Helsinki Design Week

Edited by Roberta De Monte

Where: Helsinki

In these days has been released the programme of the Helsinki Design Week 2014, whose main theme will be ‘Take the Leap’, an invitation to take a leap into the future of design. This year, from September 4 to 14, great events are planned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the biggest design festival of the Scandinavian countries.


To celebrate this unique event, in addition to the renewal of the website, a new publication, the Helsinki Design Weekly, will be launched in the next autumn. The official opening of the festival will take place in the Old Student House while the other events of the Helsinki Design Week will be scattered throughout Helsinki in Vanha Ylioppilastalo and Bio Rex in the centre of the city, Teurastamo (the Abattoir) in the Kalasatama as well as in Kaapelitehdas (the Cable Factory) in the area of Ruoholahti.


On September 11, at the Bio Rex, will be held the Architecture Day, while in the Abattoir area, will open an exhibition on local design, made from new small firms and start-ups. The most popular event of the Design Week is the Design Market, organized for 6 and 7 September, where companies can show and sell their products at the Cable Factory.


The information point and meeting place for all visitors will be placed in front of the Design Museum, in the meantime the Clock Room will host the kitchen Miinus, which will offer food made and served in an energy kindly way. For lovers of cooking is also planned, on September 10, the Choco Jam Session organized by WE Factory in collaboration with the Italian artist Mattia Caracciolo. It is an experimental meal making session designed to stimulate the creativity of the participants, which will create a three course unique menu starting with an illustration as visual references.



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