Design District Helsinki

Design District Helsinki brings together creative people in the heart of Helsinki, just a 15-minute walk from the railway station. The area takes in 25 different streets and 200 different places worth a second look, from interior design shops and fashion boutiques to jewellers, from antique shops to galleries and museums, and from restaurants to hotels and design agencies.

Design District Helsinki established in 2005 – starting as a network of entrepreneurs including Design Forum Finland, the national organisation that has been promoting Finnish design for over a remarkable 130 years. Today Design District Helsinki is almost like a little city of its’ own characterised by local makers and doers who all contribute to the ever-changing scene of the area.

From Design Forum Showroom you will find the famous Finnish fashion and design brands from Marimekko, Iittala and Artek to the newly emerging artists, architects, designers, tastemakers, craftsmen, studios and superwomen of tomorrow – in the very heart of the Design District.


Helsinki is a modern, pocket-sized European city known for design and high technology. Helsinki’s attractive and unique character comes from its proximity to the sea, as well as its location between the East and the West.