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Ticket and Information Center

Professional guidance and great service at Ticket and Information Center at the main entrance to the Huvila Festival Tent area.

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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).

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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 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.

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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.

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Marimekko headquarter

Standing in front Marimekko's headquarter in Helsinki. As a part of the many announced events by Helsinki Design Week, the Finnish lifestyle brand Marimekko organised a designathon in collaboration with tech event Slush and hackathon company Junction.

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Håkan Långstedt

Håkan Långstedt, CEO of Saas instruments, one of the panellists at Design Diplomacy event at the Danish Residence. Håkan runs a leading Finnish lamp manufacturing company that for the last thirty years has been designing and developing innovative lighting solutions. Saas Instruments clients include Löyly Helsinki, Ikano Umeå, Fazer Visitor Centre, the Manerba showroom in Milano and many more.

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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.

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Welcoming words

Welcoming words by Madam Ambassador to a Helsinki Design Week Design Diplomacy event at the Danish residence. Two leading Nordic lamp manufacturers were invited to this inspiring Q&A session. From Denmark Michael Simonsen from VITA Copenhagen and from Finland Håkan Långstedt from SAAS Instruments.

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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.

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Yilan Kabilesi

The Funky Elephant Festival was an event full of soul and funk as well as exotic music performances. In the Unity Haven venue, the Balkan Fever club makers introduced to an oriental soundscape, burlesque and belly dancing. Yilan Kabilesi is a Finnish belly dance trio.

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3D Shadow Club

This year the Funky Elephant Festival had various venues. A one-of-a-kind experience spectators could exploit in the 3D Shadow club. Finnish Risto Puurunen built a fascinating installation where with help of 3D Glasses people could discover for example butterflies in the room.

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