︎ Ideas of nature seen from the abstracted edge of perception.  ︎ Hypnotizing play of forms and colors, such that the distinction between fantasy and verity is rendered incidental.  







TRAVEL AS A TOOL

Trips and journeys of Nordic designers and architects from the 1940s to the present day at Design Museum.



Archipelago, a 26-metre-long tapestry, will be exhibited at Design Museum Helsinki’s Travel as a Tool exhibition that will present the trips and journeys of Nordic designers and architects from the 1940s to the present day.




Travel has had an important role int the work of many designers as a source of inspiration and impulses, new materials, manufacturing methods and partners for collaboration. With reference to diaries, correspondence and photographs, it describes the meaning of travel as part of the design process and values associated with travel in the past and at present. The exhibition will be realised in collaboration with the Vandalorum Art Centre of Sweden and the Tønder Art Museum in Denmark and it will be on show at Design Museum from 3 April to 20 September 2020.







Following designers will be presented in the exhibition: Alvar Aalto, Iman Aldeben, COMPANY, Ingrid Dessau, Sverre Fehn, Rasmus Fenhann, Kaj Franck, Josef Frank, Saara Hopea, Karen Ihle & Jens Eliasen, Glimpt, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Arne Jacobsen, Grete Prytz Kittelsen, Ville Kokkonen & Harri Koskinen, Samu-Jussi Koski, Henrik Kubel, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Anne Mette Larsen, Lisa Larson, Bruno Mathsson, Erik Mortensen, Antti & Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Margrethe Odgaard, Raili & Reima Pietilä, Asa Pärson, Tina Ratzer, Anders Herwald Ruhwald, Ingegerd Råman, Kustaa Saksi, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Ramona Salo, Johanna Seelemann & Björn Steinar, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Mats Theselius, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Jørn Utzon, Hans J. Wegner

Photography by Paavo Lehtonen