Thursday, March 11, 2010

Finnish exhibition brings a refined design to Sao Paulo

Design is one of the biggest artistic expressions of Finland. Today, the Tomie Ohtake Institute open its doors to the Finnish Design Exhibition in São Paulo and aims to provide a complete overview of some of the most important works ever created in that country.

The exhibition, curated by Marianne Aav and support by the Finland's Embassy, brings more than 200 artworks, divided into five perspectives introducing from ancient artists to the young generation.

Among the highlights are the architect Eliel Saarinen, born 1873, and Maija Louekari, born almost a century later, in 1982.

There are plenty of objects such as: chairs, tissues, jars, and items released by Nokia through a mobile phone project. All about the history of design in the country, that lived its big momentum after the Second World War, due to the needs of industry and consumers.

Where: Tomie Ohtake Institute — Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 201 — Pinheiros
When: March 11th to May 2nd. Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am till 8pm. 
Phone: (11) 2245-1900
How much:  For free

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