Summer tips for design students

Student budget wasn’t enough for a design trip to Japan? Don’t worry, there are plenty of things to see in Finland, too. Inspiring designs, art and classics from the history. Here we will tell you about the three must-see places this summer:

First of the summer tips is Fiskars, a fine little village full of design, art and craftsmanship. Open until the mid-September, the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale 2019 shows an interesting collection of design and modern art. Products presented in the Factory exhibition are made with different techniques, from traditional to the very modern ones, which creates an interesting setting. In the Museum of Fiskars there is a bit longer historical perspective to be seen, such as old Fiskars knifes and metal molds.

The other place to go, is the design combo located in the heart of Helsinki: Design and Architecture museums. Open until the end of September there is an exhibition called Secret Universe in the Designmuseum, which opens up the work of Aamu Song and Johan Olin, thus the COMPANY design duo. The staying exhibition leads the visitor through the history of Finnish design.

The Architecture museum might be a bit less familiar. Located in a neo-renaissance building right next to Designmuseum, it is easy to visit them both on the same excursion. The exhibitions of this summer, one about Eric Adlercreutz and his relation to drawing by hand, the other about Suur-Merijoki jugend palace, are open until September 8th. In addition to the exhibitions, the building itself is worth visiting – it has a exceptional proportions, because the side parts from the original building plan were never constructed. And that is the reason for the relatively big staircase.



The third place is located in Central Finland. When traveling in Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto museum is a place to go. There is much to see, from the changing exhibition of the Gallery to the staying exhibition of Aalto’s life and production. There are architecture models, drawings and photographs but also Artek furniture and stories behind them. And if you find yourself more interested in Aalto’s work after the visit, we recommend going to Villa Aalto and Studio Aalto in Helsinki, as well as another kind of architectonic pearl, Paimion parantola.