Finnnish Summer Memories, Part II

If you drop by Helsinki on one of your trips, don’t miss the Design District Helsinki. Helsinki is paradise for any design lover, what I love about this city is that you have good design everywhere ! Helsinki was also awarded the World Design Capital in 2012.

Helsinki design districtThe Design District is a creative melting pot in the heart of the city, an area full of design and antique shops, fashion stores, museums, art galleries, restaurants and showrooms. A place where you can find  interesting new names, avant-garde, trend-setters and more.

-creativity, uniqueness, experiences, design and Finnish urban culture in one district –

design district helsinkiIn the heart of District is the Design Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Forum Finland, a gallery and a shop that presents the latest trends in Finnish Design.

helsinki design district

 

The winning design for the Helsinki Guggenheim

Helsinki GuggenheimThe Paris architect firm ‘Moreau Kusunaki Architects‘ is the winner of the Guggenheim Helsinki Project. Their proposal, titeled Art in the City is a black lighthouse of a breathtaking design with a strong Finnish character. It is an environmentally-concious building made of locally sourced timber and glass. It will be situated near the Observatory Park, connected to the pavillions and the South harbour.

Helsinki Guggenheim

This is fantastic news for all people loving art and architecture and it is obviously  a big day for Helsinki and for the whole Scandinavian art market ! The adventure now continues…

Helsinki GuggenheimPhotos VIA

Kiasma, Museum of contemporary art in Helsinki

Here is a selection from the art exhibition Kiasma Hits at the Kiasma museum of contemporary art in Helsinki, Finland. Kiasma Hits is a tribute to Finnish contemporary art, it is a very interesting exhibit and well worth seeing, especially for those who love art installations.

KiasmaKiasma Museum, Helsinki
KiasmaTimo Heino
kiasma Giovanni Anselmo
KiasmaAnni Rapinoja

All photos are personal