Helsinki Design Week 2017 starts today!

Let’s Festival! Read our info packet for Helsinki Design Week 2017.

Welcome to the opening of the HDW HOP installation series today 7 September at 18:00. We’ll start at 18:45 at the Enter installation, Kaartin maneesi, with the We Jazz parade, and tour all six installations in the city centre.


See the whole programme from here. Read also our shopping tips, tips for children, tips for hot topics, tips for DIY people and tips for the party people, foodies and city activists. We will release tips for the events on each festival day. See our first daily tips here. Check out also these events, which you can participate in from your own couch, since they will be  streamed. Get to know the installation called Enter and its programme from here. During Helsinki Design Week, Enter functions as a stage for discussion and various events.

You can get your own festival guide, for example, from Stockmann, Marimekko Stores and Helsinki-infos.

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Tickets and pre-registration:

You have still time to buy tickets to the PechaKucha, Data-Driven Design Day ja DesignCommons.

Pre-register to the Q&A Tram Talks, Showroom and Open Studios.

Social media:

You can keep up with the festival by following us on social media using hashtags #hdw2017 and #helsinkidesignweek. You’ll find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

3 x Make your festival better:

Moving from one festival event to another is made easier with DriveNow, and you can register for it for free with the code HDW. You will also receive 20 free driving minutes for your account.

Are you still looking for a place to stay? Clarion Hotel Helsinki Airport invites all design friends to stay. You get -15% per day for the dates 7.-17.9.2017 by using the code DESIGN. Book your nights from or 010 850 3810.

This year Mingla is the official networking app for Helsinki Design Week. Using Mingla is simple: just download the app, swipe, match and Mingla! In cooperation with Miltton, HDW will also set up an inspirational Mingla Spot meeting point at Miltton Showroom at Uudenmaankatu 4-6, in case you feel like meeting face-to-face and having a stimulating discussion over a cup of coffee.