Hidden – Forms of the Senses
The Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Daily 11-18

Onoma’s summer exhibition 2022 explores multi-sensory experience through art, design and craft.

In everything we do and experience, we engage with our senses. Consciously and unconsciously. When one of our important senses fades, breaks, is lost, or otherwise acts up, the other senses come to the rescue to remedy the whole. This is when we realise how multi-sensory experience works, and what a perfect whole it is in terms of our mental and physical functioning and balance. This perfect whole comes in a variety of forms. Its individuality and uniqueness are very fascinating.”

“The changes in our sensory experience brought about by rapid digitalisation, as well as our recent physical and mental isolation, have stirred in us the need to use our senses more holistically. We long for sensory experiences and the thoughts they evoke. I feel that the theme of the exhibition is especially relevant right now.

– Laura Sarvilinna, curator of the Hidden exhibition

Artists and creatives operate in a sensory world that is strongly determined by the materials they use. The artists featured in the Hidden exhibition reflect on the meanings and possibilities of the various senses in their own work. What about the interpreter of a work of art or the user of an object? A number of factors contribute to how someone experiences and senses a work or an object. Often, however, the interpreter is strongly led by the creator of the work or object.

HIDDEN is part of the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, which is co-produced by Luovi Productions and Onoma. Fiskars is biennales main partner.

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Visitors can explore the works in the exhibition at their leisure or on guided tours. The exhibition seeks to consider the diverse needs of visitors and offers guided tours for a variety of tastes. As the summer goes on, there will be a greater variety of guided tours available. A total of ten guides work at the Hidden exhibition, each of whom creates a unique experience for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can explore the works in the exhibition on an audio-description tour, conversational tour, or an intensive quick tour. Guided tours are available both for groups and for individual visitors. Our online shop lets you explore the guided tour options in Fiskars Village Biennale and buy tickets in advance.


Onoma’s exhibitions will be admitted to the museum card from this summer. Visit all three main exhibitions at the Fiskars Village Biennale with the museum card.


Hidden: Kuparivasarantie 5. Open daily 11am-6pm. Hidden tas built to be as accessible as possible and accessibility has been considered in the design of exhibition texts, tours and presentation.  We will gladly supply more information by phone (050 440 3727) or e-mail ()

Artists, designers, and artisans in the Hidden exhibition

Aapo Repo
Anna Ulff
Annatuuli Saine and Ulla-Maija Alanen
Annika Lintervo, Inka Yli-Tepsa, Hermanni Yli-Tepsa and Tuukka Haapakorpi
Antrei Hartikainen
Anu Mykrä
Anu Tuominen
Beili Liu
Camilla Moberg
Eija Koski and Ananya Tanttu
Elina Brotherus
Elle Valkeapää
Hemmo Honkonen
Jaakko Pakkala
Jenni Ahtiainen
Jenni Mikkonen
Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen
Kari Hannola
Karin Widnäs
Katriina Haikala
Kustaa Saksi
Laura Merz and Rudi Merz
Saarits & Sippola
Lulu Halme
Mafune Gonjo
Mattila & Merz
Naoto Niidome and Nathalie Lautenbacher
Pekka Ijäs, Eero Alho and Risto Musta
Petri Eskelinen
Renata Schirm
Riitta Talonpoika
Ron Nordström
Sonja Löfgren-Birch
Tero Kuitunen
Theresa Storbacka
Timo Junttila
Tuulia Penttilä

The team behind the Hidden exhibition

curator Laura Sarvilinna
exhibition architect Elina Aalto
graphic designer Ilkka Kärkkäinen
project planner Tuulia Penttilä
exhibition manager Susanna Louneva


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The Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Every Day 11am - 6pm

Onoma celebrates their 25th anniversary by highlighting it’s members and local know-how.

Fiskars is a unique environment where a large number of artists live and work. Majority of the population of the former iron works community works in the creative industries: artisans, designers and practitioners of a variety of art forms. Almost a third of them are members of Onoma. 25th anniversary exhibition TÄÄLLÄ | HERE | HERE explores this local unique context and highlights Onoma’s versatility and the artists behind the works.

The local is a theme that during the 2000s has received more and more attention and has been emphasized especially now, in the circumstances in which we have lived since March last year. Nearly 60 local artists, designers and artisans have, from different points of view, delved into the local as a theme and the significance of the place.

