Design Double Take: Helsinki

March 20, 2012

Stefanie Norvaisas, director of design strategy & research + principal, and Jarod Beukelman, industrial designer, have just returned from research and conceptualization efforts in Finland. And while their work kept them on the road and in meetings most of the time, Helsinki brought the exhibit to our staff, and every traveler, as they arrived at the the Helsinki Airport. That's the venue for a unique exhibition experience.

Helsinki has been awarded the title of World Design Capital 2012 (WDC) by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). WDC 2012 gives Helsinki the opportunity to showcase their design achievements and spotlight their efforts to energize and revitalize their city.

As the organizers explain, the exhibition transforms the space from airport to "art port." The first exhibition entitled, "Sit Down and Seize The Moment," features the work of 15 Finnish designers. Travelers are invited to sit for a quiet moment (aided by noise reducing ear protection) and record their unique thoughts on the experience. We invite you to do the same!

WDC 2012 gives Helsinki the opportunity to showcase their design achievements and spotlight their efforts to energize and revitalize their city.

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