  Glass is tomorrow, Ampersand House & Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2013  Glass is tomorrow, Museo della Scienza, Milan, Italy

2013  Glass is tomorrow, Cité du Design - Design Biennal, Saint-Étienne, France

2013  Glass is tomorrow, Quantum Glass, Paris, France

2013  Nuutajärvi 220, Arabia Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2013 Festival - Artist Communities of Nuutajärvi and Arabia, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2012  Souffler/Capturer, The French Institute of Finland, Pariisi, France

2012  Blow and Capture - Glass and Photographs, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2012  Infinity, Gallery Täky, Lappeenranta, Finland

2011  Lasikomppania, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2011  Kaj Franck's Landscape, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2010  Glass Fantasy, Iittala Glass Museum, Iittala, Finland

2010  Utopia and Homecoming, Gallery Taitemia, Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland

2010  Finnish Glass Lives, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2008  Glass Fantasy 2008, Iittala Glass Museum, Iittala, Finland

2008  KUMU 2008, Gallery Taitemia, Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland

2007  Kanttia kans! Gallery Taitemia, Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland

2006  Harvest, Gallery Taitemia, Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland

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