Month: August 2010
This last weekend was “The Design Market” in Helsinki, that is one of the most popular events of Helsinki Design Week. Some of the top names of design and fashion sold there:
Costo, Kirsi Nisonen, Lustwear, Asuna, You Complete Me, Vitidesign, Selki Fabrik, Surrur Sopiva Shop, Hankala, Arelalizza, Ovelia / Onnela Design, Minna Hepburn, Makia, Lax Creation / St. Vacant Footwear, Kipikude, Lumi Accessories, My O My, CTRL, SUPERYELLOW, Sanna Rinne, Globe Hope, Goodis, Camilla Mikama Design, Kakara, KAKSITVÅ, Punainen Norsu, (trad.), Liike, Tiia Vanhatapio
Jewellery, Accessories etc.
Liina Lommi Felt Design, Onneli, Mondaine, Omstart, Noon Knit, EBBA, Pulu Design, Nikolai Babitzin, Inni Pärnänen ja Galleria Koru, Terraviiva, Moi Design, , Muovo, Nonodd, Pioni Design & Dunder Design,Kookygems,
Furniture, Textiles, Decor etc.
Zarro, Kola Design, Aero, Kauniste Finland, Skanno, Klo Design, Noon Knit, Everyday Design, Sysimetsä Design, Verso Design, Kokko sekä Poni Design, Bruun Design, Tonfisk Design, Fokus Fabrik, Lumi Design, Koolmat, Vivero, Secto Design, Forme, Tunto Design, Showroom Finland, Vallila, Avarte, Kotonadesign, , KUI Design
The best ones… the wild ones, those from the forest.
Have a nice weekend!
Helsinki, Finlandia .
From 26 Augh to 5 Sept 2010 it takes place in Helsinki ( that will the World Designt Capital 2012 ) the “”Helsinki Desgin Week“” offering visitors exhibitions, seminars, workshops, fashion shows and shopping experiences, as well as open days in private homes, public buildings and design studios.
Some of the studios that will be open to the visitors some days are:
Jenni Rope Illustrations, paints, books, drawings….I would really like to visit her studio…
Muovo, Dressing up accessories, useful products for every home, products for pets…
Pentagondesign Designs for everyday needs.
Selkifabrik Hats and scarves designed an d produced by combining traditional techniques with modern shapes and colors. (They can also design a unique pattern just for you!!).
Secto Design Wooden lamps designed by interior architect Seppo Koho. They are amazing!
After visiting the market at Pyhtää I visited a totally different place with a completely different atmosphere, the Bonga Castle in Loviisa, where the owners Riita Nelimarkka y Jaakko Seeck, both artists, organized a beautiful party.
The Bonga castle is just a magic place. Most of the surface of the building is an art gallery full of the light and vibrant colors Riita Nelimarkka uses in her wonderful works: textil art, pictures, drawings …
Next weekend 28-29/08/2010 Loviisa celebrates the event “Loviisan Wanhat Talot”. For the event the doors of old wooden houses, over 100 years old, are open to visitors to see and enjoy the traditional Finnish architecture and interior decoration.. ( some of the houses have been featured in national decoration magazines)
And, for those who love t he Nordic interior decoration, some links: Finnish magazine Avotakka. Norwegian stylists Kråkvik & D’Orazio, Danish stylist Gitte Kkjaer, Norwegian photographer Elisabeth Aarhus Hudson, Finnish stylist Susanna Vento….