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Articles about Fiskars recent history

Here you can read more about Fiskars Ironworks recent history from 1960 to 1990 when the industry moved away and was replaced with an artist community. The topics are related to our current exhibition The End=The Beginning – From Industry to Arts in Fiskars Ironworks.

The Industry moves from Fiskars

The industrial move from the ironworks in Fiskars was not something that happened quickly or because of one specific decision. It was a series of different events,

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Everyday life in Fiskars

Slowly but surely, the day-to-day life in Fiskars started to change. As the workplaces disappeared, the village went silent.

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The buildings in Fiskars

Fiskars ironworks was not suitable for modern industrial manufacturing. The last factories to be built were the scissor factory and the assembly hall for tractor ploughs.

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“Pojo-Kalle” and “Inko”

In 1969 Karl-Erik Lindqvist, also known as “Pojo-Kalle”, became the municipality director of Pohja. Industrial manufacturing still played a big role in the municipality,

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Modern innovations of the 1960s and 1970s  

By the 1960s, plastic had become a common everyday material. The Fiskars corporation also began manufacturing products made out of plastic in the early 1960s.

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During the 1980’s artists started finding their way to the quiet ironworks of Fiskars. One main attraction was the Expohja art exhibition that was held in the old Cutlery Workshop,

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Recipe book of handmade paper

It Got Started at Tomasböle Paper Mill In 1667 Finland’s first paper mill was founded by the river of Tomasböle, approximately eight kilometers southwest of Fiskars.

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