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Finland Designs For Living

Finland, 1960 (MIFF 1962, Crafts)

Director: U. Backstrom

Four designers are shown at work on four types of product: metalware, textiles, ceramics and glass. The film ends with some beautiful examples of the work of these and other Finnish craftsmen.

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