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Weekly Tips: What to do in April

In April, we admire Björk’s cottage furniture, talk about architecture and enjoy coffee. Weekly Tips introduces the most interesting events in town, covering all things design and related.

Klaus Haapaniemi & Co was first commissioned by artist Björk Gudmundsdottir to create bespoke furniture for her remote summer cottage in Iceland. Before the furniture starts its journey to Iceland it’s only once showcased in Helsinki Lokal gallery with other items of the Black lake collection.

Special products of the Black Lake collection including printed wool scarves and velvet clutches are created to be sold exclusively in Lokal.

Klaus Haapaniemi – Black Lake
Lokal, Annakatu 9, Helsinki


Aalto Open Air

Kick off the spring in the first ever Aalto Open Air! The lively event will include food trucks, Aalto Festival pop up events, and two stages where bands and DJ’s guarantee a good time. Enjoy artists Ruudolf & Karri Koira, Don Johnson Big Band, Boston Promenade and Toot Toot!

The event is organised by AYY, Aalto University, Aava, and April Jazz in collaboration with Espoo Innovation Garden.

Aalto Open Air
19.4.2017 at 16–22
Alvarin Aukio, Espoo


Helsinki Coffee Festival

Nordic’s biggest coffee festival, Helsinki Coffee Festival is the perfect place to reach the coffee industry professionals as well as the coffee lovers. The festival atmosphere is created by the hottest DJs, tastiest coffee drinks, tea salong and a packed programme of interesting events.

Helsinki Coffee Festival
Cable Factory, Helsinki


Fashion Stock Sales

At the height of the Spring fashion sales season, the two-day event, gathers Helsinki’s top retailers and selected designers of clothing, shoes, accessories and much more to meet and greet their fans. The brands and designers include Terhi Pölkki, Katri Niskanen and Ivana Helsinki.

Fashion Stock Sales
Fri 11–19, Sat 11–18
Vanha ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3

Modern Life!

Five Finnish museums join forces to celebrate Finland’s centennial year 2017 with a major joint exhibition. Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension showcases highlights of architecture, design, visual art and photography that contributed to the construction of a modern and international Finland between 1917 and 1968. You can also enjoy it on guided tours.

Modern Life!
HAM, Helsinki

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