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Virkki home museum

Merikannontie 3 B 32

00260 Helsinki


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Tours of Virkki Home Museum

Guided tours on arrangement



5€/person (max. group size of 15), group guidance 60€



Virkki Home Museum

At the Virkki Home Museum in Töölö, "Time travel to the world of post-war design and handicraft", is presented to groups and private visitors with advance reservations.

The Virkki Home Museum shows a spiritual, artistic appreciation of industrial design that is intensifying in modernism. With post-war reconstruction and urbanization, a new purposeful and aesthetically sustainable residential milieu was created. The home furnishings are the work of leading designers of the time (including Werner West, Lasse Ollinkari, Mirja Orvola, Paavo Tynell, Tapio Wirkkala, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Rut Bryk, Maija Kansanen, Margaretha Ahlstedt-Willandt, Kyllikki Salmenhaara).

In 1957, Tyyne-Kerttu Virkki presented her home in the article "Virkanainen sisusti kodin" in Omin Käsin magazine. Virkki had acquired an apartment (80m2) (4r+k+b), in a newly completed house in 1952. When decorating the home, she followed the new creative ideals of the 1940s and 1950s, which superseded prior lack and limitations with the practical aesthetics from everyday life, the art industry, and an appreciation of high-quality craftsmanship. The article was intended as advice and a hint - for creating sustainable, purposeful interior design. The guide sheds light on these efforts in particular. What kind of new objects were there?

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