Finland welcomes Design Helsinki this summer The capital’s first dedicated B2B contemporary design event will take place 24-25 August
ABOVE Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum (2018) by JKMM Architects
FINLAND’S CAPITAL HELSINKI is a well-connected and vibrant seaside city with a reputation for producing highquality, conscious design. Renowned for its Nordic architectural innovation, the city also boasts the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe, making it a major centre of architecture. Finnish design and architecture has made its mark on a global scale thanks to the likes of iconic designer Alvar Aalto as well as household-name brands including Artek and Marimekko. Since earning the accolade of World Design Capital in 2012, design has cemented a permanent place as one of Helsinki’s core functions – so it’s no surprise that so many high-profile design showrooms have taken up residency there. Over the past 10 years, Helsinki has become an internationally recognised City of Design, whose experience and expertise are held in high regard.
2022 marks the 10th anniversary since Helsinki was the World Design Capital, and it will suitably celebrate the IMAG E S
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