Helsinki Design Week takes place around the city & online 9–19 September 2021

Due to the new meeting restrictions of the Regional State Administrative Agency, Helsinki Design Week cannot organize the main event in Glasshouse Helsinki as planned, and it has been cancelled.

However, the Helsinki Design Week festival will take place as planned online and in the city from 9 to 19 September 2021, and the programme planned for the main event venue will be brought to Helsinki Design Weekly’s channels.

HDW is a series of smaller events selected through an open event search, and a calendar of events is published here. There will be 80 design-themed events, from open showrooms and studios to smaller exhibitions, workshops for the whole family and walking tours. The programme includes Aalto University’s Designs for a Cooler Planet, where the theme is resource wisdom. The ensemble includes three different exhibition ensembles as well as webinars open to everyone. HDW visitors have the opportunity to learn about radical and multidisciplinary ideas, research, and prototypes in fashion, design and architecture that will contribute to a resource-wise future.

The festival programme includes an exhibition by the legendary sculptor and jewelry artist Björn Weckström, which celebrates the long career of the versatile artist. The exhibition, which opens at the Didrichsen Art Museum, features sculptures of acrylic, bronze, stone and glass. Also on display are oil paintings on sailcloths that combine fine art with sailing, Weckström’s second calling.

The Design Museum’s Design Super Week includes the exhibition as well as a lunch discussion by the Graphic Designer of the Year Marina Vezik, guided remote tours of the Iittala – Kaleidoscope: From Nature to Culture exhibition and much more.

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