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Hundred years of Finnish design : from the Rafaela & Kaj Forsblom collection.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Stockholm : Nationalmuseum, [2017]
Description:
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
Summary note:
Rafaela Seppälä-Forsblom and Kaj Forsblom have been dedicated collectors of artefacts and applied art by Finnish designers, architects and artists since the early 2000s. The collection began with a simple glass bottle by Ristomatti Ratia given to Ms Seppälä as a Valentine's Day gift in 1999 by her future husband Kaj Forsblom. Since that time, the collection has grown to encompass a range of 20th-century artefacts and contemporary Finnish design and objets d'art, reflecting Finland's development as a nation from 1900 to the present day. The pieces provide insights into innovation, technology, development and aesthetics in the years immediately before and especially after Finland's declaration of independence in 1917. A key motivation in building the collection has been a desire to prevent unique pieces of classic Finnish design from being scattered to all corners of the world, and to keep them in Finland for future generations to enjoy. Unlike museums, which have to be objective in their collection policies, private collectors can choose pieces solely on the basis of personal taste. Every piece in our collection has been lovingly chosen, says Rafaela Seppälä-Forsblom. The couple's passionate interest in Finnish design history pervades the collection and accounts for its scope and variety. Exhibition: Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden (20.06.-29.10.2017).
Notes:
  • Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name held June 20-October 29, 2017 at Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm.
  • Essays by Rafaela Seppälä-Forsblom, Harri Kalha, and Marika Bogren.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language(s):
Text in Swedish and English.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Exhibition catalogues.
ISBN:
  • 9789171008725 (English edition)
  • 9171008721 (English edition)
  • 9789171008718 (Swedish edition)
  • 9171008713 (Swedish edition)
  • 9171008683
  • 9789171008688
LCCN:
2017408297
OCLC:
994629313
Contributor:
Host institution:
RCP:
C - S