Thursday, September 4, 2014

Design, fashion, innovation: the design week

In 2012, Helsinki was the world design capital. The country has a long tradition in functional and innovative design with a couple of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen or Tapio Wirkkala. Every year in early September during ten days (4th to 14th in 2014), the designers are showing their art in different events in the whole city. Fashion shows, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and galas are just around each corners.

This year for its 10th anniversary, the events counts over 150 performances. One of the most awaited installations is the PEFC Woodworks x Laser Cut studio that will be set up at the Esplanad next to the harbor (September 12th to 14th). Anyone can tweet or send a digital message where a couple of them will be engraved by a laser in birch wood. Another event that locals like much is the design market in the cable factory (September 6th and 7th). Take a look at the program: Most of the events are free of charge.

In Pasila from September 11th to 14th, the fair center will host the exhibition Habitare where designers from the whole world will present some of their major works. Under the same roof visitors will discover sections dedicated to the lights, trash design, antics and another one to other forms of contemporary art such as paintings and sculptures. The ticket costs 18€.

More info about the fair

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