Airam 100 years

One hundred years ago, Airam illuminated Finland: this year we celebrate the story of the company founded in December 1921. In the 1950s, Airam begun collaborating with Tapio Wirkkala. Tapio rethought the lamp with the light source so that the bulb itself could be its own, beautiful everyday object. In 1960, the WIR lamp Tapio […]

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Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk design award goes to the bold ceramic artist Hinrich Kröger – the winner’s work will be on display for this weekend only!

The first Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk prize was awarded in 2016 in honor of the memory of the noted artist/designer couple during the celebration of their centennial year. The award is given out every three years and this year marks the second time the prize is awarded. The ceremony will be held on the birthday of Rut Bryk, October 18, 2019. The award is given in recognition of professional excellence, bold new design thinking, and skilled knowledge of materials and traditional artisanry.

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Text by: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art