Helsinki Airport opens Finnish art space

By Charlotte Turner |

Finavia, the Finnish airport operator, has opened a new exhibition of images of Finnish design products in the Design Gallery of Helsinki Airport as part of Finavia’s ongoing Art Port gallery concept.


Anna Forsman from Huippu Concept, who is responsible for planning the exhibitions, says: “After the first design exhibition I wanted to find an exhibition that would fit in the airport environment even better.


“This exhibition does not include the typical presentation of design products. Instead it concentrates on delivering feelings and experiences through design, but without forgetting the Finnish sense of humour.”


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The exhibition space consists of a white tent, with a ‘design forest’ inside. In the tent, visitors can hear sounds of ‘Finnish nature’ such as snow crunching underfoot, waves, and birds singing.


The exhibition is a part of a World Design Capital 2012 conceptual project. Located at gate 11, the Design Gallery is open to all passengers. The facility is open 24/7. Entry is free.


Finavia has executed the exhibition in cooperation with Vallila Interior and Tapion Hirsituote. The soundscape has been recorded from the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle’s effects list.



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