Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HEL YES!: 14 Days of Food and Design from Helsinki

If you're in London between today (September 15) and October 3, 2010, you may want to check out HEL YES! at Londonewcastle Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Road, London N1. It's taking place as part of the London Design Festival.

The Finnish Institute in London has put together a temporary restaurant and exhibition imagined and realized by a creative team of Finnish designers and food visionaries. The group is led by Antto Melasniemi and features London-based designers Mia Wallenius and Klaus Haapaniemi. HEL YES! will showcase the best in Finnish food and design, including exclusive customized furniture, lighting, and tableware from Finland’s world class design houses Iittala and Artek.

A number of items will be exclusively made for the opening of HEL YES! The lighting design, furniture and staff uniforms are designed by the most sought after talent in contemporary Finnish design: Fashion EAST designer Heikki Salonen, interior/furniture designer Linda Bergroth, sculptor/video artist Maria Duncker, and furniture and product designer Harri Koskinen.

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