Dreams and visions become reality as the newly graduates from Aalto University present their thesis projects at the Masters of Aalto 2013 year show. The exhibition is held in Sörnäinen, Helsinki May 8th-26th. Masters of Aalto offers the visitor a lively presentation of studies at Aalto University and introduces the societal role the university has. [...]
Located in the hustle and bustle of the central pedestrian street Iso Roobertinkatu, there’s a small design shop run by eleven local, young designers who form Ovvn Independent Design Collective. The shop first started out years ago as Hundpark located a few blocks from its current location near a popular dog park (in Swedish hundpark). [...]
ART DECO and the Arts – France-Finlande 1905-1935 exhibition at the Amos Anderson Art Museum uncovers influences of the style in Finland
An exhibition showcasing a unique selection of masterpieces of French and Finnish art and design opened at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in the beginning of March. Occupying four floors of the museum, the exhibition presents the less known side of the cultural heritage of Finnish visual arts by placing the Finnish works next to their French paragon. Exhibition [...]
This year’s first Late Night Shopping event organized by Design District Helsinki takes place on Thursday March 21st! The extended shopping hour evenings within the Design District were first introduced last year, providing all design enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to find great design bargains and take part in special events during the evenings. The participating small [...]
Design Museum celebrates its 140th anniversary with a new permanent exhibition and several special exhibits throughout the year!
The 140-year-old Design Museum in Helsinki is – not only one of the oldest design museums in the world – but first and foremost an international, active meeting place of design. Founded in 1873 as a study collection for the arts and crafts school, the current collection maintains a versatile design collection of around 75.000 objects. Besides the main premises [...]
A new, urban art park named after sculptor and academician Tapio Wirkkala inaugurated in Arabianranta!
At the end of October the Arabianranta district in Helsinki was enhanced by a new art park named after the late Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala and designed by celebrated American artist Robert Wilson. The park is located in the heart of the district between the housing and the historic Arabia ceramics factory. The idea of the park [...]
New low-threshold gourmet street food restaurant Rulla brings fresh Vietnamese treats with a Finnish twist to Helsinki
In the immediate vicinity of the famous landmark Sokos Hotel Torni and one of Helsinki’s most central restaurant streets one finds Helsinki’s fresh breeze of Vietnamese air – hand-to-mouth Rulla. Rulla, that fits 20 customers, offers Vietnamese treats: fresh, healthy and filling hands-on eating summer rolls. The restaurant space, designed by Finnish interior design company [...]
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012’s autumn at Design Museum culminates in a multifaceted exhibition Home – A Space and a State of Mind!
The Home – A Space and a State of Mind is a multifaceted exhibition and the high point of Design Museum autumn season during World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. It addresses the relationship of modern-day people with the home from different perspectives and the various manifestations and meanings that this familiar environment can have. The [...]
Interior architect and professor Yrjö Kukkapuro’s and graphic artist Irmeli Kukkapuro’s studio, built in Kauniainen in 1968, was opened to the public for the first time this fall. The opportunity to visit the studio is exceptional since the artist couple still works there and lives in close proximity to the studio. The modern, sculptural building [...]