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The unique house which Alvar Aalto designed for his friends Göran and Christine Schildt.
Villa Skeppet

Villa Skeppet belongs to the Christine and Göran Schildt Foundation, which arranges guided tours in the home. The tour showcases an author’s residence, Alvar Aalto’s architecture, and a warm Mediterranean atmosphere. Göran Schildt and Alvar Aalto were good friends who shared a love for the Mediterranean cultures, landscapes, and civilizations.

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Göran Schildt

Göran Schildt

Göran Schildt’s creative production comprises works on cultural history and art history, essays, journalism, travel books, biographies and fiction. His works range over a variety of fields, the most prominent…

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Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

The friendship with Göran Schildt Göran Schildt first met Alvar Aalto during his academic years when Aalto was the president of the film club Projektio and Schildt a member. They…

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S/Y Daphne

S/Y Daphne

Daphne was ordered by doctor Oskar Mustelin and drawn by Jarl Lindblom in 1935.  She was originally a gaff-rigged schooner built at Åbo Båtvarf (Turku Shipyard) but rigged into a…

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Finnish Architecture and Design Days

Finnish Architecture and Design Days

Finnish Architecture and Design Days will be celebrated from 1 to 5 February 2023. The festival week, themed ‘Quality of Living’, together with the national flag-flying day on 3 February,…

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Architect Elissa Aalto 100 years

Architect Elissa Aalto 100 years

The small-scale exhibition Architect Elissa Aalto is presented in the sauna building at Villa Skeppet, 12:00−16:00, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 29.10−29.11.2022 (closed on All Saints´ Day 5.11). Villa Skeppet is open to…

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Open house event

Open house event

28.10.2022 17-19.30 p.m. The Pro Artibus foundation, The western Uusimaa Museum and Villa Skeppet is arranging the yearly event Kulturlänken/ Kulttuurilenkki on Friday 28th of October 17-19.30 p.m. The event…

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