In the exhibition you can follow different paths, one of which is the time perspective: the past, the present and the future. Another path can be said to be one’s relationship to surrounding phenomena and beings. Of course, the paths do not form an unambiguous map, but are intertwined and complement each other. In the same way, time, place and phenomena are intertwined and form the different conditions under which we operate, regardless of whether it is a physical place or an emotional state.

MANY GUIDED TOURS – experience the exhibition together with the artists

The exhibition can be experienced on summer Saturdays together with exhibiting artists on guided tours called “Here together with an artist”. Other guided tours, for example “Onoma25” with a focus on Onoma’s history, are arranged daily throughout the summer. Tickets for the tours can be purchased in advance from our new online shop.


Entrance  9 €  / 6 €

Guided tours 6 € / 4 € (45min)


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During the spring, you can follow the exhibition’s actors and how the exhibition is progressing on Instagram and Facebook. Throughout the year, the video is published on YouTube, where members share their stories and memories of Onoma.


Erna Aaltonen | Hanna Ahti, Maija Mustonen, Jaakko Pietiläinen & Masi Tiitta | Eeva-Kaisa Ailus |
Päivi Alajuntti | Upi Anttila | Freja Bäckman | Adam Detre |
Kirsti Doukas & Kristian Saarikorpi | Céline Ducret | Tapio Elevant | Hannele Grönlund | Eero Haikala | Laura Hallantie | Lulu Halme | Saara Hannula |
Maarit Hirvonen | Tiina Karimaa | Barbro Kulvik | Ivan Kulvik | Peetu Liesinen |
Elina Makkonen |
Johanna Matruka | Laura Mattila & Mikko Merz | Erica Mena | Camilla Moberg | Risto Musta |
Timo Mustajärvi | Tarja Mustakallio | Jukka Mäkelä | Pia Nieminen | Ron Nordström | Piitu Nykopp | OLO |
Saara Paatero-Burtsov &
Risto Paatero | Katri Pailos | Jaakko Pakkala | Deepa Panchamia | Tuulia Penttilä | Milvi Pesari | Jouni Repo | Katarina Reuter | Saine Ensemble | Rutsuko Sakata | Taru Samola | Lea Sarasjoki | Kim Simonsson & Co | Hannu Siren | Howard Smith | Riitta Talonpoika | Satu Tamminen | Maija Toukolehto | Viivi Varesvuo | Kari Virtanen | Arto Vuohelainen | Karin Widnäs | Antti Yli-Tepsa | Katja Öhrnberg


Ulrika Ferm, curator
Freja Bäckman, assistant curator
Lea Sarasjoki, exhibition architect
Lulu Halme, graphic designer
Susanna Louneva, exhibition manager

Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Open daily 11am-6pm

The exhibition Meadow sets out to address the planetary ecological urgencies through a dialogue between contemporary art, craft, design and environmental research.

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FireLight 2019

FireLight theme period consists of light art. Its purpose is to bring joy to the darkest period of the year through art. Read more


FACTORY exhibition
Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Mon-Sun 11-18

Onoma summer exhibition for 2019 is called FACTORY and it has been curated by Switzerland based design professional Anniina Koivu. FACTORY is part of the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale which will open for the first time in May. Read more

FireLight 2018
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

FireLight is a five-week long theme period consisting of light art and sound installation. Its purpose is to bring joy to the darkest period of the year through art.

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Onoma at DesignWERCK
Copenhagen, Denmark
Wed-Sun 12-18

ONOMA pop up exhibition from June to August 2018 takes Finnish art, craft and design from Fiskars Village to Copenhagen. DesignWERCK is located in Christiania, one of the fastest developing areas in the Danish capital. The owners Birgitte Bjerregaard & Ib Schou believe that “good design should be experienced rather than just viewed” and consider their beautiful showroom as the embassy for Nordic design.

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125% exhibition
Fiskars village

The theme of the 125% exhibition is the artists’ relationships to their residence or work place, Fiskars. The participating artists have contemplated during their work processes on the significance of their work and the location in Ruukki as well as searched for meaningful places for themselves. For example, the corner of the house, the river, the park bench and the cover of the well are places where the pieces have been born.

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About Clay


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Smash.Hit. Repeat
Old Granary, Fiskars

International art in Fiskars

This summer the Artist-in-residence offers a surprising exhibition to all friends of art. The Smash.Hit.Repeat exhibition shows the works of around twenty artists from ten different countries. During the residency’s ten years of activity it has managed to build an interesting and diverse network of renowned international artists, never shown before in Finland.

