Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design, fashion, architecture and urban culture.
We visit Finnish clothing designer Samu-Jussi Koski, who runs the Samuji label, known for quality and timelessness.
Helsinki Design Week celebrates its tenth anniversary with recycled fabrics, car-free urban planning solutions and more.
Browse this famous Finn's life and work on a custom-created website with photos and descriptions in English and French.
Helsinki’s wooden Chapel of Silence, designed to promote wellbeing, quietly attracts attention in the middle of the city.
We talk to a couple of the numerous Finnish designers currently making a name for themselves around the world.
Finnish design is for everyone. A family in Finland shows how world-famous design items form part of daily life.
The Finns are on a first-name basis with design. Join our grand Finnish design tour.
Craftsmanship, organic forms and incomparable wow factor are helping Finnish jewellery make waves all over the world.
Ask Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka what a typical day in her life looks like, and you won’t get a straight answer.
With sales of around eight million units over the years, Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2013.
Anu Penttinen likes cityscapes, loud colours and expressive forms. Finland’s new generation of glass artists is here.
Ivana Helsinki founder, designer and filmmaker Paola Suhonen says she designs art, not fashion.
On our Top 12 list of Finnish design that contributes to wellbeing: sauna, Moomins, Marimekko and a few surprises.
See how Yellow City, a book project in Helsinki’s year as 2012 World Design Capital, portrays urbanity (slideshow).
Hella Hernberg’s Urban Dream Management is into grassroots projects in underused settings. See what she’s talking about.
Minna Hepburn may be the only designer with a war studies degree. Nowadays she creates ecologically sustainable fashion.
A unique World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project shows how fonts in urban settings relate to local knowledge.
Johan Olin and Aamu Song show Secrets of Russia at Kiasma as part of Helsinki’s year as 2012 World Design Capital.
Who said colours are vitamins for the mind? Learn this and more in the award-winning film The Unique Design of Finland. (Photo: Pål Allan/Iittala)
At the Fashion Library in 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki, you don’t need to empty your wallet to fill your wardrobe.
In World Design Capital Helsinki, the university’s Think Corner has books, ideas, coffee and street-level action.
At the very centre of 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki, urban gardening sprouts amid disused railway tracks.
In Helsinki’s year as World Design Capital 2012, students and senior citizens tackle the issues of an aging population.
Helsinki is World Design Capital in 2012. It’s an exciting time to pose questions and seek fresh perspectives.
Tikau combines Scandinavian design with the aesthetics and craftsmanship of rural areas of India, providing a unique alternative to mass-produced products.
Anu Pentik tells the rags-to-riches story of her famous design brand: "Even in difficult times, the only option was to go forward."
Famous for his glass art, Oiva Toikka is the most colourful and original personality among the masters of Finnish design.
Designer Tapio Wirkkala's artworks can be seen in the world's most esteemed museums – and also in regular Finnish homes.
Welcome to the land of Oz – a jewellery shop run by a goldsmith and a silversmith in downtown Helsinki.
We meet Harri Koskinen, a famous designer who is so modest that he doesn't even admit to being modest.
"People can carry their holidays with them, and rest when they wish," said Timo Sarpaneva, one of the greats of Finnish design.