100 Objects from Finland

an exhibition on tour
and on the internet

The exhibition shows Finland and the Finnish way of life through mundane, novel and humorous objects: a vase by Aalto from 1936, a Mobira Cityman 1987, a maternity package from 2017…


What would you consider an authentically Finnish object?


“100 Objects from Finland” traces the path that has led the people of Finland to the present day. Some of the objects on display are Made in Finland while others are Designed in Finland, but all of them are characteristic of Life in Finland. Some keywords keep popping up over and over again – climate, light, children, work, perseverance, and happiness.


The exhibition will be curated by Anna Kortelainen and Pekka Toivanen.


Thanks to collaboration between different Finnish Institutes, the exhibition will travel from Helsinki to Tallinn, Oslo, Madrid and Riga:


Design Museum, Helsinki 23.3.-28.5.2017

Maarjamäe Palace, Estonian History Museum, Tallinn 10.6.–20.8.2017

Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo 7.9.-30.10.2017

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativos, Madrid 16.11.2017-14.1.2018

Dekoratīvās mākslas un dizaina muzejs, Riga 7.2.-15.4.2018


The exhibition is coordinated by the Finnish Institute in Estonia and has been produced in collaboration with Finnish cultural and academic institutes around the world. The online exhibition 100objects.fi is available in 13 languages:

Finnish – Swedish – English – Arabian – Spanish – Dutch – Japanese – Norwegian – Latvian – France – Hungarian – Russian – Estonian.









On the opening date of the exhibition in Estonia (10 June 2017), the big Finnish Day will also take place in Tallinn


See schedule of the day (in Estonian)


  • At 6 p.m. everybody is invited to the big Finland 100 concert on Tallinn’s Freedom Square
  • The same date is the opening day of Telliskivi street food and art festival (10 to 11 June 2017) whose main theme is Finland this year.
  • On the same day, Estonia and Finland will be celebrating their 100th anniversary with a big football challenge. Estonian and Finnish teams will be meeting on both sides of the Gulf.MEDIA

    Events are open to the public.
    To photograph in the restricted areas, please fill in the attached media accreditation form at the latest on Thursday, June 8th.
    We will send a precise timetable to accredited journalists on June 9th.

    Accreditation contacts
    Eva Toome, Communication Manager, Finnish Institute in Estonia
    +372 5511669, eva.toome@finst.ee
    (Finland 100 Concert, 100 Objects from Finland exhibition, Street Food Festival)

    Hannele Valkeeniemi, Media and Cultural Affairs counsellor, Embassy of Finland, Tallinn
    hannele.valkeeniemi@formin.fi, +372 51 18548
    (Finnish Guests of Honor




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