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Dinner in Art
Kuparipaja, Fiskars

Dinner in Art -illalliset rakentuvat fiskarsilaisen ruuan, juoman ja taiteen ympärille. Ägräs Distilleryn, Ravintola Kuparipajan ja Greetings from Suomi -kesänäyttelyn yhteistyönä järjestetään kolme ainutlaatuista illallista kesällä 2017. Kolmen ruokalajin illallinen nautitaan taideteosten ympäröimänä näyttelysalissa.

Aistit ja kädentaidot ovat pääosassa illallisella: tuoksujen, makujen ja katseenvangitsevien teosten takana on huikeaa teknistä osaamista, viimeisteltyjä yksityiskohtia sekä yllättäviä kohtaamisia.
Varmista paikkasi ainutkertaiseen elämykseen!

Ilmoittautumiset: Hinta: 125€ (illallispaketti sis. tasting ja opastus) + 35€ juomapaketti. Max 35 paikkaa / illallinen.

Greetings from SUOMI
Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Mon-sun 11-18, tickets 5 / 8 €

The summer exhibition by ONOMA, the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars is called Greetings from SUOMI. It is a unique combination of locality and internationality. The group exhibition opens discussions about the multicultural Finland and the current mood in our society.

Exhibition curators, artists Minna Suoniemi and Petri Ala-Maunus, encourage the exhibiting artists to bold commentary: how does Finland seem now as the cultures and identities are defined through multinational communities?

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With young eyes

Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16

With young eyes
Photographs from 1981-87

Exhibition of photographs by artist Eeva-Kaisa Ailus will be opening on the 2nd December 2016 at Gallery Zebra, Keskuskatu 90, 10300 Karis.

Another exhibition which opens simultaneously will be also photographs, by Liisa Väärikoski. Photos inspired by the female figure from sizes XS to XL.

Open 2.12 – 29.12 2016

Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 12-16



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Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future
Valkoinen sali, Kuparipaja, Fiskars
Aukioloajat tiistai - sunnuntai 11.00 - 17.00. Vapaa pääsy.

The Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future touring exhibition opens its doors for the first time in Fiskars, Finland, in November 2016. The exhibition takes place in the White Hall exhibition space in Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland.

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Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Finnish wood is a local, ecological material that inspires the creation of remarkable innovations and export products. WE LOVE WOOD(s)! seeks new forms for wood, highlighting top Finnish handicraft skills – by means of internationally renowned design. The wood crafting skills come mainly from Fiskars and neighbouring villages, the designs from Finland, Sweden and Norway. Utility items have been made of e.g. ash, birch, aspen, pine and Lappish red-hearted pine.

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Blurred lines
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

The Creative Communities of Fiskars Village, Arabia Art Department and Nuutajärvi Glass Village

In BLURRED LINES, the Fiskars Village summer exhibition 2014, three leading Finnish independent creative communities come together to reflect on the boundaries between arts, crafts, design and commercialism. Artists, artisans and designers working with different materials and methods join their forces creating new collaborations and exciting encounters.

Howard Smith: Bridge
Kopparsmedjan, Fiskars

The American born artist Howard Smith, who resides and works at Fiskars in Raasepori, turns 85 this year. To celebrate his birthday the artist, together with his friends Hannele Grönlund, Barbro Kulvik and Antti Siltavuori, has mounted an exhibition that represents his wide ranging production of sculptures, paper cuts, assemblies of found objects and collages as wel as drawings and paintings. The greater part of these works are now exhibited publicly for the firs time; the earliest dating back to 1962, when Smith arrived in Finland and stayed – a gift to us. The accompanying music consists of compositions by Olli Kari, taking as his point of departure the sounds reverberating from Smith’s outdoor creations when gently tapped or struck with various implements.

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Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Visio presents a visual summary of the Fiskars ironworks village in the past, of its present inhabitants, activities and environment, and of all the things that it could be in the future. It is a collage of images, works of art and objects. This exhibition provides impulses for envisioning the future with the means of design and architecture.

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Copper Smithy, Fiskars

The joys of work and visual pleasures, the delights of achievement and giving.

The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars stages two large exhibitions each year in the summer season at the Fiskars ironworks village in Raasepori. This year, one of the exhibitions commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative’s exhibitions with the theme of JOY, while the exhibition SPARK is curated by art critic Otso Kantokorpi featuring contemporary art and design that makes a statement.

