Design is one of the main focus areas for the Finnish Institute in London. Every year we organise and collaborate in variety of projects in different areas of design. 2016 we organised an exhibition series The Games Europe Plays celebrating the latest trends in games design in collaboration with EUNIC London. We are also participating in Designblock’s Creative Matters project during London Design Festival 2016.
The Institute aims to challenge the boundaries of design, create places for encounters and critical thinking - and bringing together Finnish and British design professionals.
HEL/LO – Helsinki London Design Camp was the Institute’s design export project over 2009-2013. It aimed to increase the visibility of new Finnish design and to create strong networks and collaboration between different international partners. 2010-2012 the Institute commissioned and produced celebrated events and projects for the London Design Festival (HEL YES!, 2010, REDDRESS, 2011; HEL/LO Let’s Talk 2012) and for the London Festival of Architectureen (THE NEST, 2010; HEL/LO Let’s Talk 2012). HEL YES!, REDDRESS ja HEL/LO were also World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 satellite events.