Registered each year in the international design calendar, helsinki is ready to shine with countless design creations at its first-ever B2B contemporary design event, Helsinki design. The design-focused event will run from August 24, 2022 to August 25, 2022 across Helsinki. “Helsinki is recognized worldwide as a city of design and in this year, its tenth since being named World Design Capital, we are delighted to highlight the wealth of talent in Nordic design with a celebration of two days that will bring brands, showrooms and cultural institutions together,” says Media 10 spokespersons, organizers of Design Helsinki.
An architectural and design gem renowned for its Nordic minimalism and functional design, it is the northernmost capital in Europe. Among northern European cities, Helsinki has the highest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, making it a sight to behold for any design lover. With prominent names like Alvar Alto, Artek and Marimekko, among others, Finnish design has had an impact not only in the country but around the world. The event is organized with the support of To live inone of Finland’s leading furniture events and the Alvar Alto Foundation.
“We see the collaboration with Design Helsinki as an interesting opportunity for Habitare. Habitare occupies a strong position among the events that take place in the fall, and for more than 50 years it has highlighted interesting phenomena, experts and companies from the furniture, design and interior decoration industries. “, Express Tanja Pasilacommercial manager of Habitare, for the collaborative design event.
Design Helsinki will be an assortment of multiple creative programs and events in a city-wide exhibition. Each of the participating brands and studios will channel Nordic culture and the influence of Finnish furniture design practice which has a long history of commitment to sustainability. The result will be a design sweep that not only captures the existing essence of architecture and industrial design, but also establishes a modern dialogue. Habitare and Design Helsinki will appear in each other’s programs. Laura Sarvilinnathe creative director of Habitare, will be interviewed as part of the Design Helsinki program on ‘Regenerate’ while Design Helsinki will participate in the Habitare program under the theme “Mixing Spaces”.
A number of attractions will be part of Design Helsinki in and around Helsinki, including the Kasarmitori International Pavilion, the Helsinki Design Museum and Esplanadi Park. Additionally, the event will highlight local showrooms in the region, which will open their doors to architects, designers, retailers, merchants and others to showcase the best of Nordic and Scandinavian design. Occupying a key place in the design festival, the local showrooms in partnership with Design Helsinki will not only showcase the best of Nordic art and design, but will also host multiple thematic discussions, lectures, workshops, launches and more.
The event will also include a custom international design pavilion at Kasarmitori Square in the Kaartinkaupunki district of Helsinki. Despite the fact that the city as a whole is culturally and architecturally rich, Kasarmitori was chosen specifically for its marvelous historical structures which not only complement but also add to the design of the pavilion. Scandinavian and global interior brands under contract with hundreds of products including furniture, lighting, surfaces, architectural finishes and more in the 1,650 square meter pavilion. Aeris, Arktis, Eikund, Framery, Herman Miller, KT Interior, Martela, Lintex, naughtone, Vaarni, Secto Design and many more have already confirmed their participation.
The wide range of showrooms dotted around the city center allow attendees to explore some of the most impressive retail spaces Helsinki has to offer, with distinguished international brands such as Carl Hansen, Norman Copenhagen and Kvadrat, as well only sought-after premises. -after names such as Marimekko and Skanno. High-end furniture companies, technology specialists and materials manufacturers will be among the attendees at a variety of events led by industry professionals.
Even when first run, the two-day event will have been planned to celebrate design through each of its layers, including specially commissioned installations, brand activations, themed talks and multiple design-focused programs. .