Rut Bryk & Tapio Wirkkala | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest museums in Finland.

Rut Bryk & Tapio Wirkkala

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Rut Bryk, Relief, 1970s, Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Collection. Photo: Ari Karttunen/EMMA

The life's work of Rut Bryk (1916–1999) and Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) is entrusted to the care of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation, established in 2003. The foundation, City of Espoo and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art have signed an agreement according to which EMMA manages over 5,000 objects owned by the foundation, including works of art, design objects, prototypes and archive material.

The collection is both rare and internationally significant. The design legacy of the world-renowned artist-designer couple is on view in a Visible Storage.

A cross-section of the collection is on view in the Wirkkala Cabinet, located on the ground floor WeeGee building, free of charge.