The Studio, Alvar Aalto Museum
November 30, 2000 - February 25, 2001
Winter in Finland, the darkest time of year, gives us a splendid background
for displaying candles and the atmosphere that candlelight brings. The
winter exhibition at the Alvar Aalto Museum, Lighting with Atmosphere,
presents Finnish candlesticks, candelabra and sconces. The exhibition
is a unique collection of candleholders from the 1920s right up to the
exhibition includes familiar classics and the latest examples of contemporary
design. The old guard of designers is represented by Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck,
Tapio Wirkkala and Bertel Gardberg. Contemporary designers invited to take
part include Heikki Orvola, Timo Sarpaneva, Nanny Still and Kerttu Nurminen.
Warm light plays over the surfaces of various materials; the candleholders
are in glass, metal, ceramics and wood. Some of the candleholders on show
in the exhibition are unique one-off pieces, some are prototypes and some
are everyday articles that have become familiar through being mass-produced
by Iittala, Arabia and Fiskars.
has been designed by Simo Heikkilä.
information please contact:
Mirkka Vidgrén, public relations, Tel. +358-14-624 813
Kaarina Mikonranta, Chief Curator, Tel. +358-14-624 807