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With expansive global reach spanning architects, interior designers, dealers, retailers, specifiers and more, Design Helsinki is Media 10’s first Nordic event and showcases leading Finnish and international interiors brands presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and specially commissioned installations around the city centre. Taking place 23-24 August 2023, Design Helsinki will highlight the profound influence that Nordic design and its commitment to sustainability has on the architecture and design industries.

As the sustainable capital of Finland, Helsinki is a well-connected vibrant seaside city with a reputation for producing high-quality, conscious design, providing the perfect destination for design professionals to meet with sought-after brands and discover the best contemporary design products around.

Featuring an unmissable programme for design, the two-day festival will bring the area to life with festivities to match. Immersive installations will line the streets, a curated exhibition will showcase the latest contemporary design products, delectable food and drink partners will offer a variety of discounts and deals, topical talks will highlight the industry's most pressing issues within the city's famed Design Museum and much more. The event will celebrate the area's local design showrooms who will welcome architects, designers, dealers, retailers and more through their doors with a jam packed programme of events. 

Design Helsinki will be a fun-filled design festival consisting of 1 international pavilion featuring 40+ leading brands, 40+ resident design showrooms, engaging installations, topical talks with leading creatives, hundreds of programmed events and tantalising deals across Helsinki's restaurants and bars.

International pavilion

A curated international pavilion situated in the heart of Helsinki showcased the best in Nordic, Scandinavian and international contemporary design brands.


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

Talks programme

Held within Helsinki's Design Museum, Design in Conversation delivered in-depth dialogue with industry leaders, journalists and institutes across a two-day programme of talks.


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

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