Thursday 18.5.2023 11. a.m. — 6 p.m.
International Museum Day is traditionally celebrated on Thursday 18.5. In honor of the day, admission to the Design Museum is free all day.
Three exhibitions are currently open at the Design Museum. The new main exhibition for the summer season opens up the world of artist and designer Kustaa Saksi (b. 1975), who is renowned for his textile designs. The exhibition Kustaa Saksi: In the Borderlands includes a wide selection of his textile art works, created with jacquard weaving technique between 2013 and 2023. A number of large works specially commissioned for the exhibition are also on show.
The Graphic Designer of the Year 2023 Award exhibition Tauko Paus Pause by Tomi Leppänen (b. 1976) is now open at the Design Museum Gallery. Specializing in visual identities, Leppänen is most famous for his minimalistic design style. His work is often inspired by a simple concept, a playful idea or random observation.
Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design features iconic pieces from the golden age of Finnish design of the 1950s, Nokia mobile phones and the Angry Birds game alike. Utopia Now is Design Museum’s collections exhibition, telling about the central role of design in the emergence of the Finnish welfare state. It falls into five themes in which the history of design is presented in living narratives. The exhibition’s digital applications permit the display of previously unseen materials and a much greater amount of information than previously.
Free entry. The Design Museum building is accessible. Barrier-free entrance from the Ullanlinnankatu side.
Photo: Kustaa Saksi: In the Borderlands exhibition, photographed by Paavo Lehtonen