Finnish glass art is available this weekend (December 1st-3rd) at Ornamo Design Christmas event , which takes place at Cable Factory in Helsinki. The event offers visitors Finnish design, textile, glass and ceramic art, fashion and lifestyle products. One of the participants is Gallery Mafka&Alakoski which is specialized in glass design. Read more in this blog and here
Gallery Mafka & Alakoski has previously established a glass studio and a gallery in Riihimäki, which is the main glass fabrication area of todays Finland. In February 2016 Mafka & Alakoski brought Riihimäki glass in Helsinki by opening a gallery and shop in Punavuori.
The owners of the Gallery are glass artist Marja Hepo-aho and Kari Alakoski, whose 20 year career with Iiittala company has earned him the title of master glassblower.
In the gallery in Helsinki the duo focuses on new Finnish glass. The gallery is famous for its changing exhibitions and the shop offers a selection of art and design glass for everyday use.
Mafka & Alakoski Helsinki
Iso Roobertinkatu 19
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-16
Ornamo Design Christmas 1.-3.12.2017
Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki
Opening hours: Fri 15–19, Sat–Sun 10–17
Pictures: Gallery Mafka&Alakoski