Architecture and Design Museum

Sauma: Design as a Cultural Interface
by A+D Museum
Wilshire Boulevard Location

SAUMA [Design as Cultural Interface] presented innovative contemporary design from Finland. The works in the exhibition explored new approaches to usability, user experience and the design process itself. SAUMA introduced experimental installations and design concepts including new portable devices, an experimental kitchen, an urban sauna and a game prototype.

Other exhibition items studied the ideas of portability, sensory experiences, and the ways in which we navigate our urban environment. Items included a jacket designed to sweep away the loneliness of urban dwellers and a perfume installation designed to evoke memories of certain cities. All the works featured were either new prototypes or fresh applications of recent design concepts.