Design Attic is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays – Welcome
Design Attic is an activity-focused exhibition on the third floor of the museum, presenting the national design collection and the museum’s work of accessioning and recording materials. Visit Design Attic for a look at behind the scenes at Design Museum.
Visitors to the exhibition can take part in the work of studying, accessioning and recording museum objects for the collections. The Attic offers further inspiration from the history of collecting and design of the material being accessioned and recorded. The first exhibition in Design Attic presents the museum’s wallpaper collection, to be followed in 2019 by the works of designer Hilkka-Liisa Ahola of the Arabia factory and later by a collection of toys. More information on the history of Finnish wallpapers and the present miniature exhibition (in Finnish).
Design Attic also offers guided visits based on various teaching modules for groups of schoolchildren and combining teaching in design and cultural heritage. More details on guided visits and bookings (in Finnish).
Design Attic is open to the public on Tuesdays during exhibitions at the museum. At other times, it serves the museum’s researchers and visits need to be booked separately with the museum’s accessioning department.
Design Attic takes into account museum visitors of all ages and explores opportunities to include the public in work involving the collections. This scheme is being carried out with a grant for innovative museum projects that has been awarded by the Finnish Heritage Agency.
23 October – 18 December 2018 Wallpaper
8 January – 12 March 2019 Work by Hilkka-Liisa Ahola
26 March – 28 May 2019 Toys
The activity-focused exhibition is on open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during the museum’s exhibitions. Entrance with the museum ticket.
Exhibition working group: Hannaliisa Hakala, Hanna Kapanen, Marjo Kenttälä, Johanna Kiuru, Silja Koskimies, Leena Svinhufvud, Susanna Thiel and Merja Vilhunen.
Exhibition architecture: Wilhelmiina Kosonen.
Graphic design: Sanni Kariniemi.