Helsinki is World Design Capital 2012

Unikko Pattern

Helsinki was named World Design Capital 2012 because of its never-ending contributions to the world of design. Helsinki's contributions include: popular events such as the annual Helsinki Design Week, outstanding education institutions like the University of Art and Design Helsinki, visionary designers such as Alvar Aalto and Maija Isola, and well-known global brands, such as Nokia, Kone, iittala and Marimekko. View the official site.  

To celebrate to naming of Helsinki, Finland as World Design Capital 2012, Marimekko has brought back their vintage 1952 ‘Helsinki-Helsingfors’ print as made famous by designer Per-Olof Nyström. Featuring stylized views of Helsinki landmarks, from the Sederholm House to the Helsinki Cathedral, Kauppahalli to Ravintola NJK on Valkosaari Island, and Uspenski Cathedral to the Helsinki Library and beyond; the re-release of this print invites you to join in the festivities from the comfort of your own home—wherever that may be.

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Iittala offers glassware that is as attractive as it is functional. Its brand encompasses a range of glassware, cookware and art pieces that continue to push boundaries in the name of ingenuity.


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Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company. The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decor textiles, bags and other accessories.


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Kalevala Koru

Kalevala Koru is the largest jewelry manufacturer in Finland, and has distinguished itself with its high quality gold, silver and bronze jewelry. Kalevala creates pieces that are inspired by Finnish folklore.


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