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Syrjämä’s studio home Villa Ville

Address

Yläneentie 15, 32500 Oripää

GPS

60.858160609917, 22.690214664148

Address

Yläneentie 15, 32500 Oripää

GPS

60.858160609917, 22.690214664148

Villa Ville aka Viljo and Kaisu Syrjämä’s Italian-style villa home with an exhibition of their work.

The house, built by artist Viljo Syrjämä in the early 1950s, is the most significant cultural attraction in Oripää. Known as Villa Ville, the house was both home to an artist family and a studio. Syrjämä was inspired by a photograph of the Monastery of San Marco in Florence, Italy. Syrjämä had received a scholarship for art studies in Italy, but the outbreak of the Second World War prevented him from studying. After the war, Syrjämä decided to bring Italy to Oripää.

The house was designed and built by the artist himself, so it can be considered Syrjämä’s most important work of art. Almost everything in the house is handcrafted, as the bricks on the exterior walls of the house, for example, are made by Syrjämä. The interior and furniture of the house are also designed by Syrjämä, and the house contains plenty of decorative details. Thus, Syrjämä’s artist’s home is a unique object of its author’s life’s work.

The house has a remarkable collection of works of art by both Viljo Syrjämä and his wife Kaisu Syrjämä (1918-2008). The municipality of Oripää received the house as a donation in 2008 and the house was opened to the public in the summer of 2010.

Inquiries: Oripää’s Library tel. 0400 215582, kirjasto@oripaa.fi

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