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Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi

Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki
Design Museum

Design Museum’s main exhibition in autumn 2022 takes a closer look at the work of Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi, a super duo in Finnish design.

Design Museum’s main exhibition in autumn 2022 takes a closer look at the work of Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi, a super duo in Finnish design. 

Both textile artist Vuokko Nurmesniemi and interior architect Antti Nurmesniemi have immensely influenced the international expansion of Finnish design in their own areas of expertise. Their co-projects were characterized by their uncompromising attitude as advocates of good design.

Vuokko Nurmesniemi (b. 1930) is famous for her textile and fashion design, and she was a central figure in revolutionizing the pattern and fashion design of Marimekko in 1953–1960. Her design philosophy emphasized practical and timeless designs and sustainability and she has followed these principles with Vuokko Oy, the company she set up in 1964.

Interior architect Antti Nurmesniemi (1927–2003) worked in a multitude of projects in various fields of design from the 1950s until the early 2000s. His work covers interior design, furniture design and industrial design. Antti Nurmesniemi was an important influence in the field of design and wanted to evoke discussion on more philosophical approaches to the role of design.

Design Museum

28.10.2022-9.4.2023

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