Helsinki Design Week 2015

Finnish design is today probably mainly associated with its history from the Saarinens, to Aalto, Wirkkala, and Tapiovaara, producers/brands such as Artek, Iittala, Arabia, Marimekko, and perhaps contemporaries such as Kukkapuro and Koskinen. This design heritage is omnipresent throughout Helsinki’s restaurants, bars and public spaces, from Tapiovaara chairs and Aalto pendants to pieces by lesser known designers like Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape and Werner West.

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KADK 2015 summer graduation show – highlights

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, or  KADK, put on a massive graduation show for 2015 with 220 projects on display, divided between 140 graduating architects and 80 designers. The sprawling show covers architecture, fashion, graphics, industrial and furniture design with projects ranging from experimental ceramics, spatial studies, art to a prehosptial hypothermal firstaid rescue bag.

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