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Bodhisattva Maitreya

  • Inventory IDC290
  • Designed19th century
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Brummer acquired this Chinese Ming-period statue for the museum from a Parisian antiques firm in 1930.

Arttu Brummer (1891-1951) was one of the most important and internationally significant background figures of Finnish design and headed the original Design Museum from 1927 to 1951. With his ideology of design, Brummer was an exceptional figure for Finland during the 1930s with his preference for Art Deco and the classicism of the 1920s instead of functionalism.