3 X Skandium events at once!

Skandium Marylebone
Thursday 9 June 2005


* Talk by renowned trend forecaster Anne Liese Kjaer about tomorrow's consumer and trends to be.

* Introduction of the new Teema collection by iittala's Product Development Manager, Christel Vänerberg.

* New exhibition of items by designers Maria Jauhiainen and Julia Lundsten, both from Finland.

Join us at SKANDIUM for an eventful evening

86 Marylebone High Street, London W1

Starting 7 pm prompt!

Drinks and canapés will be served with kind support of the Finnish Embassy

Skandium is pleased to introduce our partnership with Bang & Olufsen of Knightsbridge, who will be providing us on the evening with the contemporary classic BeoCenter 1 Television to support this event.

This event is strictly by invitation only

RSVP to chrystina@skandium.com

Tomorrow's consumer and trends

Anne Lise Kjaer

We are proud to present the renowned trend forecaster Anne Lise Kjaer from Kjaer Global, whose clients include amongst many Herman Miller, Ikea, Fritz Hansen, Sony, Toyota, Puma, Unilever and McKinsey. She will talk about macro trends and their impact on tomorrow s consumer mindset and lifestyle.

Anne Lise's exceptional eye for social trends is matched by an original and inspiring way of translating future concepts into products. She is a popular and hugely charismatic speaker with regular conference and lecture engagements throughout Europe, Scandinavia and North America. Her audiences range from todays leading executives to tomorrow's brand developers.

Anne Lise Kjaer s insight into every area of futures from food to fashion, cars and electronics to the next big thing in retail has given her a worldwide client base and a unique ability to engage and inspire her audiences. The future is not some place we go but one we create, she says.

Teema by Kaj Frank

Christel Vänerberg, Product Development Manager at iittala

Essential simplification. The classic Teema collection from 1952 is based on familiar and basic shapes - a circle, a square and a rectangle. Kaj Frank found them simply irresistible and spent his time reducing all excessive elements, until only the essential remained.

This series is highly versatile; every piece is designed with a practical and functional aspect. Mixing these features and combining them with other dishes offers an endless range of innovative, colourful table settings. Teema is presenting the core of Scandinavian modernism and is a highly appreciated classic, which can be found in a number of Design Museums worldwide.

The Teema vessels have now been updated in size to make them more usable for today's living. Two colours, turquoise and dark brown, are new to the Teema family.

Skandium has the pleasure to introduce Christel Vänerberg, Product Development Manager at iittala, who will present the new Teema range by Kaj Frank and tell us about it's history and why it is worthwhile bringing into the future.

New perspectives on Finnish design

Maria Jauhiainen and Julia Lundsten

At the same time, we have the pleasure to introduce new jewellery by Maria Jauhiainen, who's bowl Lehti is now part of the permanent collection at the V&A, and shoe designer Julia Lundsten with her label Finsk.

The practices of these two London-based young Finnish designers are characterised by a shared interest in experimental and innovative working processes. Traditional materials and tooling is used to find new perspectives and possibilities in their product design. The result shows a smooth fusion of functionality and desirability, minimalism combined with glamour and playfulness. This gives an insight into a new wave of design rooted in Finland but embracing the international creative scene.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHRYSTINA SCHMIDT ON chrystina@skandium.com or 020 7487 4767