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 …

Helsinki Design Week: Yriö Kukkapuro’s “Experiment”

A show dedicated to the designer's most adventurous work

Designer Yriö Kukkapuro is a legend in Finland. Born in 1933, he dedicated his entire life to design and education. In the ’70s he was professor at University of Arts and Design Helsinki, then rector; today specialist lecturer. During his career he has created a long list of iconic designs, particularly with chairs, many of which are now in the permanent collections of notable museums …

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 …