The internationally acknowledged Galerie Forsblom has moved to a new location in Helsinki. The gallery, which is located in a historic building from 1911, was designed by the New York-based architectural firm Gluckman Mayner Architects.
More than 800 m2 of Dinesen Douglas floors form an elegant setting for the art in the new gallery. The inspiration came from the Saatchi Gallery in London, where the characteristic long and wide Dinesen Douglas flo orboards are laid crosswise in the room. This also proved to be the perfect solution for the main gallery room at Galerie Forsblom.
The discrete lines of the long and wide planks are expanding the room and at the same time directing attention visually to the art on display. The planks also provide a simple, light and calm expression that complements the architecture and offers a perfect setting for the works of art.
Gluckman Mayner Architects also custom-designed furniture made in Dinesen Douglas planks for the gallery.