Weekly Tips: March
Weekly Tips is a monthly series of ideas for design enthusiasts. In March, in addition to the spring sun, design lovers are able to enjoy dance performances, calligraphy workshops and design sales events.
Arela for good 1.-3.3.
Arela is a local clothing brand focused on cashmere knitwear and cotton basics that is arranging a For Good – second hand knit sale where you can also find out more about the significance of the clothing and consumption choices we make daily. The programme For Good run by Arela aims at lengthening the life of garments by increasing awareness of clothing materials and maintenance.
Arela Store Uudenmaankatu 26
Anybody’s Architecture 1.3. & 6.3.
Ismo Dance Company’s Anybody’s Architecture: National Library of Finland is the fourth part in a series of five choreographic works combining the art of dance, architecture and live music. The performance is inspired by the architecture and atmosphere of the National Library, its activities and beautiful books. Duration of the performance is approximately 30 min. Free entry.
The National Library Cupola Hall, Unioninkatu 36
The Vuoden Huiput Festival 1.3.
Grafia, the Association of Visual Communication Designers, is arranging a seminar with keynotes from Eike König, Leyla Acaroglu, Zélia Sakhi and Martin Gran from Snøhetta among many others. Additional programme includes workshops and an afterparty, of course.
Clarion Hotel, Tyynenmerenkatu 2
Modern Calligraphy Workshop 10.3.
In the workshop organized by Script Creative no previous lettering experience is required, as the class will guide you through the basics of modern calligraphy step-by-step. By the end of the class, you will have learned the basic strokes, techniques and letter forms of modern calligraphy.
Bulevardi 14, 5th floor
Ornamo Art & Design Sale 10.–18.3.
Organised annually by the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, the Art and Design Sale will bring hundreds of artworks to Puristamo at the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas). These include unique objects, miniature sculptures, jewellery as well as ceramic, metal, glass and textile art by well-known and rising designers and artists.
Puristamo, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C
Exhibition Off the table 9.3. – 13.5.
In the future, smaller and smaller homes will be built. In late 2017, a decision was enacted in Finland permitting the construction of student apartments with 16 square meters (170 square feet) of floor space, down from the previous requirement of 20 square meters (215 square feet). The new exhibition Off the table – Settings without a table at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre offers inspiration when wondering how can I create a small but beautiful table setting on my living room floor, on my bed, or next to my computer?
Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, Hämeentie 135, 9th floor
Helsinki Today – Contemporary Art Auction 14.-19.3.
Bukowskis opens the season with Helsinki Today Contemporary Art auction. The concept has never been seen in Finland before and presents Finnish contemporary art as well as design. A carefully selected collection of jewellery, photography and unique design objects will be on sale. The selection includes Erik Jørgensen’s “Waves” sofa, Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Ben Hur” armchair and Janna Syvänoja’s jewellery among many others.
Buokowskis, Iso Roobertinkatu 12, Helsinki