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Copenhageners party

This is one way how Copenhageners party in the summertime. Friends meeting friends and talk while others dance, make drawings, chill or perform together some societal games.

culture, Denmark, event, experience, lifestyle, multiculturality, scandinavia

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Selfie

Danish underground outdoor parties at Refshaleøen are the best. Annually organized Søndagsvenner event stimulates the youth through finest electronic music and place in the nature to dance and chill.

culture, Denmark, event, lifestyle, multiculturality, nature, people

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Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers

In May this year, Janne Haavisto & The Shubie Brothers released the album "You Are Here". At Helsinki Festival they performed it live in a true feast of instrumental ska mixed with surf rock and other sweet-sounding rhythms.

culture, festival, Finland, music

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Drummer Janne Haavisto

Finland for some time now has been known for excellent authentic rock and surf oriented instrumental music. Janne Haavisto used to be in the Finnish 60s-style rock cult band Laika & The Cosmonauts. At present day Haavisto, a drummer, guitarist, composer and producer presented his newest band project with The Shubie Brothers at the Helsinki Festivals Huvila Tent.

Artists, concerts, culture, Finland, performance

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The walk

Over 15000 protesters joined a demonstration against racism. The walk started off from the Citizen Square going through the main street Mannerheimintie in the centre of Helsinki.

city, culture, demonstration, Finland, people

#citizen square  #culture  #demonstration  #finland  #finlandia house  #finlandia talo  #helsinki  #kansalaistori  #mannerheimintie  #multiculturalism  #northern europe  #people  #stand against racism

Jury & Design teams

All design teams, guests and the members of the jury. The jury in the front row, starting from the right with Linda Liukas (comp programmer & writer), Arni Aromaa (Creative Director), Kari Korkman (CEO Helsinki Design Week), Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko (CEO Marimekko) and Juho Kastemaa (HCI & VR specialist).

awards, competition, culture, design, event, Finland, IxD

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Anna Brchisky

Anna Brchisky, representing the co-partner Junction, welcomes all design teams, the jury and other guests to the award ceremony. Junction is responsible for a number of inspiring hackathon events in Finland.

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Modern Danish architecture

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects finished the Havneholmen residential building in 2008. The European awarded housing complex stands out in its appearance for varying building heights of the apartments and the visual tone.

architecture, city, culture, Denmark, lifestyle

#architecture  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #design  #havneholmen  #islands brygge  #københavn  #lundgaard tranberg architects  #residential building  #scandinavia  #summer  #sydhavnen  #waterfront

Modern meets classic pattern

Modern meets classic Marimekko printed cotton fabrics. The pattern in the middle titled Veljekset displays Finnish folk tales and is designed by young designer Maija Louekari to celebrate Finland’s 100th year of independence in 2017. The pattern next to Veljekset named Iso Noppa was designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in 1954.

culture, design, fashion, Finland

#canon m5  #culture  #design  #fabrics  #fashion  #finland  #finnish design house  #helsinki  #iso noppa  #lifestyle  #maija louekari  #marimekko  #nordic  #pattern  #printed cotton  #veljekset  #vuokko eskolin-nurmesniemi

Finnish lifestyle

An open showroom at Marimekko's headquarter displaying Finnish lifestyle products such as white Artek stools, Eero Arnio's Ball Chair and Marimekko cushions, teacups and printed cotton fabric classics showing the designs of Maija Isola's: Isot Kivet (1959), Joonas (1961) and the Unikko (1964) flower pattern. The only exception is the Hyvä Myrsky pattern, a blueprint by Marimekko's young star designer Maija Louekari, solely created for the Marimekko Designathon.

culture, design, Finland, lifestyle, nordic

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Call it Voodoo Afro-Funk

Call it voodoo afro-funk. Vaudou Game got the people out of their seats to dance to their catchy music. I'd say their lead singer was wrong at the beginning of their gig to incline that Finnish people can't dance!

concerts, culture, experience, festival, Finland, music, nordic

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Sensational performance

In less than 3 songs Vaudoo Game captured the attention of the audience to dance and cheer to their sensational afro-funk performance at the dancefloor area at the Huvila Festival Tent.

concerts, culture, experience, Finland, performance, spectators

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Authentic afro-funk

Vaudau Game is something special. I have seen many bands in my life, but this Group of Artists stands out with their authentic, and energetic afro-funk, soul and R&B style. Their songs are ultimately killer party dancefloor hits.

Artists, culture, experience, festival, Finland, music, performance

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Peter Solo

Togolese Peter Solo is the frontman of the French sextet Vaudou Game. His appearance resembles a voodoo priest: bare-breasted, dressed in green trousers, and ordained with natural dyes, beads and embellishments. Peter played flawless chords on his guitar with a soulful voice sounding like James Brown.

Artists, concerts, culture, Finland, performance

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Danish reception

At the Danish reception at the Helsinki Design Week's Design Diplomacy event visitors were greeted by the Embassy's personnel, the Minister-Counsellor Jens Christian Andersen and Commercial Counsellor Troels Jakobsen, and welcomed to a glass of champagne.

culture, Denmark, Finland, foreign affairs, residence

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Petit/Bassy/Fourneyron

Critically acclaimed Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy was the first afro artists of the evening at the Helsinki Festival. Bassy was accompanied by French cellist Clémont Petit and trombonist Fidel Fourneyron. Together the trio recorded Blick Bassy's latest album Akö.

Artists, concerts, culture, experience, Finland, music, performance

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1200 seats

The Huvila Festival Tent has a capacity of 1200 seats available and is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. The tent was nearly sold out for a night with finest world music and afro beats.

concerts, culture, Finland, people

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Relaxing atmosphere

The Huvila Festival Tent designed by Architects' Office Roy Mänttäri in 1995 is the main concert venue of the Helsinki Festival. Divided into two functional parts, the smaller tent serves as restaurant tent whereas the larger tent is used for world-class performances. This image shows the relaxing atmosphere at bar and food section.

concerts, culture, festival, Finland

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Classic Danish interiors

One of the very successful concepts by Helsinki Design Week is the Design Diplomacy discussion series. Helsinki-based ambassadors residences open their doors to the public and registered participants gain the unique opportunity to explore the interior and architecture of the apartments. In addition, the events invite to a ludic Q&A card game session with a designer from each country meeting a corresponding Finnish design professional. This image is taken in the Danish residence in one of the many cosy meeting rooms fitted with classic Danish interiors.

architecture, art, culture, design, event, Finland, lifestyle, nordic, residence

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