The Trees of Pikku Finlandia

This exhibition by Josh Krute at Pikku Finlandia Hall in Töölö features relief prints made from cross sections of the building's unique pine tree pillars.
Josh Krute with the Pikku Finlandia tree designs
Josh Krute working on the Trees of Pikku Finlandia. Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Prints of the Trees of Pikku Finlandia
Prints by Josh Krute. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

A series of sectional prints of the pine trees from Pikku Finlandia building

The Trees of Pikku Finlandia showcases over 15 prints showing a spectrum of pine tree characteristics – ranging in size, age, and concentric growth patterns. The artworks have been hand printed onto paper with ink to depict each tree’s sectional ‘finger-print’ and are shown in the Finlandia Café throughout September for Helsinki Design Week and Designs for a Cooler Planet.

Read more about Finlandia Hall's temporary building in Aalto Magazine

Using wood as a subject matter, this exhibition merges visual arts and interior architecture for visitors to closely examine the relationship of how we adapt natural materials for our modern infrastructures.

Join the exhibition opening on Friday, September 9, 18:00-21:00!

Josh Krute
Workshop master and print artist Joshua Krute. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

The Trees of Pikku-Finlandia exhibition conveys the unique marriage between the architectural tree elements, space, and artwork – all centred around the qualities of Finnish pine trees. Onlookers can observe a spectrum of natural qualities of the building’s pine columns and prints from them. As such, people may be able to draw new connections toward wooden manufacturing, architecture and the visual arts under the theme of ecological and environmental wooden materiality.

Video by Jaakko Hyytiäinen.


Josh Krute Designer/maker/artist/organizer
Krute Design

Jaakko Torvinen Pikku Finlandia 
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Johanna Tolonen CEO of Finlandia HallLearn more about Finlandia Hall


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Lähikuva Pikku-Finlandia väistörakennuksen vaaleasta männyn rungosta

Wooden-structured Little Finlandia opened its doors in Töölönlahti Bay

The building erected in the Töölö Bay area to temporarily house Finlandia Hall’s functions during its renovation is, in the words of architect Jaakko Torvinen, like a forest in the centre of Helsinki.

Finlandia Forest sketch / Jaakko Torvinen

The temporary facilities of Finlandia Hall, “Little Finlandia” has been developed with Wood Program and Building Design Studio

Little Finlandia will bring a comfortable living room open to all in the Töölönlahti Bay area.

Architect doing handson work at the Wood Program of Aalto University. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

Wood Program

Study program focusing on wood architecture

Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio

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Life 1.5 in black font and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

Life 1.5 – an exhibition of planet-friendly materials, fashion and food

Designs for a Cooler Planet is a five-week-long festival celebrating experiments in planet-friendly materials, fashion, and food.

Black font stating "What's the future made of?" and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

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