A treasury open for everyone

The materials in Design Archives are original design documents and artefacts from various design disciplines. They have been donated to the archives by designers, companies and organisations working in the field of design and visual communication. The materials in Design Archives are visual in nature, including a wide range of drawings, posters, photographic material, models and other artefacts.

Design Archives contains unique material that anyone can come and research. The archives welcomes anyone who wishes to explore the materials or simply wants to learn more about Finnish design. The archives can be consulted on site in the joint research room of Elka and Design Archives, or documents can also be inter-library loaned to the National Archives, the University of Tampere Library and private central archives. Note that there may be restrictions on some of the materials.