Design Museum, Helsinki

Design Museum, Helsinki

Helsinki | Finland

About the Museum


The Design Museum is an internationally recognized museum specializing in Finnish design. It researches, collects, stores and documents design, and displays it both in Finland and in touring exhibitions abroad. Its permanent exhibition highlights the history of Finnish design from 1870 to the present. The permanent collection has over 75,000 objects, 40,000 drawings and 100,000 drawings, which includes industrial design, fashion and graphic design along with furniture and decorative arts. It was founded in 1873 and moved to its current location in 1978, a former school design by Gustaf Nyström in 1894 in the neo-Gothic style that is located in the Kaarti section of central Helsinki.

(Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

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