Kaila chose alongside a modern selection of objects – furniture, lamps, art installations, glass and ceramics – minimalist, light works in stand-dried "kelo" timber and modernized traditional Finnish felt shoes. High technology is represented by speakers designed by Harri Koskinen for the Genelec Company. There are also several design objects made from recycled materials. "I sought to present the products in as vivid a manner as possible, letting their essential features come forth. It was great to see how glass took shape in the hands of an experienced glassblower, to follow the creation of a ceramic piece, and to see shoes being made. I hope my photographs pass on to viewers the inspiration that underlies designed objects," says Jani Kaila.
Finnish Design Unwrapped opens Design Museum's Design Gallery 12 series of exhibitions. The Design Museum's entire 2012 programme is related to the design capital activities.