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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 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

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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.

culture, design, fashion, Finland

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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.

culture, design, Finland, lifestyle, nordic

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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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Design for eternity

Designed in the sixties by the architect Aalto this stone garden furniture stands out on this rocky beach.

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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.

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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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Walkaround

Next, to the Culture Yard in Elsinore, there is an old dry dock that was rebuilt to the Maritime Museum of Denmark by Danish architecture company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

architecture, city, culture, Denmark, scandinavia

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Futuro art of living

In the sixties considered the home of the future. The material used for the Futuro house was mainly polyester plastic and as far it concerned the design minimalism ruled. The kitchen was kept simple with a grill only, and the living room supposed to work as well as the sleeping room.

architecture, design, exhibition, experience, Finland, lifestyle, museum, nordic

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Prototype 001

This Futuro house is the prototype 001 which was fully restored by the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Finland. It can be visited at the EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

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Bicycle parking

Floating bicycle parking station next to Malmö Railway station. Over fifty percent over Malmö's citizen cycle to work or elsewhere by bike.

city, culture, lifestyle, nordic, scandinavia

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Helsinki's new cool

Löyly is a new venue combining sauna, restaurant, bar and terraces. The cultural complex is located next to the seaside in Hernesaari, an old industrial area in Helsinki.

architecture, culture, design, lifestyle, nordic, people

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