This project was created by Ä for the design exhibition titled “Nakuna,” or naked in Finnish by the Design Department of Aalto University during Milan Design Week, 2017. It was one of three projects to celebrate Finland’s centennial independence anniversary. This interactive food installation served approximately 1,200 visitors with three wild food products which are Finnish pure water popsicles with natural wood twigs, frozen berry lollipops on top of sugar sticks and pickled mushroom on rye cracker. The illustrated storybook based on unique anecdotes from the interviews was introduced to the audience by storyteller at the exhibition.
Laavu was exhibited in Circolo Filologico Milanese at Milan Design Week 2017 in Italy. Nakuna was nominated as one of the top 40 exhibitions in the Milano Design Award competition among approximately 1,700 exhibitions during Milan Design Week. The food project was acknowledged as one of the top 3 memorable food experience in Fuorisalone, 2017.