Helsinki Design Week 2013 is held 12.-22.9.2013. This year the theme is Action!. Now it is time to turn all the ideas and planning into reality. Helsinki Design Week is not simply an event to attend, but a city-wide happening that you can participate in. You can create your own design event and submit it to the programme. During the week, the events need your active participation to be successful.
Helsinki Design Week is an annual city festival for design in all the ways that design appears in our lives. Events happen all across the city and can be about traditional or industrial design, fashion, communication or even music. Lately, the festival has been expanding as its international network grows and as more and more individuals and companies suggest and plan events.
The main events of Helsinki Design Week will be held in the Old Customs Warehouse in Katajanokka. Programme will include workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows, seminars, visits to studios and closed-for-public spaces as well as shopping.
The Old Customs Warehouse, or Tulli- ja Pakkahuone in Finnish, was built at the turn of the century to support the rapidly growing city and the increasing commerce flowing in and out of it.
Designed by Gustaf Nystrom in 1899, the Old Customs Warehouse is a stunning example of the National Romantic style. The 900 square-meter warehouse area on the ground floor has been opened up for exhibitions, seminars, parties and other events.
The space was discovered and opened up by Luovi in 2010, and since then, the Old Customs Warehouse has been used for exhibitions, events, PechaKucha Nights, concerts, fashion shows, fashion and design shoots, a film location, parties and a Finnish Design Shop.
If you would like to rent the warehouse for your own event, contact Jussi Halonen at jussi.halonen (a) helsinkidesignweek.com.
Old Customs Warehouse: Katajanokanlaituri 5, Helsinki.
Photo: Deko-magazine, Kristiina Kurronen
Helsinki PechaKucha Nights bring local and international creative talent on stage. Our aim is to let creative people share their ideas, inspirations and visions with the world in the PechaKucha 20 x 20 format. Since 2006, PechaKucha has been an ongoing part of Helsinki Design Week.
Helsinki Design Week has the licence to organize PechaKucha Nights in Helsinki.
Creative people are chosen as speakers, and the ways in which they are creative vary greatly. Past speakers have included professionals from the fields of fashion design and architecture to performance art and cosmology.
Originally created by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo, PechaKucha 20 x 20 is a simple presentation format where the speaker chooses 20 images for his presentation. Each image is shown for 20 seconds each, and the slides forward automatically while the speaker talks along with the images. PechaKucha Nights are now happening in over 230 cities around the world.
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