100 objects from Finland
This exhibition tells the story of Finland by featuring one object from each year of its independence. It introduces Finland through examples of everyday, industrial, innovative and even amusing products.
The Maternity Package from 1938, a pedestrian safety reflector from 1950, a plastic sled from 1967 and a Mobira Cityman portable phone from 1987. What object do you think would best describe Finnishness?
For an object to be from Finland does not simply mean it has been made or designed in Finland, but it also communicates the essence of life in Finland. The exhibits include a map of Finland, showing where the objects are from geographically.
The exhibition is coordinated by the Finnish Institute in Estonia and has been produced in collaboration with Finnish cultural and academic institutes around the world. The online exhibition 100objects.fi is available for the use of Finnish embassies and cultural and academic institutes for the duration of 2017.
The exhibition is curated by author Anna Kortelainen and designer Pekka Toivanen.
Design Museum, Helsinki, 24 March – 28 May 2017
Tour: Tallinn – Oslo – Madrid – Riga