Carl-Johan Boman / Schaumann, tuoli / chair 1962. Kuva / photo Rauno Träskelin © Design Museum Helsinki

Builders of the Future – Finnish Design 1945 – 1967 explores the fascinating recent history of Finland and its golden age of design. It continues Design Museum’s series of period exhibitions, of which the most recent one, in 2010, was on the theme of modernism. Builders of the Future presents the ways in which Finland rose from the economic hardships of the Second World War to become one of the world’s leading countries in design. It tells of how design and architecture influenced reconstruction, of the challenges of the period, and of the impact of design on national unity, society and economic progress.

 

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