Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130, Helsinki - Finland
Tel +358 (0)9 622 0540
Fax +358 (0)9 626 733
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DESIGNMUSEO is a specialist museum in Finland that selects
and maintains a design collection. The museum is responsible for research and
documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and
contemporary products. The museum also organizes international exhibitions on
Finnish art and design.
DESIGNMUSEO was founded in 1873 as a study collection for the arts and crafts
school. It has operated in its current premises since 1978.
The museum building was designed in 1894 by architect Gustaf Nyström. In
1989, the Foundation the Museum of Art and Design was established to support
the activities of DESIGNMUSEO.
The Designmuseo’s comprehensive and varied collections shed light on the
history and development of Finnish design. The collection comprises over 35,000
objects, 40,000 drawings and 100,000 images. It is also complimented by a registry
of over 1,000 designers.
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