While looking forward to the Dutch Design week (22-30 oct, Eindhoven) Helsinki’s Design week just started. It’s something I would highly recommend. The why is simple. Helsinki has a great design area. With cool stores and many quirky shops with upcoming designers. And what is not to enjoy about strolling down that area while passing nice coffee shops? Helsinki Design week has many events spread throughout the city. If you like design, in any way, this might be a good time to explore Helsinki. Enjoy and explore the city and be sure to visit some of the design week events.
So let me talk about this years event for a little bit, and highlight a few events:
01| SAUNA TALKS
Sauna Talks is a series of discussions that address the Finnish sauna culture and five socially intriguing topics. The sauna discussions involve specialists from the City of Helsinki, some well-informed citizens and creative minds inspired by the sauna.
How cool would that be, enjoying a sauna whilst discussing?
02| CHILDREN’S WEEKEND
Suvilahti is the place to be for kids. children can peek into Jenni Erkintalo and Reka Kiraly’s book ‘House Behind the Corner’ that creates a framework of spatial architecture. Build your own LEGO house, follow a workshop or just enjoy the buzz around Kattilahalli.
03| DESIGN MARKET
This is something that you should add to your list as there will be near to 200 companies. And who doesn’t love sale. Find some amazing clothes, accessories, furniture and interior products. I know, I would a stroll.
04| DROPCAP LETTERING WORKSHOP
It’s a workshop where you will learn how to design and draw a custom lettering piece. What about creating your own poster with a cool quote? And not to worry because this workshop will also be given in English when there will be foreign participants.
This is another cool event in Helsinki, which I hope to experience one day. For this year I will stick to the Dutch version of Design week. If you are going to visit, I would love to hear from you. I get excited when reading the programme and watch photo’s of previous editions. For more information and the full programme you can visit the clear website: