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Weekly Tips: February

As well as as for design enthusiasts, February brings treats for all architecture lovers, too. Weekly Tips is a monthly series of ideas for design enthusiasts.

Design Cruise to Stockholm Design Week

Hosted by Helsinki Design Week and Silja Line, the cruise includes interesting programme both on board as well as in Stockholm. Special guests are the Young Designer of the Year 2017 Reeta Ek, designer and exhibition architect Klaus Aalto and the creative director of furniture manufacturer Hakola, Annaleena Hämäläinen. The talks are moderated by Saimi Hoyer.

Design Cruise
From 8th February to 10th February


Architecture Day 2018

Architecture Day takes place at the Head Office of Kela in Töölö. The theme of the day is ”Happy Environment”. How can architecture support the structures of happiness? The theme will be explored from the viewpoints of school architecture, urban space, colours and living.

Architecture Day 2018
3rd February
Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, Helsinki

Ikebana art in glass vases

Ikebana artists Liisa Nurminen and Jyrki Setälä are creating an exhibition consisting of flower arrangements in vases that they designed. The vases have been mouth blown by Glass artist Marja Hepo-aho and Master glassblower Kari Alakoski.

Ikebana art in glass vases
1st of February to 4th of February
Galleria Mafka&Alakoski
Iso Roobertinkatu 19, Helsinki

HAM Helsinki: 
Ola Kolehmainen – Sacred Spaces

Ola Kolehmainen got the idea for the Sacred Spaces exhibition when he was in Istanbul to photograph mosques built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The series features sacred buildings of different types in Europe.

Ola Kolehmainen: Sacred Spaces
Until 4th March
HAM Helsinki
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, Helsinki

The WeeGee Exhibition Centre

Jewellery Artist Björn Weckström shares insights of his artistic practice and lists some of the highlights of his career. An exhibition will present his work until the 8th of April.

The WeeGee Exhibition Centre
16th February from 5.30pm to 7pm
Ahertajantie 5, Espoo

Onar Sample Sale 

Onar is a design house from Helsinki that has been noticed internationally during the last couple of years. This weekend it is possible to make some great finds among sample products such as clothes and accessories in their flagship store. 

Onar Sample Sale 
29th january – 3rd January, Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat 11am – 5pm
Erottajankatu 9, Helsinki

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