Innovative designs seen during the festival’s 11th year

From September 3-13, the 11th iteration of Helsinki Design Week was composed of 200 events. The grand exhibition continued to offer a glimpse into the region’s rising stars and a platform for established names to put their latest creations on display.

Finland, along with the rest of its Nordic neighbors, is responsible for some of the most prolific luminaries in industrial and craft design. Icons such as Kaj Franck, Maija Isola, Eero Aarnio and Alvar Aalto, whose works are still revered today, have paved way for the generations after them. Here, we take a look at just a small sampling of the contemporary scene proving Finland is still at the top of its game.