• NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

DESIGN DISTRICT: HELSINKI

A neighborhood moved by the shape of things

curated by

Marc Skvorc, owner of Klaus K

Chosen as this year's World Design Capital, Helsinki is known for its clean, functional design culture. Who better to walk us through the city's prolific design district - home to some 200 design shops, galleries, workshops, museums, restaurants, hotels and agencies - than Marc Skvorc, owner of the city's first Design Hotel, Klaus K.
  • SHOPPING

    MY O MY

    “The coolest retail shop to enter the Helsinki fashion scene. Mixes so many attributes of men and women’s fashion as well as fun trinkets that are irresistible! They are so successful they opened a second store on Helsinki’s main pedestrian street.” Aleksi 36, Erottaja 9B Courtyard
    MY O MY

  • ART & CULTURE

    JANI LEINONEN'S ART SHOWROOM

    “Jani has painted an immortal/permanent art piece on one of our Art Suites. He has recently opened a gallery of his own very close to the hotel on Lönnroth Street.” Lönnrotinkatu 16 L 10
    JANI LEINONEN'S ART SHOWROOM

  • SHOPPING

    THE FINNISH SAUNA SOCIETY

    “Amazing place! There are seven different saunas that vary in temperature and size. A member’s only club but very open to special invite-only tours if referred by members. No alcohol or mobile phones are permitted. Very relaxed and very real! It is a true experience!” Vaskiniementie 10
    THE FINNISH SAUNA SOCIETY

  • SHOPPING

    KORKEAVUORENKATU SHOPPING DISTRICT

    “One of the coolest shopping areas in a neighborhood that attracts local and visitors. Everything from furniture and antiques to small, interesting restaurants. A favorite amongst Helsinki locals."
    KORKEAVUORENKATU SHOPPING DISTRICT

  • DINING

    FARANG

    “The is a cherry of a restaurant! It hit gold immediately and hasn’t stopped since opening. It is owned by two chefs and the restaurant side is operated by one of the chef’s wife. It is pan-Asian cuisine and certainly of world class standard - a first for Helsinki! They will be opening their second restaurant in the building where Klaus K resides.” Ainonkatu 3
    FARANG

  • SHOPPING

    EAT & JOY MAATILATORI

    “These are my best friends in Finland – brothers in arms! Since moving to Finland 6 years ago, we have found an absolutely enthusiastic endeavor that keeps us enthralled – to celebrate The Best of Finland together! There are three gentlemen behind the concept, which is the predecessor to Best of Finland. They opened the first true farmers market showcasing the best small local producers around Finland in a central location in Helsinki. This is must see for any traveler to Helsinki or Finland!” Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22-24
    EAT & JOY MAATILATORI

Author

C. Wilder

Tags

NEIGHBORHOODS | HELSINKI | KLAUS K


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