I’ve been savoring the move to the new house and slowly trying and contemplating different ways of arranging and showcasing the models and having the tools available and organized.
Some objects of note.
My grandfather after serving in the Finnish Army and the two wars against the Russians heard there are mines in Baltic Sea and decided someone should clear them so he joined the Navy. The set of glasses was passed down to me. His set for the special occasion and a potent drink. The glasses have been designed by Tapio Wirkkala, one of the all time greatest designers and rest in a display case machined into a block of wood recovered from a hull of a very old ship laying in the bottom of the gulf.
The stool belonged to my other grandfather, also a veteran of the war, and later a photographer. I spent a lot of time in his studio growing up, a magical place of german and swiss hardware, with a very contrasting dark room that smelled of old wood and different chemicals used to develop the photographs. The stool is designed by Alvar Aalto, and was apart of a pioneering collection of furniture for Artek, and this stool is 75 years old. They still make them. Behind it is a Speaker from a company called Unmonday that I co-designed and co-founded. And underneath it a wooden chest from a brilliant American company called Best Made
I also got the wolves and the legion out and put them in the book shelf until I arrange my Glass Domes and decide how to arrange stuff.