We challenge the boundaries of design

The institute organises and collaborates with a variety of projects in different areas of design, including service design and the use of design methods in conflict management.

We take part in creating spaces for dialogue about the future of design and fashion. We promote Finnish design expertise at events such as the London Design Festival, Designjunction and Make:Shift Ireland, and encourage dialogue between Finnish, British and Irish designers. 

We also engage in projects aimed at making design and fashion more environmentally and socially sustainable. Collaborating with the University of Westminster, we work on educational projects on sustainable architecture. In 2017, architecture students from the university traveled to a Finnish forest to build an ecological shelter (laavu) in Punkaharju. This Mobile Home project was a success, and our cooperation with University of Westminster will continue in 2018.

Please find more information on our current projects below.

Theme photo from Mobile Home 2017. Photo: Niklas Nabb

What’s On
HIGHLIGHTS
Design Lastu – a wooden shelter in Finnish wilderness The beautiful Mobile Home London was realised by students and acclaimed architects from Finland and the UK Read more >
A Finnish Christmas tree opens the Festive season in Brighton The Institute and Brighton Fringe started their collaboration with the 'Treecycle' installation. Read more >