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Exhibitions

 

1955. Exhibition at the Arts and Crafts Center in Helsinki (Taideteollisuusnäyttely).
1957. Önskehem-expo.
1957. The first solo exhibition made at Artek with plenty of new types of textiles. The interior textiles comprised a collection of upholstery fabrics, carpets, curtain fabrics, wool blankets, wall hangings, and decorative fabrics for public spaces in special materials like copper wire, plastic, and horsehair.

1957. Participation at XXI Triennale (Milan triennial) where textiles were on display at the Finnish housing department designed by Olav Hänninen.
1958. Brussels World Expo.
1958. Exhibitions of sustainable textiles in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
1958. Private Expo in Stockholm.
1958. Exhibition at the Artek Store in Stockholm.
1960. Participation at Trois Profiles Finlandais in Brussels which featured Nanny Still’s glass, Maija-Liisa Komulainen’s furniture, and Marjatta Metsovaara’s furniture and room divider fabrics.
1960. XXII Triennale (Milan triennial) where Marjatta Metsovaara received the Gold Medal for Furniture Fabrics for her Comfort II furniture fabric in 100% viscose.
1960. Metsovaara Textiles Show in Washington, DC.
1960. Private exhibition at the Asko flagship store in Helsinki.
1960. Exhibition at the Helsinki Textile Office.
1960. Cologne Furniture Fair.
1960. First booth at Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt fair).
1961. Exhibition at the Pushkin Museum in Moscou.
1961. Presentation of fabrics in the U.S magazine House Beautiful.
1961. A private exhibition in a Viennese department store was going to have a big impact on her career as a textile artist.
1961. Exhibition at Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm which became Metsovaara’s distributor in Sweden.
1961 – 1964. Finlandia itinerant exhibition in Europe.
1962. Exhibition at the Helsinki Textile Office.
1963. Private exhibition at the Asko flagship store in Helsinki.
1963. Expo 63 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall) was Marjatta Metsovaara’s first solo exhibition. The architect of the exhibition was Eric Johann. New technical solutions for interior textiles merged with traditional folk art, which created a homeliness to the show. The exhibition was showing all the textiles being perfect for old decor as well as for contemporary decor. Together with Expo 66 and Expo 69, it was the largest private exhibition in Finland to date.

1965. Finnish Design show in London.
1965. Extension of the Finlandia itinerant show in Budapest.
1966. Expo 66 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall). According to Marjatta Metsovaara, the best of the Art Hall’s Exhibitions was this one and the architect of the exhibition was Kaarina Borg. The idea of the exhibition was based on Metsovaara’s Closed Collection, which represented the artist at its best. It was presented as several interior designs making it easier for the public to understand how textiles could be used. The color matching and material combination were out of this world. At the same time, weaving mills and different factories in Finland including printing mills collaborated with Metsovaara, making a universe of fabrics complementing each other. The collection included lint mats, pile carpets, wall coverings, curtain materials, furniture fabrics in different shades, jacquard and tweed fabrics with 7 color options in each product line, topped by many fabrics woven by hand in Finland and Portugal. The Scala fabric which was made by Metsovaara in Urjalankylä was used all over as wallpaper. All jacquard and tweed fabrics were produced by the mill in Belgium. There was a sensational presentation of different rooms and spaces.

1966. Textile Show in Sacramento, CA.            
1967. Duo Design show in Brussels, which was another joint exhibition with Nanny Still.
1968. Design in Scandinavia show in Australia (15.2.1968 – 7.1.1969).
1968. Industrial Arts exhibition in Reykjavik.
1968. Marjatta Metsovaara fabric exbhibition at the Brussels Design Center.
1969. Finland på Lousiana, Kopenhagen.
1969. Expo 69 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall). The 1969 Art Hall’s private exhibition was in a way Marjatta’s 20th-anniversary celebration as an artist. The exhibition was made up of completely new textiles and it was at the same time a cross-section of the artist’s extensive international production. There was a huge color scale for upholstery fabrics. The exhibition architect was Perttu Mentula who, with its lunar landscape and space themes, focused the exhibition on everything that especially at the time fascinated people’s minds. This large and spectacular exhibition was expensive and Marjatta Metsovaara no longer organized similar exhibitions.

1969. Continuation of the private exhibition at Sverighuset in Stockholm. The exhibition was a success.
1972. Private exhibition in Stockholm

1974. Private exhibition in Savonlinna
The 1980s. Yearly exhibition booth at Interieur Kortrijk (interior fair) and Frankfurt Heimtextil (home textile fair).
The 1990s. Exhibitions in Helsinki dedicated to Timo Sarpaneva, Nanny Still, and Marjatta Metsovaara.
2005. Exhibition at the Artek showroom in Helsinki with the reprints of the Kaisla (reed) design.

