Get involved

April 23, 2014

The cornerstone of Helsinki Design Week is multidisciplinary cooperation with design professionals and enthusiasts. Working together is important to us.

On this page, you will find information about how you can help to make Helsinki Design Week happen. Suggest your event for the festival programme through the Open Call, become a vendor at the Design Market or at the Little Market, design an installation, suggest your favourites for Muoto Gala or join us as a volunteer.

Helsinki Design Week will be held 7–17 September 2017.

Open call for programme

Every year the important part of the festival programme is completed with selected events from an open call for programme entries. The selected events will become part of the official festival programme and Helsinki Design Week's marketing communications. Arrange a fashion show, open your studio doors or hold a service design workshop - all kind of events are welcome!

Read the instructions and suggest an event by registering as a new user.

Sign in and edit your event.

Become a vendor at the Design Market

Design Market will be held 9–10 September 11am-6pm at the Cable Factory. Design Market has grown from a stock sale event in to a festival of it’s own. Among two hundred vendors selling furniture, clothing, accessories as well as interior items it’s possible to explore the ever-changing programme for everyone interested in design, including children. Also Print Market returns to Design Market for the second time, bringing together the most interesting print makers. 

The application period for a vendor place at the Design Market 2017 will be open in March.

Become a vendor at the Little Market

Little Market is part of Helsinki Design Week's Children's Weekend and will be held 10-11 September 10am-4 pm at Kattilahalli, Suvilahti. Vendors will sell their new children's collections and products - clothing, accessories and interior items. Besides the Little Market, the Children's Weekend offers creative design and architecture workshops for children and families. 

The application period for Little Market 2017 will be open in March.

Design an installation

Designer, would you like to create an installation in the very centre of Helsinki? Helsinki Design Week is looking for one to continue its series of HDW HOP urban installations. Read more and apply by 20 March here.

Suggest your design favourites for Muoto Gala

The gala annually awarding Finnish design is now looking for the best design professionals, phenomena and trends. Suggest your favourites by 9 March and win tickets for two to the Gala here.

Become a volunteer

We are looking for volunteers again in the summer of 2017!