L3 Design Dock

L3 Design Dock, Tyynenmerenkatu 6

Wed-Thu 10-19 (only for professionals), Fri-Sat 10-19, Sun 10-16


© Aino Huovio

Over the years, Helsinki Design Week has developed a tradition of discovering the hidden pearls of the city and bringing them to life by transforming them into event venues. This year is no exception. The main venue of the 2015 festival is the listed, Lars Sonck designed L3 harbour warehouse located in the new, developing city district of Jätkäsaari.

Helsinki Design Week will take several floors of the building and the surrounding shore area, transforming it into the L3 Design Dock. Over a five period, the L3 Design Dock presents exhibitions, seminars and a multifaceted programme of events for professionals and city residents interested in design alike. The exhibition architecture is designed by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio. Throughout the event, wild herb chef Sami Tallberg will serve up delicacies in a café designed by Laajisto and inspired by late summer garden parties. The event is open to design professionals on Wednesday and Thursday and to the general public from Friday to Sunday. 

Exhibitors include both Finnish and international top design brands: ADORA, Aksi, ARKTIS, Atelier House, Camilla Moberg Designs, Catalina, Durat, HermanMiller, Inno, Innofusor, Innolux, Isku Interior, Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design, Kairo Collection, Kinnarps, Muunto, Muurame, NIKARI, Nomart, Ofisea, Orient Occident, Puustelli, SAAS Instruments, Secto Design, Showroom Finland, Solulight, Studio Arto Halmetoja, Studio HH, Studio Karin Widnäs, Tetrimäki, The Friends of Finnish Handicraft,Tuulia Penttilä, Vepsäläinen, VM-Carpet and Woodnotes. Additionally, a number of exhibitions from independent organizers and designers will be on display

Exhibitions at the L3 Design Dock

The L3 Design Dock Stage will be hosting talks, workshops and screenings throughout 9.-13.9. Additionally, other inhabitants of the L3 warehouse – galleries, studios and stores will also be joining in with numerous events from font workshops to the Jätkäsaari Vintage event, and from exhibition openings to theme parties.

The event is open to design professionals on Wednesday and Thursday and to the general public from Friday to Sunday.

Tickets: Free admission for professionals (registration required), other € 15 (three-day-pass) and € 10 (one-day-ticket); students € 5.

See the L3 Stage programme here.

Professional, register here.

Interiors and furniture
Product design
Architecture and urban planning
Workshop / education
Seminar/ panel discussion / lecture
Pop up store
Preview, prize or award