Nordic Heritage Museum to host Finnish Design exhibition

Finland Designed Environments; Eero Rislakki and Erkki Rahikainen (designer of 1965 original model); Jopo bicycle, 2000 (update of 1965 design)

The Nordic Heritage Museum is set to celebrate all that is Finnish design with the opening of Finland: Designed Environments exhibition next month.

The exhibition is set to examine the creativity of Finnish design, craft and architecture over the past fifteen years.

Finland: Designed Environments will include examples of furnishings, fashion, craft, architecture and urbanism.

The exhibition comes to Ballard direct from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and is the first significant museum presentation to explore contemporary Finnish design since the 1990s.

“After the success of last summer’s exhibition on Danish Modern furniture, we are pleased to continue the conversation about the value of excellent design here at the Nordic Heritage Museum,” said CEO Eric Nelson

Mrs. Ritva Koukko-Ronde, the Ambassador of Finland to the US, will formally open the exhibition on March 11.

The museum is also partnering with the Seattle Symphony to present the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in conjunction with this exhibition.

Finland: Designed Environments will be open from March 11 through July 26.

The Nordic Heritage Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Tuesday – Saturday and from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Entry to the museum costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students and $6 for children over 5 years of age. Children under 5 and museum members enter free of charge.

Photo courtesy of the Nordic Heritage Museum.

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