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This year, the Design Market serves international shoppers, too

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The greatly popular start for the festival spreads through Helsinki and the internet at the beginning of September. The event, which usually takes place at the Cable Factory, will this year take place in the vendors’ own shops and online stores from Thursday to Saturday, 3–5 September 2020.

You will still be able to discover great finds, samples and other treasures. The products are sold directly from the vendors’ own physical shops and online stores, and most of the shops deliver abroad, too. The offers are valid from Thursday to Saturday, 3–5 September. The physical stores are marked with this sticker:

Brands include Johanna Gullichsen, Woodnotes, Hakola, Samuji, Lapuan kankurit and Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. See all the vendors and offers here.

Walking tours in Design District Helsinki

During the Design Market, Design District Helsinki organizes three guided walks around the district. You will be taken to distinguished design shops offering sample sales and good bargains and get to meet designers. All of the vendors are committed to environmentally sound design and products.

Notice that you’re warmly welcome to take the tour on your own, as well, but please, pay attention to the opening hours.

DDH walk 1

Thu 3 September at 16.30–18.00.
  1. Viaminnet
    Mariankatu 10
    Thu-Fri 11–18, Sat 11–16
  2. Lumi Supermarket
    Aleksanterinkatu 28
    Thu 10–20, Fri 10–19, Sat 10–18
  3. CraftCorner / Taito shop Helsky & Unionin26 Shop
    Eteläesplanadi 4
    Thu-Fri 10-18, Sat 10–17
  4. Kartell Flagstore / Nomart
    Kasarmikatu 21
    Thu-Fri 10–18, Sat 11–16
  5. Kämp Garden
    Pohjoisesplanadi 33
    Thu-Fri 11–19, Sat 10–17

DDH walk 2

Pe 4.9. klo 16.30–18.00
  1. COSTO X Pure Waste Concept Store
    Yrjönkatu 34
    Thu-Fri 10–18, Sat 11–17
  2. KN Kati Niemi hattukauppa
    Eerikinkatu 1
    Thu-Fri 11.30–18, Sat 11–15
  3. Frank/ie
    Annankatu 13 LH 6
    Thu-Fri 12–18, Sat 12–17
  4. LOKAL
    Annankatu 9
    Thu-Fri 10–18, Sat 11-16
  5. Johanna Gullichsen
    Erottajankatu 1
    Thu-Fri 10–18, Sat 11–16

DDH Art Walk with Björk Hijoort & Verneri Välimaa

Sat 5 September at 11.30–13.15

Artist Björk Hijoort and her partner Verneri Välimaa will talk about inspiration and creativity while walking along Fredrikinkatu. Their window art project called Väriportaali has been evolving since last May. Väriportaali consists of 14 window art pieces. The walk includes a visit to the following design shops.

  1. Cilla’s
    Lönnrotinkatu 39
    Thu 11–20, Fri 11–18, Sat 10–17
    Fredrikinkatu 28
    Thu-Fri 10–20, Sat 10–17
  3. asuna
    Fredrikinkatu 24
    Thu-Fri 10–19, Sat 10–16
  4. LIIKE
    Fredrikinkatu 24
    Thu-Fri 11–19, Sat 11–16
  5. FRENN
    Fredrikinkatu 24
    Thu-Fri 11–20, Sat 11–17

This post was done in collaboration with Design District Helsinki. Like everything at Helsinki Design Weekly, our partner content is carefully curated to make sure it’s relevant to our readers.

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