This exhibition “Design Museum Collection, Helsinki” is unique and showcases the design highlights from the innovative vision of Finnish design, that has achieved global recognition since Helsinki has been chosen as World Design Capital 2012.
The pieces in the exhibition belong to the collection of the Museum of Design in Finland.
The prestige of the Finnish design also contributed to the industry development and export of goods produced initially for the domestic market. New materials such as plastics and fiberglass forms provided more ductile and stronger colors, then the ergonomics and ecology also began to be incorporated into the design criteria. In the 80 the study of wood properties and their combinations with metal into furniture was renewed.
This exhibition shows how the design has been transformed over time through five different perspectives: national, international, for materials, the nature and source of inspiration, innovation and pure form. The prominent designers works showcased are: Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Tapio Wirkkala, Alvar Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva, Oiva Toikka, Eero Aarnio, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari, Harri Koskinen and Ilkka Suppanen. Companies and enterprises participating in this exhibition are: Arabia / Iittala, Fiskars, Marimekko, Nokia, Nursery, Martela, Asko, Vuokko and Metso.
The exhibition has been organized by the Finnish Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
Av. del Libertador 1902
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Te. 4802-6606 / 4801-8248