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5×3 design visions
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

5×3 Design Visions is a series of five design exhibitions to be held at the Copper Smithy in Fiskars.

5×3 Design Visions continues the year-round exhibition activities of the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, which have launched alongside its established summer exhibitions. The series is one of the events produced by the Fiskars Cooperative as part of the programme of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.

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Old Granary, Fiskars

Critical Contemporary Art and Design

Art is often quiet contemplation. However, sometimes it is necessary to state your message loud and clear. When the sheer volume of injustice in the world seems overwhelming and so few seem to care about the necessity for change, artists need to take a stand and speak up – even by hyperbolic and provocative means.

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Oasis and Floating Gardens
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Oasis considers the interplay between objects, the man and the environment through contemporary art and design. The boundaries of the interior and the exterior are a theme that has become increasingly topical because of climate change and the changing patterns of people in their use of time.

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Taste & form
Old Granary, Fiskars

With the objects and facilities of culinary culture in the main role.

Iron Ladies
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

When iron and light meet, metal begins to shine.

Our aim at the outset was to forge the groups’ various skills and disciplines into a series of collaborative works that would cross borders and explode boundaries. Iron Ladies, our collective name, also provides the title of the exhibition, defining the spirit in which these artworks were created. The direct use of scrap-metal in the exhibits demonstrates the Iron Ladies willingness to employ unusual materials in new and inventive ways.

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Old Granary, Fiskars

The Fiskars Cooperative will stage an exceptionally significant event next summer – the first major exhibition devoted to tools, their evolution and properties ever held in Finland. The world as shaped by humans emerged when man learned to use sticks and stones as tools and later to develop increasingly versatile special tools and implements from new materials. Our environment is full of different tools, but for some reason they have remained the means for making things that are more valuable or significant: food, clothes, means of transport, buildings, art objects etc.

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Copper Smithy, Fiskars

“The views of young people regarding the significance of art are noteworthy, since the majority of young people maintain that art is a value unto itself and does not have to serve any practical purpose. Nor does this majority regard art to be a separate area. Instead, they feel it produces experiences, fosters self-awareness and can influence society.” Finnish Youth Barometer Survey, 2009

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Spatial places: The poetics of place
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Spatial Places refers to the notion that all places have their history, and none are neutral. Whether a space is only space or can be approached in different ways depends on the context in which we experience it or the purpose/theme on which its design and special features are based. At present, the concept of space has become prismatic, suggesting a wide range of perspectives depending on our individual psychological-physical experiences and the social, cultural, ritual and other purposes of the space concerned. Space is one of the main concepts of visual art and its understanding and use are informed by the broader cultural framework and the traditions of art itself.

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Second Sight
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Second Sight is part of the cross-border Nordic Delight project and the Commemorative Year 1809 events, celebrating the strong historic ties between Finland and Sweden. The exhibition is a meeting of the arts linking old areas of Finnish settlement in Sweden and Swedish-speaking regions in Finland, an encounter of almost 60 artists and artisans from both countries.

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Old Granary, Fiskars

Secrets and mysteries have fascinated mankind for thousands of years. They have been a source of inspiration for artists and scholars, who have also helped to create them. Creative people are often curious by nature and interested in all things unknown. Throughout history, artists and artisans have embedded hidden meanings and secrets in their works.

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Visiting — Design Village Fiskars
Taitokortteli, Joensuu

Design Village Fiskars on show in Joensuu: Arts and Crafts, Design and Visual Art from the Fiskars Ironworks

The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars is a unique creative community whose members live or work at the former Fiskars Ironworks in the western part of the Uusimaa Region in South Finland. Founded in 1996 and currently having 119 members, the cooperative stages high-standard exhibitions of crafts, design and visual art throughout the year.

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Sparkling Eyes – Humour in Finnish Jewellery
Kulturhuset Ängeln, Katrineholm, Sweden

The exhibition Sparkling Eyes was organized in cooperation with Kulturhuset Ängeln in Katrineholm, Sweden and the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, Finland.

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Wood works!
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

WOOD WORKS!, the summer exhibition of 2010 of the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars continues the cooperative’s tradition of material-based exhibitions by addressing a single body of material – wood and the forests in all their variety. The theme of the forthcoming exhibition begins with the forests and ends with the artworks and products derived from them. The cooperative has staged extensive exhibitions of high standard at Fiskars since 1994.

