Free entrance from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Design Museum is full of interesting events on Helsinki’s Night of the Arts. Drop in to enjoy our exhibitions or release your creativity in a workshop. The crowning event of the evening will be a visit by designer legend Eero Aarnio, who will be interviewed by journalist Sami Sykkö at 6 p.m. After the interview, the designer will autograph copies of the exhibition publication Eero Aarnio – värin ja ilon muotoilija (2016) (English version Eero Aarnio – Design of Colour and Joy), which will be sold at a special price during the evening at Design Shop.
You can also spend the summer evening in the shared courtyard of Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, where you can see the Kokoon temporary housing structure and have a chance to colour postcards. Inspired by Eero Aarnio, Giant Puppy will greet visitors in the museum courtyard all evening. As night falls, DJ Art-Barf Uncle will play records in the museum’s exhibition rooms, and there will be fun and activities for children throughout the evening in Design Museum’s Studio, of course in the spirit of Eero Aarnio.
The Night of the Arts at Design Museum:
5:00 p.m. Guided visit to the Eero Aarnio exhibition
5:30 p.m. Guided visit to the Eero Aarnio exhibition
6 – 6:30 p.m. Eero Aarnio visiting the Eero Aarnio exhibition, interviewed by journalist Sami Sykkö.
7 – 9 p.m. DJ Art Barf-Uncle goes Eero Aarnio
6 – 8:30 p.m. Play and build things in the spirit of Eero Aarnio in the Studio.
In the courtyard between the museums:
4 – 9 p.m. Open house at Kokoon
Kokoon is a wooden multi-storey structure created by the Wood Program of Aalto University and designed for temporary housing needs such as urban housing shortages in Helsinki.
5 – 8 p.m. Colouring workshop “Eero’s Animals”
Design your own look for Pony and Puppy by Eero Aarnio, and take a postcard that you’ve coloured as a souvenir. Depending on weather conditions.
Exhibitions at Design Museum:
Eero Aarnio (8 April –25 September 2016)
This retrospective exhibition is the largest overview thus far of the work and thought of the 83-year-old designer. It is a thorough and comprehensive presentation of Aarnio’s oeuvre in furniture, lamps and light fittings, small objects and one-off design from the 1950s to the present day.
Collections exhibition Finnish Form
Design Museum’s permanent collections exhibition Finnish Form presents the history of applied art and design in Finland from the late 19th century to the present day.