Vas. Liisa Hallamaa, sommitelma lautasia. Helena Tynell, Metsä, 1966. Collection Kakkonen © Rauno Träskelin

Collection Kakkonen

Collection Kakkonen, the collection of long-term art and design collector, Commercial Counsellor Kyösti Kakkonen  will open to the public in November 2022. The internationally significant collection focuses on glass and ceramics and features Finnish design from modernism to the present day.

Collection Kakkonen focuses on the post-war era, i.e. the so-called golden age of design. During this time, Finnish design also gained more ground internationally. The core of Collection Kakkonen includes unique design, art glass and ceramics and their makers. The collection consists of works from over 30 artists and a total of 10,000 objects. It continues to be expanded. In addition to its extent, the collection is noteworthy in quality – the carefully compiled collection is entirely unique.

Central names included in the collection are e.g. Alvar Aalto, Rut Bryk, Kaj Franck, Birger Kaipiainen, Toini Muona, Gunnel Nyman, Kristina Riska, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Markku Salo, Timo Sarpaneva, Michael Schilkin, Kim Simonsson, Nanny Still, Oiva Toikka, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Helena Tynell, Vesa Varrela and Tapio Wirkkala.

  • BIRGER KAIPIAINEN (1915–1988), CURLEW, C. 1968. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • JOONAS LAAKSO (1980), ÜBER & FILI (VENETIAN GOBLET), 2017–2018. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • NANNY STILL (1926–2009), KIDE, 1975. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • MICHAEL SCHILKIN (1900–1962), GIRAFFE, LATE 1940’S. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • MARKKU SALO (1954), TWO ART OBJECTS, 1998. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • TOINI MUONA (1904–1987), HAYS, 1953 & 1955. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN’

  • KYLLIKKI SALMENHAARA (1915–1981), TWO PLUMP VASES, 1950’S. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • OIVA TOIKKA (1931–2019), TWO ART OBJECTS, 1980. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA –ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • KRSTINA RISKA (1960), SCULPTURE, 2010. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • GUNNEL NYMAN (1909–1948), ROSE PETAL, 1948 & EGGSHELL, 1947. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • KIM SIMONSSON (1972), SCULPTURE, 2019. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • ARTTU BRUMMER (1891–1951), FINLANDIA, 1945. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • AIMO OKKOLIN (1917–1982), BOWL, MID 1970’S. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • FRANCESCA MASCITTI-LINDH (1931), RELIEF, 1966. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • ALFRED WILLIAM FINCH (1854–1930), CANDELABRUM, 1902. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • KAJ FRANCK (1911–1989), ART OBJECTS. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • TIMO SARPANEVA (1926–2006), FINLANDIA, 1964. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • KATI TUOMINEN-NIITTYLÄ (1947), POT FROM THE SERIES FOREST, 2003. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOON MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • ANNIKKI HOVISAARI (1918–2004), SIX ANGULAR BOTTLES, 1967–1970. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA – ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN

  • GERDA THESLEFF (1871–1939), VASE, 1905. COLLECTION KAKKONEN / EMMA –ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. © RAUNO TRÄSKELIN