27.9.2012 – 31.12.2012
Seats of learning – 200 years of design at Helsinki University
Seats of learning – 200 years of design at Helsinki University exhibition explores the university’s interiors over the past two centuries. Visitors will be able to see seating designed by some of the world’s most celebrated furniture designers as well as complete interiors from across the university’s four campuses, unique one-off pieces contrasting with mass produced furniture from high-profile furniture manufacturers.
In the capital alone, Helsinki University is spread across some 70 architecturally and culturally valuable buildings, with the university’s Main Building at Senate Square providing the setting for the Seats of learning – 200 years of design at Helsinki University exhibition. The majority of the buildings are open to the public but are often only visited by those who are there for work or study.
The exhibition offers a broad insight into the university’s interiors and comprises some two hundred chairs and photographs, whilst also turning its attention to the comfort and ergonomic support offered to staff and students across the decades. During the exhibition run, visitors will be given access to areas normally closed to the public.
The exhibition is open to the public and runs from September to December.
The exhibition is organised by the university’s Office Space and Property Services and curated by interior architect Ritva Varakas and Museum Counsel Kati Heinämies.
Helsinki University, Office Space and Property Services
University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, Level 3
Additional information will be provided at a later date.