Design is a part of our lives. The world we see around us is the result of precise design and planning work. It is no wonder, then, that an internationally acclaimed museum designed by Gustaf Nyström has been opened on Korkeavuorenkatu in Helsinki. The Design Museum, which opened in the late 1970s, hides the secrets of Finnish national design and architecture over the years to the present day.
The Design Museum was originally a Swedish-language college
When we think about our living environment as well as our society, it is often overlooked who has designed everything. We often take it for granted that our visually beautiful world exists thanks to careful planning and design. The National Design Museum, founded in 1978 on Korkeavuorenkatu in Helsinki, collects and stores a collection in the field of design, and is responsible for research in the field, documentation of developments and the implementation of exhibitions presenting the modern and historical history of design.
Its original starting point was to serve as an educational collection for the art industry. The museum also produces exhibitions from various areas of design for domestic and international circulation. The museum building was designed by
People are interested in the history of design
The Design Museum has been a really popular destination for many decades. People are interested in Finnish design and it is also visible in the number of visitors. In 2017, the Design Museum was visited by a total of about 170,000 guests. The Design Museum offers unique design experiences and new perspectives on multidimensional design both in Finland and internationally. The museum’s website also has various online exhibitions, including works by
The collection of the Design Museum is really extensive. At the time of writing, the Design Museum is displaying more than 125,000 images, 75,000 objects, and 45,000 drawings. So this is a really large collection. The Design Museum also has changing exhibitions, but
The Design Museum is part of Finland’s diverse culture and the growth of its development. We recommend the Design Museum to anyone who appreciates Finnish design and its valuable history.
Contact information and opening hours
Designmuseo Helsinki: Korkeavuorenkatu 23
Designmuseo Helsinki opening hours:
The museum is closed until February 28, 2021.
As the restrictions ease, the museum will be open as follows:
On the Design Museum’s website you will find all the information about the exhibitions, the museum itself and prices.