World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

May 27, 2013
Cycle your way through the heart of Helsinki with Bike Tours Helsinki! premium
The new and energetic Bike Tours Helsinki has started recently at Katajanokka! Four different tours of Helsinki, the City Cycle, Cycle East-side, West-Side Art Cycle and Sunset Sauna Cycle, provide four different perspectives of Helsinki. Helsinki has already approximately 1,000 kilometers of bicycle routes, inviting cyclists to hit the road. On the City Cycle tour […]
September 9, 2012
Helsinki Design Week celebrates design in all its forms September 6th-16th! premium
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 […]
July 3, 2012
Ask about architecture at the World Design Capital Pavilion! premium
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 […]
June 6, 2012
Design District Helsinki celebrates the beginning of the summer with its own series of events – Design District Week! premium
Design District Week is a complete series of over 50 independently produced events organised by the members – theme days, guided walking tours, meetings with designers, street events and a design market! During the four-day programme the entrepreneurs and shopkeepers offer a unique opportunity for you to find treasures and special offers in the shops, […]
June 1, 2012
Finnish Design Market opens at the Helsinki Market Square! premium
Finnish Design Market, showcasing a diverse range of Finnish design from illustrative art to jewellery, will open on the first day of June. The Design Market is set up to celebrate WDC Helsinki 2012 bringing high-quality Finnish design products to the Market Square in the summer of 2012. Over the last decade the Market Square […]
February 2, 2012
WDC Helsinki Open Doors Weekend delights the residents of five cities with its 180 events! premium
Some 180 different events have been planned to delight the residents of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti this upcoming weekend: these will be touching and fun meetings involving design! In addition to design, sometimes in very surprising forms and places, the events also promise to offer “bread and circus games”, performances, clubs, guidance for visitors, […]
January 14, 2012
Designer Spotlight: Sanna Annukka wows design audiences with bright colours and block prints premium
During the World Design Capital 2012 year we will introduce you to a series of  most interesting Finnish designers, products, labels and other design phenomena, starting with the talented, young illustrator  Sanna Annukka. Sanna Annukka is a half Finnish, half British illustrator & printmaker, whose designs have been making waves in the design world. With […]
January 7, 2012
Design Museum opens its Design Capital Year with Finnish Design Unwrapped Exhibition! premium
Throughout the year 2012 Design Museum will showcase a wide range of exhibitions and events, all related to the design capital activities. Finnish Design Unwrapped opens the “Design Gallery 12” series of exhibitions presenting the most interesting recent works of contemporary Finnish design. Photographs by Jani Kaila take center stage in the first exhibition of […]
December 31, 2011
Welcome World Design Capital Helsinki 2012! premium
And it’s here! The official launch of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 takes place on New Year’s Eve with an evening of extensive light and video show starting at 10pm. The buildings surrounding the Senate Square will be turned into artworks by using light and several well-known Finnish music artists and performers will take […]
September 23, 2011
International bloggers introduce consumers to the supply of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012! premium
Next year’s theme year, the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, has already inspired some interest cross the world and turned the design scene’s attention towards Helsinki. Last week ten bloggers were invited by the foundation responsible for the event year and the City of Helsinki for a fact-finding trip to Helsinki, Espoo and Lahti. The […]
March 24, 2011
Do you represent design? premium
World Design Capital (WDC) Helsinki 2012 believes that World Design Capital looks just like you. Or your grandmother, nephew, exchange student friend, the caretaker at your office… you tell us! WDC Helsinki 2012 is now looking for people of all ages to model in photo shoots to take place in all WDC Helsinki 2012 cities […]
March 22, 2011
New project manager, specialized in local food, elected for the city’s food culture strategy premium
The city of Helsinki elected the 28th of February 2011 a new project manager called Ville Relander, who will lead the realisation of the city’s food culture strategy. The working place for this manager will be the wholesale food market in Kalasatama. Relander has earlier been working as the CEO of local food shop Anton&Anton […]