Helsinki, Design Museum

In 1919, architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus school in Weimar. Introduced to Finland in the 1920s and 1930s, Modernism only became part of the lives of ordinary consumers in the 1950s, as the Second World War had interrupted the developments that had come under way in the 1930s.

This exhibition presents the various manifestations and orientations of modernism, the evolution of design and related work from its beginnings to the present day. Its focus will be on the interwar years and it will showcase the Nordic dimensions of modernism, featuring the impact of modernism design but also on architecture, the arts and photography.

Alongside important works of the Bauhaus and other contexts, such as Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair (1925) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair (1929), the exhibition will also present the work of designers overlooked by history.

February 12th through May 9th, 2010
Korkeavuorenkatu 23 Fin -00130 Helsinki
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