Carin Bryggman, interior architect
Carin Bryggman (1920-1993), daughter of Erik and Agda Bryggman, was an interior architect based in Turku. She studied at the Central Industrial Arts School (later: University of Art and Design) in Helsinki from 1940 to 1944, and worked for some Stockholm architects from 1945 to 1948. Upon returning to Turku, she first worked with her architect father, and then established her own design office in 1949. She remained professionally active until the 1990s.

According to the list of projects based on Carin Bryggman's archive, she was involved in more than 450 projects. She was able to build up a significant career during a time when design offices run by women were still unusual.

Carin Bryggman was involved with the restoration design of the war-damaged Turku Castle with her father from the late 1940s on. She was the interior architect of the Castle for over forty years, designing a remarkable array of furniture and light fixtures. In the early 1950s she worked with her father on the Kåren project (club house and dormitory of the student union of Åbo Akademi). She designed the interior of the Sibelius museum and that of the Business College of Åbo Akademi in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she designed furniture for the wine cellar and sauna of the Finnish Embassy in Stockholm.

Carin Bryggman worked on a wide scale of commissions of a public character: hotels, restaurants, cafés, pharmacies, shops, banks, offices, and exhibitions. There were commissions in other historically significant buildings besides the Castle, among them the Turku Academy building and the archbishop's residence. She also designed interiors and furniture for private clients.

After her father's death in 1955, Carin Bryggman functioned, according to her own words, as ”Bryggman police”, meaning that she tried to make sure his designs were not altered inappropriately.

In her will in 1988, Carin Bryggman determined that a stipend fund called “Inredningsarkitekt Carin Bryggmans och professor Erik Bryggmans fond” be formed, in order to make grants to young architects and interior architects in alternating years. The fund is administered by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and the recipients are chosen by SAFA and SIO. She left her archive to the Turku Regional Museum.

Carin Bryggman lived in an apartment building designed by her father, Brahenkatu 9 (built in 1923-24). She was married to Uolevi Nuotio, interior architect, from 1952 to 1961 (div.). During the marriage, they ran a joint design office. The marriage was childless.