Helsinki Design Week 2021

Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries.
9 – 19.9.2021

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9 – 19.9.2021


Helsinki, Vironniemi
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Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries.

This international festival offers a city-wide meeting place and discussion forum for design professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Helsinki Design Week will be organized in September 2021 in the city and online. The theme of this year is “What is wise to design now?” The main events will take place on Aleksanterinkatu, in the premises of Glasshouse Helsinki. HDW will be spread on the second, third and fourth floors of the building.

The main exhibition is U-JOINTS. Initiated with a first show at the 2018 Milano Salone del Mobile in Milan, U-JOINTS is a project by Andrea Caputo and Anniina Koivu that closely looks at the connections in architecture and design. HDW will host the fourth chapter, Knots & Knits.

The other programme set is a series of installations titled “Office of the Future”. The past year has changed the way people do office work, perhaps for good. The need to be with other people has not vanished, however. Will offices become ever more important meeting places where we can experience unity, exchange ideas and develop new solutions? How does premises/spatial design meet this necessity of change?

Exceptional conditions due to the Covid19 pandemic continue, and this has been taken into account in planning the events for September.

Helsinki, Internet

Image: Helsinki Design Week (c) Aleksi Poutanen