GLASSWORKS AND FINNISH TOURISM POSTERS ON DISPLAY IN MARITIME CENTER VELLAMO
Maritime Center Vellamo’s two museums are hosting historical Finnish exhibitions relating to glass design and tourism in Finnish history.
The Glass for Everyone exhibition opened on May 19, 2017, and portrays the history and relevance of the Karhula glassworks from 1889 until 2009.
Known for both artistic and practical glass production, Karhula glass factory had an impact on the day-to-day lives of Finns before becoming known internationally in the 1930s. The physical design of the display was arranged by Partanen & Lamusuo Oy and contains mostly authentic artefacts from the Milan Triennial (1933, 1936), and the World Fairs (Barcelona 1929, Paris 1937, New York 1939), as well as the original Finlandia vodka bottle design by Tapio Wirkkala.