SUOMI Finnish 20th Century Design from Saarinen to Sarpaneva
With a bold and independent approach, Finland has managed to acquire a unique position in contemporary architecture and design by nurturing some of the most important designers of the 20th century. The turbulent history of the young nation in the early 20th century led to an urge to shape a common language of references, where mythical subjects and symbolism played an expressive role. During the industrial expansion in the 20´s and 30´s, Finnish design gained great international recognition and was frequently exhibited abroad. The exhibition features very rare pieces by Eliel Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala and Ilmari Tapiovaara among others.