Elizabeth Salonen
Elizabeth Salonen
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Elizabeth Salonen

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Courtesy of Next:Space Detroit
Artist: Mottoform (Elizabeth Salonen)
Title: Offcut Lamp
Stone and corian offcuts
8.5" x 5" x 5"

 

Mottoform is the design studio of Elizabeth Salonen — working in product, textile / surface, homewares and furniture design.

Salonen’s work has earned international recognition, and in 2012, she earned the title of Industrial Designer of the Year in Finland.

Elizabeth Salonen was born in Canada, studied design in the U.S. and Finland, and received a degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Salonen’s versatility can be seen in projects for prominent Finnish and international brands, and her work ranges between product, furniture, interior and graphics. Nordic influences are evident in the form language of her designs, and in her desire to push the limits of material and manufacturing processes. Since 2005, Salonen has been working independently under the company name Mottoform.

 

ABOUT NEXT:SPACE DETROIT

Founded in 2014, NEXT:SPACE is the leading purveyor of bespoke and limited edition furniture, lighting and functional objects in Detroit, MI. Developed to further the legacy of important design in Detroit, NEXT:SPACE presents forward-thinking furniture from studio designers shaping the evolution of design.

NEXT:SPACE was founded by appraiser and design curator, Isabelle Weiss, really out of necessity. Despite the rich history of design in Detroit, in 2014 there were no galleries focused on functional design. And so, Isabelle was compelled to create a new platform, a “living archive” of the people, objects and stories that shape the next generation of important furniture design in Detroit and Michigan.

In her role at NEXT:SPACE, Isabelle sees herself as a “future historian” - presenting and documenting Detroit design today so it is remembered and valued in the future. This perspective was born from Isabelle’s studies in the History of Art and her subsequent career as an appraiser with a boutique international auction house. Specializing in mid-20th century art and design, her studies in design history and work with iconic mid century furniture, led to her interest in building a platform for contemporary design that pushes Michigan’s design legacy to new and exciting territory for the next generation of designers and collectors alike.