Peek inside the Manor – summer event at the Lauttasaari Manor

We are happy and excited to invite you to take a peek inside the Kone Foundation's new home, the newly-refurbished Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Helsinki), on Friday 8 June from 3 pm to 9 pm! The day is full of exciting activities: performances by the Naapurihmasto group of artists, the mask workshop for children, music by Lau Nau and Kalle Salonen, and guided tours of the manor and the art in its garden.

The thorough renovation of the Lauttasaari Manor is finally complete and it’s time to take a look inside the manor. The manor will become the Kone Foundation’s new premises, which we intend to make into the heart of art and science in Helsinki: a place where people meet to discuss and question ideas, bring new ideas to life and challenge them, and feed their souls with art. Above all, the manor will be a place where we share the work, skills and know-how of our grant recipients – researchers, artists and other bold makers.

Our Peek inside the Manor event is all about celebrating the summer and the completion of the renovation, which began in 2016. The Kone Foundation’s move into the manor signifies a new phase in the history of this building, built in 1837, and the oldest building in Lauttasaari, the Red Villa (Punainen huvila), dating back to 1791–93. The renovation of both the manor and the villa has been carried out respecting the original spirit of the buildings, while paying attention to their new purpose. The manor’s old garden will be restored to its former glory and adorned with a wealth of modern art – the largest being a group of works by artist duo Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri, called Lahopuutarha.

PROGRAMME

  • Café Puhuri in the Red Villa is open throughout the event. On view at the café is Kalle Hamm’s and Dzamil Kamanger’s exhibition The Immigrant Garden.
  • Artist Heini Aho’s installation is exhibited on the ground floor of the manor
  • Architect Minna Lukander, Architect Mari Mannevaara, Landscape Architect Pia Kuusiniemi, Conservator Tiina Sonninen, Construction Manager Ari-Pekka Lanu and Project Engineer Eetu Järvinen share information about the manor’s renovation and interior and garden design – you’ll recognise them by their yellow high-visibility vests
  • The office of the Lauttasaari Neighbourhood Association (Lauttasaari-Seura) on the first floor of the villa is open 3–7 pm.
  • Films of old Lauttasaari from the 1960’s in the cafés project room on the first floor.

3 pm
Summer greeting by the Executive Director of Kone Foundation, Anna Talasniemi. Juice and a pastry for the first 150 guests. Location: Manor’s hall (1st floor)

3.45–4.30 pm
Artist Leena Kela’s rug performance in various parts of the manor and garden. Performances by Päivi Julin, Leena Kela, Janna Pehkonen, Anne Pietarinen, Marjo Pipinen, Juhani Räisänen and Tuulikki Veijola.

3.30–5.30 pm. Artist Eero Yli-Vakkuri’s Democracy Walk in Lauttasaari. Starting place by the fountain. The tour takes about 90 minutes. Please enrol on the tour in advance HERE.

3.30 pm
Artist duo Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri discuss their Lahopuutarha works in the manor’s garden. Starting place in the manors hall (1st floor)

4–6 pm the artist duo Rosamaria Bolom and Kême mask workshop for children.

5 pm
Summer greeting by the Executive Director of Kone Foundation, Anna Talasniemi. Juice and a pastry for the first 150 guests.

Between 5:15 pm and 6 pm
Artist Leena Kela’s rug performance in various parts of the manor and garden. Performances by Päivi Julin, Leena Kela, Janna Pehkonen, Anne Pietarinen, Marjo Pipinen, Juhani Räisänen and Tuulikki Veijola.

5.30 pm
Artist duo Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri discuss their Lahopuutarha works in the manor’s garden. Starting place at the manors hall (1st floor).

5.30-7.30 pm
Artist Eero Yli-Vakkuri’s Democracy Walk in Lauttasaari. Starting place by the fountain. Please enrol on the tour in advance HERE.

6.30 pm
Live music: Lau Nau in the Manor hall

7.30 pm
Live music: Kalle Salonen duo in Café Puhuri

8.30 pm The event ends

The event is open for all and there is no admission fee. You don’t have to register for the event in advance. Please respect the manor’s garden and only walk on the marked routes. The manor building is obstacle-free and has an elevator (entrance via Kauppaneuvoksentie). This is an alcohol-free event. The manor has no parking spots.