• Children’s event

Habi Kids: Invent Day

  • Service design
Sep 15, Fri 10:00-19:00
Habitare, Messukeskus
Event type
Selling Tickets
Accessibility for all

12-7 pm Nonstop Workshops

Fiskars Jungle and Nature Workshop in the Habi Kids Tent
Be bold and take a peek into another world. Enter the tent and work on an installation together with other adventurers. Inside the tent, we’ll be finding out what a versatile material paper is and how scissors can be used to make miracles. The sound and shadow world created by Habi Kids space designer Milja Aho is an experience. Come co-create a secret jungle world that becomes fuller and wilder as the event proceeds. At the tent, we invite everybody to participate in the FISKARS JUNGLE CHALLENGE!

Pattern Wall by the Habi Kids Cafe
The Habi Kids Pattern Studio is an evolving collage studio to explore and invent colours and shapes in a group. Kids can make their marks on the wall with various print patterns.

Design Orienteering – Takeoff at the Main Gate of Habi Kids
Area SuoMu’s Design Orienteering is a fun way to explore the Habitare fair and use the fair centre as a playground! This orienteering game lets participants observe, test and explore the different forms of design and the companies involved and meet the designers. Orienteering instructions and tasks can be found at the Habi Kids main gate.

11 am-1 pm Brainstorm
The best stories are often born from the daftest ideas! During Brainstorm, all ideas are written down – even the crazy ones. The purpose is to quickly and freely produce as many ideas as possible. The workshop is led by service designer Katja Vaahtera of SuoMu. Learn more about the topic here.

12.30-1 pm Kids Interview Designers | Habi Kids Cafe Designers seen at Habitare have an opportunity to tell their designer stories and sources of inspiration, sharing their teachings. Kids interested in design interview the designers.

2-4 pm Invent a Piece of Furniture!
In this workshop, kids come up with ideas and build miniature furniture of various materials. In the end, each scale model is photographed and can be taken home. The workshop suits kids of various ages; under 6-year-olds can participate together with parents. The workshop is led by designers Elina and Klaus Aalto.


The day is part of the Habi Kids Design School which is produced together with SuoMu – the Finnish Association of Design Learning, Helsinki Design Week and Habitare. See the whole programme here.

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