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Again the Helsinki card takes us somewhere we wouldn't normally go and a museum showing designs by the Finnish. Probably something more for design students but we got an hour out of it as we breezed through the place.
If you have spare time and...More
Worthwhile if a bit overpriced and superficial overview of Finnish design. The bottom floor has a chronological display of major successes (mostly glasswork, but also Nokia, chairs and a WWII submachine gun); the top floor had a retrospective of a Finnish glassmaker. I found the...More
It's a lovely museum in a building that used to be a major art school. The permanent exhibition focuses on modern Finnish design and brands, so there are a lot of products (both modern and older) around. It has drawers in rooms that let you...More
This is one of my favorite museums in Helsinki. It’s small, but the exhibitions are always worth seeing. Went to see the fabulous Timo Sarpaneva exhibition (ends on 23rd September 2018). Really interesting. Learned many new things about Sarpaneva himself and the techniques he was...More
I had high expectations, after all the country has some brands we know worldwide. Sadly it is a small space with very little in terms of a design display. We’ve seen many better museums of design. Poor value for the entrance fee.
We hear a lot about Finnish design, so I thought the Design Museum would be a good use of time while in Finland. What is there is very interesting, and some of it is beautiful too. I definitely learned about design. I agree that it's...More