For 35 years, the prominent businessman and collector Kyösti Kakkonen has been carefully selecting pieces that will make his collection, including classical pieces from the golden age of Finnish design (from the 1930s to 1960s) but also contemporary examples of Finnish glass art and ceramics. The collection is considered the most significant collection of unique and limited-edition Finnish glass and ceramics in the world.
The recent project with the EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art will see a part of the Kakkonen Collection exhibited in a new 1,000m2 exhibition space. Around 1,300 works are lent to EMMA in a long-term cooperation agreement and specific highlights from the collection will be exhibited annually. The project is expected to continue for many years, bringing the best of Finnish design to wider audiences. Collection Kakkonen at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern in Espoo, Finland, opens on November 10th, 2022.