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Noormarkun Ksityt – Norrmark Handicraft

Pori Art Museum, Pori

  • 30.4.2021–26.9.2021

Maire Gullichsen and Bertel Gardberg founded the handicraft company Norrmark Handicraft in 1961. The exhibition highlights the story of the company from its foundation until the closing in 1976.


Noormarkun Ksityt – Norrmark Handicraft
Project Room, April 30 – September 26, 2021

Maire Gullichsen (1907–1990) and Bertel Gardberg (1916–2007) founded the handicraft company Norrmark Handicraft in 1961. Maire Gullichsen was striving to preserve the handicraft tradition of her home region, as well as to promote the Finnish applied arts industry and the manufacturing of quality handicraft items in Finland.

Norrmark Handicraft produced small everyday items, furniture, wrought iron objects, and textiles that combined traditional handicraft with modern design. Among its best-known products are the everyday items designed by Bertel Gardberg, Nanny Stills candelabras, and Vanikka furniture series designed by Kristian Gullichsen. When the factory of Norrmark Handicraft closed, Artek took over the production of Anna-Maija Jaatinens coat stand, as well as Ben af Schultns highchair Ben.

The exhibition highlights the story of Norrmark Handicraft from its foundation in 1961 until the closing of the company in 1976. In addition, a book (in Finnish and Swedish with English summaries) covering the history and legacy of Norrmark Handicraft will be published in connection with the exhibition. The research for the exhibition, and the book were both funded by Svenska Kulturfonden i Bjrneborg (The Swedish Cultural Fund in Pori).

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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

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Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

Pori Art Museum is open partly after the fire on July 2021. Norrmark Handicraft -exhibition is open to visit. Free admission.