The exhibition Echoes™ – 100 Years in Finnish Design and Architecture is an engaging exploration and aesthetic narrative of Finnish architecture and design, created in honour of Finland’s centenary celebration. The former prime minister, Paavo Lipponen has granted his patronage for the exhibition. The exhibition is part of the official Finland100 programme.

The exhibition presents selected, beloved classics of Finnish design and architecture alongside less well-known gems from the beginning of the country’s independence until the present. The four seasons, distant location and rugged natural conditions have inspired designers to search for a simple idiom as well as innovative, practical solutions to the challenges of everyday life. It is these characteristics and the designers’ many, fresh approaches that form the core of the exhibition.

Echoes™ has been created in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland in Warsaw and made possible by funding from the Finland100 Foundation and the generous support of the main partners Isku and YIT. The Warsaw exhibition has also been sponsored by Fiskars, Kone, Stora Enso and Tikkurila.

The exhibition will be launched in January 2017 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw. The museum building, planned by architect and Echoes curator Rainer Mahlamäki, offers an impressive setting for the presentation of Finnish design and architecture.


Echoes tour

Time: 13.1.-23.2.2017
Place: POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Address: 6 Mordechaja Anielewicza St. 00-157 Warsaw, Poland

Time: 3.3.-28.3.2017
Place: Ministry of Culture
Address: Nam. SNP No. 33. 813 31 Bratislava, Slovakia

Time: 29.6.-17.7.2017
Place: FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
Address: Petőfi Sándor utca 5. 1052 Budapest, Hungary

Time: 19.10.-30.10.2017
Place: Manes Exhibition Hall
Address: Masarykovo nábřeží 260/1 Praha 1, 110 00, Prague, the Czech Republic

Time: 9.11.2017-28.1.2018
Place: Felleshus, The Nordic Embassies
Address: Rauchstraße 1 D-10787 Berlin, Germany

Warsaw sponsors