Echoes from Finland

Organiser: Embassy of Finland
Where: Festival Centre, Art_Inkubator, Tymienieckiego 3 Str., Building A0

The exhibition Echoes – 100 Years in Finnish Architecture and Design is an engaging exploration and aesthetic narrative of the roots and inspiration of Finnish design, shown for Polish audiences for the first time. The exhibition will be opened in January 2017 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw.

The exhibition is created in honour of Finland’s centenary celebration and it presents selected, beloved classics of Finnish design and architecture alongside less well-known gems from the beginning of the country’s independence until the present. The four seasons, distant location and rugged natural conditions have inspired designers to search for a simple idiom as well as innovative, practical solutions to the challenges of everyday life. It is these characteristics and the designers’ many, fresh approaches that form the core of the exhibition. The exhibition gathers Finnish design under the themes Silence, Light and Dark, Equality, Growth, Manmade, Landscape, Tradition and Community. The POLIN museum building, planned by well-known Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki, offers an unique setting for the exhibition.