Daily tips: Friday, 15 September

Friday is here again! The weekend gets off to a good start with design, fashion and music. See our tips for Friday, 15 September.

See our full programme here.


Builders of the Future 2017

A design and architecture event for comprehensive school seventh graders. Produced by the Design Museum and Helsinki Design Week, Builders of the Future 2017 is a design and architecture event for comprehensive school seventh graders. This event introduces young people to the methods of design and architecture, offering them means to observe their own environment. The framework of the event is the Muotoilupolku (Design Path) material issued by the City of Helsinki in the autumn of 2016 providing design tools in support of the new school curriculum and phenomenon-based learning.

Runeberginkatu 4 C


Illustration style and design process

Grafia is organizing an illustration event in Helsinki Design Week HOP: Enter -installation at Maneesi. Leena Kisonen is talking about finding her own illustration style and Linda Linko is unmystifying the process of design and illustrations.

Kasarmikatu 15


W17 Vimma Design Show and Showroom

A part of the industrial Arabianranta district in Helsinki becomes an inspiring scene for two days with the W17 event that showcases works by the graduating design students from the Häme University of Applied Sciences. W17 Vimma Design Show & Showroom brings together the school’s fashion, footwear, and glass and ceramics design talents. The collections on show interpret the autumn/winter 2018–2019 fashion and interior design trends.

On Friday the 15th, you get to feel the catwalk’s atmosphere at our design show (tickets 10€), and on Saturday the 16th, there will be a chance to meet the designers and see the collections at our pop-up showroom (free entry).

Nordenswan & Siirilä Oy:n tiloissa
Hämeentie 155 A


24 HEVI: Helsinki-Espoo-Vantaa Innovations

24 HEVI: Helsinki-Espoo-Vantaa Innovations is a design contest that takes place with the Metropolia Polytechnic Design Department. The competition is organized as a 24-hour design sprint competition, where after an assignment, students have 24 hours to innovate their proposal.

The competition seeks new ideas in the themes of business, tourism or housing-related issues in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa by means of design. The task is flexible to allow for new ideas. The exact assignment is given to the students just before the start of the competition. The jury of the competition will be the business leaders of all three cities. The moderator of the event is the design director of the City of Helsinki.

Design Forum Finland
Unioninkatu 24


Q&A Tram Talks: Ompeluseura

The tram discussion addresses changes in employment and predictions for the future. How will we earn our salary in the future? Is employment going to be completely fragmented? Must everyone be able to do coding? Are robotics taking over our jobs or enabling idle creativity? Will work follow us everywhere, and will there be any privacy? Is generation Y ever going to retire? Discussion themes and statements are collected by the popular Ompeluseura (“Sewing club”) work life network active on social media.

Its admin Milla Halme, also communications manager at SOSTE ry, moderates the discussion. Participants are Armi Murto, organizational adviser for the Federation of Finnish Enterprises and Miia Savaspuro from Ellun kanat. The event is part of an event series taking place on HRT’s “culture tram” touring the city districts while functioning as an arena for the discussions.

Pre-registration here.

Starts: Mikonkatu 15


Design Meets Music

Black and White Records welcomes you to a musical event! Industrial Designer Harri Koskinen takes on a new role as In-House DJ and Modern Folkmusician Pekko Käppi performs live with his instrument, the bowed lyre. Also the Graphic Designer Jussi Karjalainen talks about his record cover designs.

In addition, there will be late-night shopping, surprises, specialities and snacks. Music for all senses!

Black and White Records
Toinen Linja 1


Minna Paussu Design Pop Up Store

Minna Paussu Design women’s clothing brand pop-up store. Finnish print pattern and garment design. The brand is an ode to joyful, flirtatious, powerful and yet delicate femininity. The first collection builds on lightweight, printed, colourful, flirtatious and feminine pieces made of 100% silk.

Korkeavuorenkatu 5
CORUYA liikkeen pop-up paikka


Frank/ie Fashion Show

A fresh look at the fall collections from the Frank/ie collective in Helsinki. Frank/ie focuses on ethical and ecological fashion and accessories.

Annankatu 13


18:00 Lights Vol 6

Valoa 18:00 Lights, Vol. 6. The exhibition series presents light art by artist and designer Soila Hänninen. The theme of the sixth exhibition is thoughts of Baltic Sea microbiology. In the works, light is combined with different art techniques. Doors are open to the exhibition and the studio during HDW from the 14th to the 15th September at 5-7 pm and by appointment at the window gallery of Studio SHH.

studio shh & galleria
Kankurinkatu 8


Bathroom Breakfast

A relaxed Finnish Design Breakfast with discussions and presentations of bathroom designs and products by Temal, Oras, Pukkila, Sanka, Rej Design and Unidrain. Breakfast is served 9-10.30 am, drop in anytime. Between coffee, tea and croissants, we are open to discussions and challenges as we present the latest designs and functional solutions for modern bathrooms.

Runeberginkatu 4 C


HDW HOP: Tikku

Set up on Keskuskatu, Tikku (‘stick’) is a demonstration of dense urban housing and Finnish wooden construction. It has been designed by Marco Casagrande, whose baseline is to implement a micro-size apartment house on just one parking slot in just one night. It takes a stand on the evolving needs of urban planning and housing. As cities become more densely populated, we must find more agile ways to build and housing solutions to live in. The city provides the services that people need so that they can make a home in a smaller environment than before.

Tikku presents Nordic design through home decoration created by BoConsept. The second floor of Tikku is used to build a work space of the future together with Sponda. The installation is part of the HDW HOP City Installations.