Saara Hopea-Untracht

Saara Hopea-Untracht (1925–1984) worked as a designer on several different fields: she worked for Taito Oy, designed furniture for Majander Oy, glassware for the Nuutajärvi glassworks and jewelry for her family business Ossian Hopea in Porvoo. She also designed some enameled steel objects and ceramics for Wärtsilä-Arabia. While living in New York in the 1960s Hopea-Untracht produced enameled copper objects as well as several himmeli (a type of traditional hanging decoration) made of varying materials. After moving back to Porvoo she dedicated herself to textile art. 

Porvoo Museum’s collections contain a wide body of works from different parts of Hopea-Untracht’s production, as well as personal objects and photographs.  

Saara Hopea is one of Porvoo Museum’s national area of collections responsibility in the collection collaboration network between museums (TAKO).

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AB Iris Collection

The AB Iris design collection in Porvoo Museum is one of the most significant in Finland. It contains over 300 objects designed by Louis Sparre and A. W. Finch.