Get involved

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.


Become a volunteer


Are you a top-class customer servant or an enthusiastic exhibition guide with a love for design? Are you a social media native who knows their Instagram filters? Come join our team and get a behind the scenes view on how the Nordic’s biggest design festival comes together.

The application period for 2017 has ended. Hope to see you in 2018!


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!

The application period for 2017 has ended. You can find the guidelines here.


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 2017 has ended.


Become a vendor at the Little Market


Little Market is part of Helsinki Design Week’s Children’s Weekend and will be held 16-17 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 2017 has ended.


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.

The application period has ended.

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