Pattern Centre is the home of Finnish printed textiles. Forssa museum's collection hosts examples of the early days of Finnish textile print making as well as the golden age of Finlayson Co. printed textiles, produced here in Forssa.
The exhibition tells the story of Finnish textile printing, an industry that began in Forssa in the 1860s. Forssa maintained its status as a focal place of printmaking know-how and design, through the age of industrial textile printing in Finland, and continued onwards from the 1930s as an important part of Finlayson Co. From the year 1951, the Forssa design studio hosted textile designers and artists who created patterns of different colors and designs: stripes, polka dots, florals, abstracts, and everything in between, always getting inspired by the movements of art, popular culture, architecture, and design of their time. These printed fabrics dressed our nation, decorated our homes, and spread across the border to international markets.
Our permanent exhibition includes information, illustrations, and photographs of designers and their time as well as printed textiles, made into textile installations. These installations have been created to showcase different styles and decades of Finnish printed textile design. You can learn about color layering, color theory, and textile printing in our exhibition that invites you to touch, feel and try for yourself!
The space is divided into an exhibition space, museum shop, archive, and research facilities. The permanent exhibition opened its doors at the end of April 2022.
0€ undet 18 years of age, Museum card, press, ICOM
3€ students, pensioners, unemployed
5€ individual ticket for Pattern Centre
8€ full ticket for Pattern Centre and Forssa Museum
50€ /h /guide
Group size max. 20 people
Bookings amd Inguiries
+358 03 4141 5100
Museum lector: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spinning Mill Area
(Summer time: Saturday-Sunday 12-16)
We welcome visitors during weekends upon request. Please contact us in advance to check availability.