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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 make Helsinki Design Week happen.

Suggest your event for the festival programme through the Open Call, list your space to HDW Open Spaces, become a vendor at the Design Market or at the Little Market, design an installation, or join us as a volunteer!

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Helsinki Design Week will be held 5–15 September 2019.

The Open Call application period is open until 15 May 2019.

Open call for programme events

Every year a very important part of the festival programme is completed with selected events from an open call for programme entries. These 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 – any kind of event is welcome. The Open Call is closed, if you have an event suggestion, please contact our programme director Anni Korkman, anni.korkman[at]


HDW Open Spaces

HDW introduces a way to participate in our festival: HDW Open Spaces. We challenge venue holders to take a different look at their environment. Would it be suitable to also host a design event?

Add your Open Spaces venue to our website here

Become a vendor at the Design Market

The Design Market will be held 7–8 September 2019 at the Cable Factory. The Design Market has grown from a stock sale event into a festival of its own. About two hundred vendors sell furniture, clothing, accessories and interior items, and the ever-changing programme has something for everyone interested in design, including children. The Print Market gathers vendors of fine printed items and stationery, and the Little Market will move from Kattilahalli to the Design Market this year! The application period has ended.

Become a vendor at the Little Market

The Little Market is part of HDW Children’s Week and will be held at The Design Market  on 7–8 September 2019 at Kaapelitehdas. Vendors will sell their new children’s collections and products – clothing, accessories and interior items. The application period 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 special designer to continue its series of HDW HOP urban installations.

Become a volunteer

Come join our team and get a behind-the-scenes view on how the Nordic’s biggest design festival comes together.

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