and Matti Salminen
‘Make Was Here’, schooldesk engraving workshop
Everyone who went to school probably remembers the school desk. There it stood, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. In those random moments of frustration and despair there was perhaps an irresistable urge to carve a message on the shiny surface of that bland piece of institutional furniture. When this urgent need emerged, almost anything at hand would do as a tool. A key, stone, spoon or coin – what ever would leave a mark.
× Ilona Ilottu is a graphic designer, an art director and one of the founders a Dog Design creative studio. Founding member of TypoCraftHelsinki.
× Otto Karvonen is a visual artist, specialises in temporary installations, performances and sculptures in public spaces.
× Matti Salminen is a carpenter, a woodwork teacher and a sawmill.