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New special exhibition: 73 m²
Address: Merikaarrontie 5, 66500 Vähäkyrö
Customer: City of Vaasa / Vähänkyrön aluelautakunta
Pa-La principal design: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Iiro Heikkilä

06 / 2019
06 / 2020

Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd designed a modern artisan museum to Vähäkyrö in Vaasa. Fyrry demonstrates the knowhow of tinsmiths and the history of craftmanship in a fresh and modern way. The experiential exhibition honors the local unique and still living tinsmith tradition.

The idea behind the design was to bring into the museum the feeling of the material but also the spirit of the workshop. The roof and the rear wall are coated with tin plates that dazzle the visitor. The plates are made by local tinsmiths, of course!

The renewed Tinsmith Museum dazzles the visitor. The tin plates on the wall and ceiling have been made by local tinsmiths. There are workshops in the middle of the museum. Photo © Pa-La.

The information section has been illustrated with old photos. Photo © Pa-La.

Tin products have been used to decorate the interior. Photo © Pa-La.

Craftmanship is brought forward in a modern way. The local tinsmiths welcome the visitor to the new design museum. Photo © Pa-La.

Take a peek into the hall side. Photo © Pa-La.

There are workstations in the middle of the museum where tinsmiths show their working methods. The exhibition design comes to life also by using moving image. Part of the museum has been dedicated to information section, illustrated with old photos.

The exhibition design was made in close co-operation with the local tinsmiths. In addition, several new tin products were designed for the museum by Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd. One of them is a lamp shown in the picture below, following the shape of a traditional fyrry (a whirlpool).

Originally fyrrys were toys for children. By blowing into a pipe the whirlpool started to rotate. The lamp is made using the same traditional craft methods as it’s model. The lamp can be mounted on the wall or ceiling.

A lamp was designed for the museum. Is follows the design of a traditional children’s toy, fyrry. In front the traditional fyrry, behind the new design lamp and the designers Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo. Photo © Pa-La.

The museum exhibits many different tinplate products. Photos on the windows create an atmosphere. Photo © Pa-La.

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