Juho and Maria Lallukka’s plans for the artists’ home were closely associated with their ideas for a refuge. The Board of Trustees of the Foundation decided that the best way to achieve the Lallukka’s vision was to establish an association for the residents of the completed Artists’ Home, Lallukan Taiteilijaklubi r.y (Lallukka Artists’ Club). The members of the club comprise all of the occupants of apartments at the Artists’ Home and their families, as well as the members of the Board of Trustees.

Lunch party following Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s 50th birthday celebrations. Antti Favén, 1915-16, oil on canvas. Lallukka Artists’ Home Foundation.

Lunch party following Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s 50th birthday celebrations. Antti Favén, 1915-16, oil on canvas. Lallukka Artists’ Home Foundation.

It was the golden age of central kitchen ideology in the Helsinki suburb of Etu-Töölö at the time of construction of the Artists’ Home building. Since the building would in any case require a central kitchen, it was decided that the kitchen would also be suitable for use as a restaurant. The club organised discussion and presentation meetings, social evenings and matinees. The Association applied for a club licence for the restaurant.

When the enthusiasm for central kitchens came to an end, the kitchens in each apartment were improved. However the club continued to serve meals to residents and workers in the building a few times per week until recent years.

Today the club operates as a communication channel between residents and the Foundation and it continues to organise traditional social evenings and events for the recreation of residents.

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