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Temporary Exhibitions

Finnish Lifestyle: Design Illuminates Everyday Life

Jul. 29 - Sep. 10, 2023
Temporary Exhibition Gallery


    Finland, a country of forests and lakes, is also known as a design powerhouse. Furniture and household goods, some with simple and functional designs and some with organic and warm designs, have been loved by many people. The world is now conscious of the importance of sustainable design. Still, long before that, Finnish designers had been creating products that would not go out of style even as the times changed, placing the harmony between nature and humans as the source of their creation.
  This exhibition introduces approximately 750 pieces of furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles by Finnish designers such as Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, Oiva Toikka, and Fujiwo Ishimoto. Furthermore, the exhibition also takes a look at Finnish designs that have developed in Japan, traditional handicrafts, and sauna culture.

Himmeli Workshop by Mutsuko Yamamoto
Jul. 28, 2023  14:00-16:00
*reservation required
at the Studio

Special Talk by Fujiwo Ishimoto and Chirima Hirai
Jul. 29, 2023  14:00-15:30
*reservation and exhibition ticket required
at the Hall

Lecture by Anni Hayashi
Aug. 5, 2023 14:00-15:30
*exhibition ticket required
at the Hall

Lecture by Tetsuto Kudo
Aug. 6, 2023  14:00-15:30 
*exhibition ticket required
at the Hall

Gallery Talks
Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sep. 1, 2023  14:00-
*exhibition ticket required
at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Film Screening
Jul. 30, 2023
 Moomins and the Comet Chase 14:00-
Aug. 20, 2023
 Steam of Life 14:00- 
at the Hall

Alvar Aalto
Stool 60
original design: 1933, Artek
collection: Scope
photo:Masaharu Hatta; courtesy Sekai Bunka Publishing Inc.

Advance tickets (same price as the group tickets) available at the museum and the ticket agencies until the day before the opening.
Students of Senior High School and University 
Students of Elementary School and Junior High School
( )= Advance and group ticket price.



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