Paris-based design studio “Ahonen & Lamberg,” led by Finnish designers Anna Ahonen and Katariina Lamberg, opened a solo exhibit at Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo's Gallery Muveil.
Launched in 2006, the studio has worked with popular brands such as Carven, Lacoste, Charles Anastase and well-known magazines and up-and-coming artists.
This winter, Ahonen & Lamberg have designed the limited Christmas edition of the “Arbre” bag series for Japanese brand “Muveil.”
“Communication is most important when it comes to designing. We place value on working with partners where we can respect one another, as this is the key to creating something truly wonderful,” explains Ahonen. To that Lamberg adds, “This rule applies to us as well. We want to continue to make new discoveries together and motivate each other.” “We get hints for our designs through everyday life; everything we see is an inspiration source,” Ahonen says.
The exhibit showcases fifty or so works reflecting the monogram patterns and clean nature of the studio’s designs. By the entrance of the showcase, print patterns designed for Diesel’s 2013 S/S collection is on display. Lookbooks for John Lawrence Sullivan and Maria Luiza, art direction work for fashion/culture magazine Dossier and more form a single framed collage. Album designs for Keren Ann are also among the lineup. Twelve of the artworks are logos designed for clients.
“Graphic design is the process of telling a story using visual messages. The stories are timeless and reflect the current state, yet provide insights into the future.”
The limited Christmas model designed by the duo is currently on sale at Gallery Muveil. Tote bags in two sizes and clutch bags are available in the colors navy or white.