In 2016, the centenary of the birth of designer and silversmith Bertel Gardberg, the idea arose of an exhibition celebrating his life’s work of considerable scope. This idea is now being realised and the exhibition isopen in the Copper Smithy at Fiskars Village.
Bertel Gardberg was a Finnish silversmith and designer, who is regarded as a leading master of applied art. He worked as an artisan and designer for over 50 years and was instrumental in fostering the international reputation of Finnish design.
Gardberg made unique, one-off objects – jewellery and miniature sculptures – along with commissioned work and industrial design. In addition to silver, he also worked with many other materials such as stone, wood, steel, brass and pewter.
The curators and architects of the exhibition are industrial designers Barbro Kulvik and Antti Siltavuori. The exhibition will be staged in collaboration with Fiskars Village and Design Museum in Helsinki.
BERTEL GARDBERG 101
at the Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village
25 November 2017‒2 April 2018
Open Wed. – Sun. from Noon to 5 p.m.
(closed 6 and 24 December)
Entrance: €5 adults, €4 students and pensioners.
Free entrance for children under 18, unemployed persons, war veterans and national
Groups of schoolchildren €30/group.
Guided exhibition visits (€30) to be booked from Fiskars Info.
For more information, please contact:
Curator Antti Siltavuori, tel. +358 (0)50 569 5111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition secretary Martina Lindberg, tel. +358 (0)50 5666 223, email@example.com
Fiskars Info, tel. +358 (0)19 2777 504, firstname.lastname@example.org