We Love our New NoHo Office
After being located near Union Square for more than two decades, the office of The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York relocated to NoHo earlier this year. Situated in a 1850s brownstone, 26 Bond Street has a history of inhabiting artists and creatives. Take a tour of our new office space, featuring classic and contemporary Finnish design and art.
26 Bond Street, with its landmarked facade, is one of the last townhouses on the street. In the ´70s, the NoHo area attracted people in creative fields as there were plenty of large spaces available where you could both work and live.
Several artists have lived in the building: fashion illustrator Jack Champlin lived here since the ‘60s until his death and dancer Walter Richards for his whole adult life. In the ´70s, artist Brice Marden also had his studio in the unit that is now the FCINY office.
The office walls feature a changing collection of artwork by our residency program alumni and other Finnish artists. One of the characters currently residing in the space is Bob (2013), a portrait created in collaboration by Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. The work is part of their ongoing series Eyes as Big as Plates which explores the modern man’s relationship to nature. The series features senior citizens from different parts of the world dressed in wearable sculptures crafted from natural materials, often blending into the landscape.
Photos: Janne Tuunanen