PES-Architects Shanghai moves into joint studio premises with AVARTE Shanghai
The PES-Architects Shanghai office has relocated to a joint studio space with Avarte Shanghai Showroom in Yangpu District Shanghai, near Tongji University, in September 2017. The aim of the move is to enable flexible use of our shared facilities, which also allows for the organisation of various exhibitions, workshops and lectures at the studio.
The first event was a joint lecture by Professor Yrjö Kukkapuro, founding partner of Avarte, and Professor Pekka Salminen, founding partner of PES-Architects, at the opening of the studio on 22 September 2017. Their topic was Finnish design and architecture in a Chinese context.
PES-Architects and Avarte Shanghai are both pioneers in exporting Finnish design to China. Pekka Salminen and Yrjö Kukkapuro also share a common history of long-term cooperation and friendship. The new studio will be a natural continuation to this cooperation, allowing Yrjö Kukkapuro's furniture and the architecture of Pekka Salminen and PES-Architects, alongside other Finnish design products, to be presented in a Finnish spirit in the same place.
Photo left to right: PES-Architects' Jarkko Salminen, Pekka Salminen, Jyri Eskola, Yan Peng.