Case

Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection

The project’s objective was to create an identity and touchpoints for the “Glass From Finland” project. The work included an exhibition and marketing materials to support exhibition visibility, as well as art direction and design of an extensive catalogue. We collaborated on the project with the Venice museum and the Bischofberger Collection in Switzerland.

The exhibition “Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection”, curated by Kaisa Koivisto, former curator at The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, and Pekka Korvenmaa, professor at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Finland), was held at the museum Le Stanze del Vetro on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. The exhibition featured the best Finnish and international designs from the Bischofberger private collection, such as Aino and Alvar Aalto, Arttu Brummer, Kaj Franck, Göran Hongell, Gunnel Nyman, Timo Sarpaneva, Oiva Toikka and Tapio Wirkkala.

Client

Le Stanze Del Vetro

Scope

  1. Experience design
  2. Identity design
  3. Graphic design
  4. Art direction
  5. Photography & film
  6. Content creation
  7. Marketing campaign

Photography

Rauno Träskelin (Objects)
Enrico Fiorese (Exhibition)

The exhibition

The exhibition offered the public an exceptional opportunity to view rare objects, many of them unique or early production pieces, which Bruno and Christina Bischofberger have collected with passion and insight over the past forty years. In the early twenties, designers played a significant role in Finnish nation-building. Their work was seen as an expression of the cultural uniqueness of Finland. In fact, many of the country's best designers began to use glass to create artwork that blended tradition and experimentation.

 

The catalogue

The exhibition catalogue documents over 300 significant works of glass art in the Bischofberger Collection, which is highly representative of the excellence of Finnish and international design. The catalogue – published by Skira – isavailable in two languages: English and Italian.

With its simple yet bold presentation, the catalogue captures the essence of Finnish design and let the works speak for themselves.”
Designers Aleksi Kuokka and Aki Suvanto in conversation

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