Finland's first international
contemporary design festival

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Design Helsinki is Media 10’s first Nordic design event and will showcase the best in contemporary Scandinavian design. Launching in Finland, the Nordic’s hidden gem, the festival will highlight the profound influence that Scandinavian design and its commitment to sustainability has on the Architecture and Design industry.

Art, design and architecture from Finland are making waves on a global scale, with renowned designers like Alvar Aalto alongside an array of emerging talent helping Finland gain its reputation for producing high-quality, conscious design.

As the sustainable capital of Finland, Helsinki is a well-connected vibrant seaside city, providing the perfect destination for design professionals to meet with sought-after brands from the Nordics. Featuring an unmissable programme for design, the three-day festival will bring the showrooms and streets of Helsinki to life.

Contact us

For showroom enquiries please contact Hanna Laikola

[email protected] | +358 (0)44 980 2101

For all exhibiting or sponsorship enquiries please contact Kieran Dean

[email protected] | +44 7545 145 994 | Office: +44 (0)203 225 5200 ext 583

Festival Structure


Integral to the festival are the local design showrooms who will partner with Design Helsinki to present a stimulating programme of topic-led events including talks, workshops and product launches.


A curated exhibition in the heart of Helsinki will showcase the best in Nordic, Scandinavian and international contemporary design.


A number of thought-provoking and immersive installations will be situated across the festival trail and will double as wayfinding beacons to encourage visitor movement across Helsinki.

Talks (design in conversation)

Working with new and established designers as well as local architecture practices, Design in Conversation promises in-depth dialogue with industry leaders, journalists and institutes across a three-day programme of talks.

Food & Drink

Working in conjunction with some of Helsinki's best food and beverage vendors, visitors will benefit from a variety of discounts and deals.


Reunite with friends and colleagues from across the architecture and design community.