Design Forum Finland

Design Forum Finland

Our Vision:

Design Forum Finland is the promotion organization of Finnish design. It is maintained by the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design, which was founded in 1875. The premises of Design Forum Finland are at no. 7 Erottajankatu Street in central Helsinki, opposite Dianapuisto Park in the heart of Design District Helsinki. A small exhibition space and Design Forum Shop also operate in these premises.


What we do:

Design Forum Finland actively promotes the competitiveness and development of Finnish industry and culture through the means of design. This work seeks to improve the exposure of Finnish design and to increase the use and applications of design in industry. Design Forum is an information centre of design presenting a wide range of news and materials on the achievements and strengths of Finnish design both within the country and abroad. Design Forum organizes exhibitions both in Finland and internationally, in addition to projects promoting the use of design, information services and publications.


Reconsider Design exhibition
Category: Members news

Arctic Design Week, which took place from 19 to 25 February in Rovaniemi, Finland, put the focus on circular economy and design with a varied programme that included several events on sustainable design. The exhibition "Reconsider Design", which is part of the EcoDesign Circle project, is coordinated in Finland by Design Forum Finland and will be on show at Science Centre Pilke until 11 March 2018.

Kaj Franck Design Prize awarded to Anna Ruohonen
Category: Members news

Anna Ruohonen, a fashion designer living and working in Paris, France, received this year's Kaj Franck Design Prize, one of the most notable design prizes in Finland.

Reeta Ek is Finland's Young Designer of the Year 2017
Category: Members news

This year’s award goes to textile and surface designer Reeta Ek, praised for her unique style and professional skill.