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Design Museum Helsinki

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Design Museum Helsinki

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Design Museum Helsinki has three exhibitions on display. The Collections Exhibition is Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design. The Collections Exhibition presents the integral role of design in the evolution of the Finnish welfare state. The main exhibition for the summer season Design for Every Body is available from 8 April to 2 October 2022, and the gallery exhibition from 10 June to 28 August is Cambio – on Finnish Forestry by Milan based design studio Formafantasma.

Design Museum Helsinki also hosts lovely Design Café Taito (also lunch available every day), and Design Shop.

Design Museum Helsinki is a National Special Museum in Finland that selects and maintains a design collection. The museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary design. The museum also organizes international touring exhibitions on Finnish art and design.

Design Museum Helsinki was founded in 1873 as a study collection for the arts and crafts school. It has operated on its current premises since 1978. The museum building was designed in 1894 by Architect Gustaf Nyström. In 1989, the Foundation of the Museum of Art and Design was established to support the activities of the Design Museum.


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