- AINO MICHELSEN
Aino Michelsen is a product and furniture designer born in Helsinki. In addition to product design, she has worked as a set designer for both theatre and tv advertising. She has graduated with her BA from the Lahti Institute of Design in 2013 and has since worked as a freelance designer and in a design store. In Autumn 2015 she will continue her studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She values simplicity, beauty and practicality in design. Products should delight their user day after day. Aino's booth at Talentshop consists of furniture, lighting and herb pots. The exhibition presents the rattan weaved Mai- and Em- lounge chairs and a small collection of lamps, which Aino designed while living in Vietnam. Mai chair refers to the traditional vietnamese Nón Lá hat, and the inspiration of Em derives from traditional local litter baskets. The products are handmade by cherishing traditional weaving methods in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition displays also a series of Timjam self-watering ceramic herb pots that have been launched at the Protoshop 2014 exhibition. Laura Seppänen has created the visual identity of the exhibition.