WDC Helsinki

Tuomas Toivonen's creative take on "embedding design in life"

Created by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, the World Design Capital biennial recognizes various cities around the globe for their successful efforts in urban revitalization, primarily accomplished through innovative design. The 2012 distinction goes to Helsinki—a city Monocle magazine dubbed “most liveable” in 2011—for its continued ability to tap the creative sector as a way of stimulating economic growth. The yearlong celebration …