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Time and room
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

In the autumn exhibition, the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars presents the works by Ariadna Donner, Mira Donner-Spitz and Mikael Spitz. The collective exhibition combines tapestry with Billnäs office furniture.

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Led by form – production in series
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

This exhibition focuses on new and classic objects and products that can be made in series. It also includes handcrafted artefacts that are intended for limited editions.

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Ruukki nimeltä Fiskars
Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Viewpoints on Fiskars Village as a living environment.

Concept and realization by the sculptor Sirpa Kolu

It is Beautiful Here
Old Granary, Fiskars

The history and past of a material are at all times inevitably present in it. In textiles the meanings of this past are often so human, close and accessible that one is drawn to consider the essence of artifacts and images almost unnoticeable, even naturally.

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Valaisin Antti Siltavuori & Barbro Kulvik

Exhibitions 1994-2008


* archived only in Finnish

CASE in point 31 Nov 2008−26 Apr 2009, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Howard Smith – Party 45 5.10.−23.11.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Simple Life 11.5.-28.9.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Tulessa syntynyt 11.5.-28.9.2008, Granary, Fiskars

Sparkling Eyes24.11. – 27.4.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Motifs 7.10. – 18.11.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Points of view 13.5. – 30.9.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Transparent 13.5. – 30.9.2007, Granary, Fiskars

Knife and Sabre 4.2. – 29.4.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Light & Sound & Vladimir Tarasov 25.11.2006 – 28.1.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Homeward Bound 8.10. – 19.11.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

REMIX 14.5. – 1.10.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Harvest 14.5. – 1.10.2006, Granary, Fiskars

Jaakko Pakkala 19.3. – 30.4.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

KONCEPTDESIGN 22.1. -12.3.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

NAMED 28.11.2005 – 8.1.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

CABINET MAKERS Rudi Merz and Kari Virtanen 16.10. – 20.11.2005, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Labyrinth 8.5-2.10.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Forces 8.5-2.10.2005 Granary, Fiskars

Rutsuko Sakata 25.3-24.4.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Designer: no name 16.1-20.3.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Kuusijuhla* 28.11.2004-9.1.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

24 LUUKKUA* 1-24.12.2004 the environment, Fiskars

Ron Nordström PLAY 17.10.-19.11.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Ceramics 2004 9.5.-3.10.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

White 9.5.-3.10.2004 Granary, Fiskars

Curly Birch 21.3.-25.4.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Q – Designing the Quietness* 1.2–14.3.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

LIGHT 12.10-18.1.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars<

10. Exhibition* ‘Free hands’ 11.5-28.9.2003 Granary, Fiskars

Retro* 11.5-28.9.2003 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Unique 2002 12.5-29.9.2002 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

FinDesignNow-02 12.5-29.9.2002 Granary, Fiskars

Metals 2001 13.5-30.9.2001 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

7+1=8. Exhibition ‘Child’ 13.5-30.9.2001 Granary, Fiskars

Time for Wood 1997-2000 14.5-1.10.2000 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

7. Exhibition ’Hotels’ 14.5-1.10.2000 Granary, Fiskars

Nomad – Environmental arts Exhibition summer 1999 Fiskars village

6. Exhibition ‘Celebration’ 16.5-3.10.1999 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Savesta syntynyt – International Ceramic Exhibition 17.5-30.8.1998 Granary, Fiskars

5. Exhibition ‘Process’ 17.5-4.10.1998 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Valo reflecting Finnish Culture 16.11.1997-1.1.1998 Barbican Centre, London

Asko-Avonius Award 1997 19.5-5.6.1997 Design Forum, Helsingfors

Paper Exhibition ‘Fibre’ 18.5-31.8.1997 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

4. Exhibition ‘Dialogue and Team-work’ 18.5-31.8.1997 Granary, Fiskars

’97 Young Forum 19.2-6.4.1997 Design Forum, Helsinki

Fiskars Gallery at Artek 26.11-1.12.1996 Helsinki

Time for Wood 25.5-31.9.1996 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

3. Exhibition ‘Conservation and Storage’ 25.5-15.9.1996 Granary, Fiskars

Fiskars Bruksgalleri i Höganäs Museum 11.5-9.6.1996 Höganäs

2. Exhibition ’Natural Materials’ 7.5-1.10.1995 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Design Finlandais, Musée d’art contemporain 21.4-19.6.1995 Nice

1. Exhibition ‘The Nature of Fiskars’ 18.6-25.9.1994 Copper Smithy, Fiskars