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Invitation to press preview: Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection

Press Release   •   Jun 08, 2017 09:17 GMT

The burgeoning of design and fine craft in Finland from 1900 to the present day will be the theme of the closing exhibition at Nationalmuseum Design, Nationalmuseum’s temporary space for design-related exhibitions in Stockholm.

The exhibition Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection opens June 20.

A private collection of designer artefacts and applied art will provide insights into innovation, technology, development and aesthetics in the years immediately before and especially after Finland’s declaration of independence in 1917. The exhibition of over 200 pieces by prominent Finnish designers and architects will be the most extensive public showing of the collection to date. Under the title Hundred Years of Finnish Design - From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection, it will feature everything from original furniture by Eliel Saarinen to glassware and furnishings by Alvar Aalto to contemporary pieces by Ilkka Suppanen and Kristina Riska.

Curation and exhibition design

Antti Siltavuori and Barbro Kulvik

Hundred Years of Finnish Design — From the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom Collection runs at Nationalmuseum Design, located inside Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm, from 20 June to 29 October 2017.

Press preview

Media is invited to a press preview on 20 June 10 am–11 am. Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, entrance from Sergels Torg, take the elevator to floor 4.

Meet RafaelaSeppälä-Forsblom, the curators and representatives from the Nationalmuseum. RSVP by 16 June to Mattias Robertson, press officer Nationalmuseum, press@nationalmuseum.se, + 46 767 23 46 32.

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2018. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations both in Sweden and abroad as well as temporary exhibitions at Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Nationalmuseum has partnerships with Svenska Dagbladet and the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, and acknowledges the support of FCB Fältman & Malmén.