Helsinki articles


Museums are getting back in action. Here are seven design exhibitions now open around the world

The exhibition-going experience is markedly different than it was six months ago due to COVID-19, but these institutions are adapting so that design lovers can visit their spaces.


In concept and design, this parcel pick-up shop is unrecognizable from the post you know

Helsinki – A self-service post that offers convenience, customer service and a visually-compelling spatial experience? It exists now in Helsinki.


Openings: Versace in Beijing, Chanel in Paris and Everlane in L.A, plus many others

Designers have a growing check-list to mind when creating brick-and-mortar shopping spaces today – here are nine new spots that mind the retail shift.


Here’s an office layout to consider: the working showroom

Helsinki – Artek’s new headquarters in Helsinki, designed by Sevil Peach, makes some radical decisions to bring employees together and organically improve teamwork.


With Amos Rex, Helsinki goes underground to rise as a cultural destination

Helsinki – The director of Amos Rex, Kai Kartio, explains how Finland’s newest museum fills a previously-vacant gap in Helsinki’s artistic scene.

Photo Tiiu Kaitalo

Helsinki Design Week: a vibrant mix of Finnish icons and innovative young design

Helsinki – Helsinki Design Week 2017 showcases the city’s vibrant design scene, rooted in its rich heritage while continuously looking into future. Here are the highlights.

Lux Helsinki draws crowds to the illuminated cloud by Canadians Caitlind RC Brown and Wayne Garrett.

Illuminated, interactive clouds and giant lampshades attract attention at Lux Helsinki

The eighth annual light festival Lux Helsinki delivered bright lights, dazzle and spectacle to the snowy streets of the Finnish capital.

The Light Lab 5.1 was built by VAV Architects and students from EASA in Helsinki.

Light Lab 5.1 by VAV Architects

HELSINKI – To counter the blinding summer sunlight, VAV Architects designed the Light Lab 5.1, a pavilion that creates a coccoon of darkness in a Helsinki square.

The facade is covered with four colours, giving the school a playful appeal.

Kannisto School

HELSINKI – A school near Helsinki, Finland, caters to a quickly-growing suburban development.

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