The Design Station in Lahti will start the WDC Helsinki 2012 in the City of Lahti with Tapio Anttila's (Interior Architect, member of Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO) exhibition ‘Design from Lahti by Tapio Anttila'. The exhibition will be open from 1 Jan until 27 Jan 2012.
The exhibition will include the laudable designer's new work as well as products he has designed over the years. The furniture and lighting on display are all local because Tapio Anttila has designed the products for companies located in Lahti and the surrounding areas.
"The emphasis of the exhibition is in Lahti because there is a lot of furniture know-how here which has also gained international success," Anttila explains. The exhibition will include products which have received international design awards as well as works which have received honorary mentions in Finland. The lamps in the exhibition have toured abroad during the autumn; they have been exhibited in the London Design Festival and Budapest Design Week.
The focus of the exhibitions organised in the Design Station, a WDC Helsinki 2012 meeting place in Lahti, is local design. Visitors can participate in the WDC Helsinki 2012 activities in many ways, for example in different workshops.
(source: WDC Helsinki 2012)