The life's work of Rut Bryk (1916–1999) and Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) is entrusted to the care of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation, established in 2003. The foundation and EMMA have signed a deposit agreement according to which EMMA manages over 3,000 objects owned by the foundation, including works of art, design objects, prototypes and archive material.
In November 2015 the city of Espoo, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art and Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk foundation signed an agreement to display the collection permanently in EMMA.
The collection is both rare and internationally significant. The design legacy of the world-renowned artist-designer couple will open up in an even more diverse way when the new design space is launched in EMMA in November 2017.
At this moment there is a possibility to view the cross-section of the collection in the Wirkkala Cabinet, located on the ground floor WeeGee building, free of charge.