 

Back to history

Exhibitions

 

1955. Exhibition at the Arts and Crafts Center in Helsinki (Taideteollisuusnäyttely).
1957. Önskehem-expo.
1957. The first solo exhibition made at Artek with plenty of new types of textiles. The interior textiles comprised a collection of upholstery fabrics, carpets, curtain fabrics, wool blankets, wall hangings, and decorative fabrics for public spaces in special materials like copper wire, plastic, and horsehair.

1957. Participation at XXI Triennale (Milan triennial) where textiles were on display at the Finnish housing department designed by Olav Hänninen.
1958. Brussels World Expo.
1958. Exhibitions of sustainable textiles in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
1958. Private Expo in Stockholm.
1958. Exhibition at the Artek Store in Stockholm.
1960. Participation at Trois Profiles Finlandais in Brussels which featured Nanny Still’s glass, Maija-Liisa Komulainen’s furniture, and Marjatta Metsovaara’s furniture and room divider fabrics.
1960. XXII Triennale (Milan triennial) where Marjatta Metsovaara received the Gold Medal for Furniture Fabrics for her Comfort II furniture fabric in 100% viscose.
1960. Metsovaara Textiles Show in Washington, DC.
1960. Private exhibition at the Asko flagship store in Helsinki.
1960. Exhibition at the Helsinki Textile Office.
1960. Cologne Furniture Fair.
1960. First booth at Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt fair).
1961. Exhibition at the Pushkin Museum in Moscou.
1961. Presentation of fabrics in the U.S magazine House Beautiful.
1961. A private exhibition in a Viennese department store was going to have a big impact on her career as a textile artist.
1961. Exhibition at Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm which became Metsovaara’s distributor in Sweden.
1961 – 1964. Finlandia itinerant exhibition in Europe.
1962. Exhibition at the Helsinki Textile Office.
1963. Private exhibition at the Asko flagship store in Helsinki.
1963. Expo 63 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall) was Marjatta Metsovaara’s first solo exhibition. The architect of the exhibition was Eric Johann. New technical solutions for interior textiles merged with traditional folk art, which created a homeliness to the show. The exhibition was showing all the textiles being perfect for old decor as well as for contemporary decor. Together with Expo 66 and Expo 69, it was the largest private exhibition in Finland to date.

1965. Finnish Design show in London.
1965. Extension of the Finlandia itinerant show in Budapest.
1966. Expo 66 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall). According to Marjatta Metsovaara, the best of the Art Hall’s Exhibitions was this one and the architect of the exhibition was Kaarina Borg. The idea of the exhibition was based on Metsovaara’s Closed Collection, which represented the artist at its best. It was presented as several interior designs making it easier for the public to understand how textiles could be used. The color matching and material combination were out of this world. At the same time, weaving mills and different factories in Finland including printing mills collaborated with Metsovaara, making a universe of fabrics complementing each other. The collection included lint mats, pile carpets, wall coverings, curtain materials, furniture fabrics in different shades, jacquard and tweed fabrics with 7 color options in each product line, topped by many fabrics woven by hand in Finland and Portugal. The Scala fabric which was made by Metsovaara in Urjalankylä was used all over as wallpaper. All jacquard and tweed fabrics were produced by the mill in Belgium. There was a sensational presentation of different rooms and spaces.

1966. Textile Show in Sacramento, CA.            
1967. Duo Design show in Brussels, which was another joint exhibition with Nanny Still.
1968. Design in Scandinavia show in Australia (15.2.1968 – 7.1.1969).
1968. Industrial Arts exhibition in Reykjavik.
1968. Marjatta Metsovaara fabric exbhibition at the Brussels Design Center.
1969. Finland på Lousiana, Kopenhagen.
1969. Expo 69 private exhibition at Taidehalli (Helsinki Art Hall). The 1969 Art Hall’s private exhibition was in a way Marjatta’s 20th-anniversary celebration as an artist. The exhibition was made up of completely new textiles and it was at the same time a cross-section of the artist’s extensive international production. There was a huge color scale for upholstery fabrics. The exhibition architect was Perttu Mentula who, with its lunar landscape and space themes, focused the exhibition on everything that especially at the time fascinated people’s minds. This large and spectacular exhibition was expensive and Marjatta Metsovaara no longer organized similar exhibitions.

1969. Continuation of the private exhibition at Sverighuset in Stockholm. The exhibition was a success.
1972. Private exhibition in Stockholm

1974. Private exhibition in Savonlinna
The 1980s. Yearly exhibition booth at Interieur Kortrijk (interior fair) and Frankfurt Heimtextil (home textile fair).
The 1990s. Exhibitions in Helsinki dedicated to Timo Sarpaneva, Nanny Still, and Marjatta Metsovaara.
2005. Exhibition at the Artek showroom in Helsinki with the reprints of the Kaisla (reed) design.

 

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