Hanken – a business school that breathes design

WalkExhibitionArchitectureHistoryDesign thinkingInterior
When Mon 11.09.2023 - Wed 13.09.2023
Where Arkadiagatan 22, 00100, Helsingfors
Accessible No
Language Finnish / Swedish / English

A warm welcome to visit the Hanken School of Economic – a university in which business studies and and Finnish design gems meet.

For the first time we open the doors of Hanken School of Economics to the audience of Helsinki Design Week. Hanken, situated in the heart of Helsinki,  is a renowned and accredited university, in which the footprint of many Finnish design pioneers is visible.

In the beginning of the 1950s Olof Ottelin was given the task of designing the interior of the new Hanken School of Economics building by architect Kurt Simberg. The textiles were designed by Dora Jung, the light fitting by Lisa Johansson-Pape and the colour scheme of the university by Yki Nummi. The building project was largely funded through fundraising and a donation from Denmark allowed for the purchase of the series of furniture by the Hans Wegner.

The interior design concept is both functional and timeless and still serves thousands of students daily. The building itself and the pieces of furniture have been meticulously restored over the years preserving both the unique environment and its cultural heritage.

During the Helsinki Design Week we will arrange tours showcasing design entities that have never been on display before. The tours will be held in  Finnish, Swedish or English and takes about one hour. The tour is open to all, but requires enrolment. The tours will be:

11.9 at 18.00 in Finnish. Ilmoittaudu tästä suomenkieliselle kierrokselle.

12.9 at 18.00 in English. Enrol for the tour in English here.

13.9 at 18.00 in Swedish. Anmäl dig till rundvandring på svenska här.

After enrolling in the event you will receive a confirmation to your email.