Wednesday 1 August 2012

Helsinki in August

It seems there are always so many exhibitions and things happening in Helsinki, that it becomes hard to remember everything. I decided to start a monthly calendar of design events for me and you to remember. Here is what's going on in August:

Tomás Saraceno will come to town and create his famous web of 23 000 knots in Helsinki. It will be a 'must-see'.
Tomás Saraceno 18.8-3.10 in Kunsthalle Helsinki, Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11-18, Wednesday 11-20, Saturday-Sunday 11-17, Nervanderinkatu 3, Helsinki.

Yrjö Kukkapuro, known for his furniture design, will open his unique studio and home to the public for the first time. What a great opportunity to see a unique home and his fabulous work! Home is located just a short train ride away in Kauniainen.
Ateljee Kukkapuro1.8.–30.9. Open Wednesday to Friday 11–17, Saturday-Sunday 11–15,
Alppitie 23, Kauniainen

Young Blood Collective opens a Pop-up showroom and cafe today in Katajanokka. It gives an opportunity to get to know the works of Jaakko Nikkola, Thomas Welander, Robin Falck and Vertti Sarimaa, all design graduates from Aalto University. Funky Ujo-bar chair is one of their works.
Design Pop-up 1.-15.8. Open daily 10-18, Satamakatu 5, Helsinki.

Tools in Highlight Gallery exhibits lighting designs inspired by tools. All the lights are designed and created by Lahti-based Muoto 2 design studio. 
Tools 3.8.-9.9. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-16, Mannerheimintie 37, Helsinki.

Flow Festival will ones again transform Suvilahti area into one big party zone and present the latest on electronic music. One of Flow's highlights is Björk who brings her show to the main stage on Sunday. 
Flow Festival 8.-12.8, Suvilahti, Helsinki.

Helsinki FWRD Fashion Village is a showcase of Finnish fashion in the heart of the city. You can shop for brands such as Lumi, Aiku Design, Costo, Ivana Helsinki and Katri/n to name a few and take part in different events. 4.8-18.8 Senate Square, Helsinki

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