The new Finnish Nature Centre Haltia opens on 31st of May in the Nuuksio national park area. It offers professional trekking information all over Finland. The Haltia Centre combines the latest technology with nature and ecology so that the nature experience starts when you step indoors. The Nature Centre provides detailed information about the routes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
September brings a full roster of design events to Helsinki! The series of events was kickstarted by Helsinki Design Week on September 6th with a packed 11 day programme showcasing different areas of design from traditional and industrial design to fashion, communication and even music! Events take place all across the city and you’ll be able [...]
Helsinki’s fall brings new forms of design to the design capital! The following five weeks are the busiest during the whole WDCHelsinki2012 year! The so called “September of Design” offers a wide range of events for design lovers, e.g. the Helsinki Design Week, the international design house exhibition Everyday Discoveries in Suvilahti, the interior and [...]
The Helsinki Street blog is the first Finnish platform created and run by professional photographers and dedicated solely to street photography. The Helsinki Street collective, made up of award-winning Finnish photojournalists, launched the photography blog in May 2012. The site attracted widespread attention from the start, with over 12,000 visitors in the first month alone. [...]
A new, modern, interactive fashion event HEL_FWRD/Fashion Village takes over the Senate Square from August 4th. This free-of-charge event offers everyone a chance to purchase products designed by 18 renowned Finnish designers, showcasing their work in the unique, historic surroundings of the Senate Square! For two weeks the event will gather together the most interesting [...]
During the summer season the Museum of Finnish Architecture organizes a great number of events for everyone interested in architecture! Museum’s information point at the Design Capital Pavilion provides its services during the first two weeks in July from Tuesday to Friday. You can ask any questions related to architecture, in Helsinki or the Metropolitan [...]