International Talent Support 2018: Swatch Art Prize

Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen evokes a sense of nostalgia through her winning installation

Parallel to the main prize at International Talent Support (ITS), the ITS Artwork concept competition focuses on free artistic expression beyond traditional categorization. This award began in 2014, thanks to Swatch and its Global Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. “Each year we select some young designers from the finalists of ITS,” Giordanetti says, “those who we believe clearly have artistic potential. Then we ask them to …

Helsinki Design Week: HDW HOP City Installations

Public art created with development and sustainability in mind

Helsinki Design Week is the biggest design festival of the Nordic European countries, with 250+ events all over the city. The 2017 edition was filled with talks, conferences, awards, trade fairs, exhibitions and temporary installations. The latter are the focus of the second edition of HDW HOP—the initiative aimed at giving a new life to the city’s streets and squares. Finnish and international designers and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pleasure toys, foldable phones, Basquiat's personal style and more in our look around the web

1. Places to Have a Timeout From Helsinki Design Week Helsinki Design Week is on now, and Dezeen asked local interior designer Joanna Laajisto for her list of favorite spots when a little time out from the event is necessary. Laajisto’s picks are—as expected—beautifully designed and very photogenic. From the Helsinki Design Museum to the restaurant Atelje Finne and sleek Jackie bar, the list is …

Places to Have a Timeout From Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week is on now, and Dezeen asked local interior designer Joanna Laajisto for her list of favorite spots when a little time out from the event is necessary. Laajisto’s picks are—as expected—beautifully designed and very photogenic. From the Helsinki Design Museum to the restaurant Atelje Finne and sleek Jackie bar, the list is full of local knowhow and impeccable style. “What makes Helsinki …

K0 Northern Lights by Sarpaneva Watches

Launched at Baselworld 2015, the glowing watch shows the phases of the moon

Finnish folklore holds that the Northern Lights are caused by a fox sweeping its tail on the snowy slopes of the mountains. While of course now we know it not to be true, the allure of that mystical glow remains ethereal. Premiering at Baselworld 2015, Helsinki-based Sarpaneva Watches is set to unveil the Korona K0 Northern Lights. The timepiece is a collaboration with Sweden’s Black …