In 2012 all eyes will be on the Suomi design scene as Helsinki takes the coveted title of Design World Capital. Successor to the current design capital, Seoul, Helsinki will be the third city to be awarded the biennial designation by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid). Past Finnish masters of design include Alvar Aalto and Tapio Wirkkala. Meanwhile, if you’re eager to discover new talent, visit this year’s Helsinki Design Week, held from from 26 August until 5 September.
Helsinki Design Week, +358 (0)9 628082