September 2018

Institut finlandais or the Finnish Institute in France is a place that brings France and Finland together in the heart of Latin Quarter in Paris. It serves as a platform for artists from different fields of art, and it organizes and promotes cultural events related to Finland in France. Juhani Pallasmaa designed the facilities of the Finnish Institute in France in 1990. The original architecture was well conserved during the modernization of the Institute in 2017-2018. The architect of the renovation works is Pekka Littow from Littow architectes. Studio Joanna Laajisto is behind the renewed interior design and the furniture is manufactured by Made by Choice. Sustainable values, collective design process and Nordic minimalism are present in their work. The combination of organic materials and textures, such as ash tree, Finnish granite, and wool create a natural and calm ambience, which speaks of today's minimalist design. A commissioned artwork by Renáta Jakowleff entitled “Reflection painting, gold” was presented at the inaugural exhibition. In the galerie-boutique of the institute, we present a collection of design and crafts curated by Katja Hagelstam from Lokal Helsinki. The collection is called "Juhlat" (party), and it consists of natural materials, craft skills and limited editions.

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60 rue des Écoles
75005 Paris - France


Cluny - La Sorbonne MetroLine 10


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Saturday 08: 09:00-18:00
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