Playful New Finnish Design15. -18.5.2009, Gansevoort Plaza, New York, NY 10014
PLAYFUL New Finnish Design presents fresh concepts from individual designers and design companies during Meatpacking District Design Week, held May 15–18, 2009. PLAYFUL New Finnish Design exhibits new innovations from Finland with a focus on play and creativity as elementary forces in human life. Emphasizing quality of life, green solutions, and life-long learning, PLAYFUL presents a range of insightful solutions by forward-thinking designers and companies. The underlying themes – environment & innovation, and creativity & education – are highlighted by a series of events, a seminar and workshops for both adults and children.
The event is organized by Design Forum Finland; the Consulate General of Finland, New York; and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York in collaboration with the Meatpacking District Initiative and Abe NYC, Inc.
Further information and press images:
Press release 24 April
Green and Creative Design Seminar
The Finnish Creative: Design and Architecture
"финский креатив: дизайн и архитектура"3.4.-3.5.2009 St. Petersburg, Russia
More information (in Russian or in Finnish)
Snowball / Finnish-Chinese Design Industry Event3.-5.11.2009 Shanghai
On November 3–5, Design Forum Finland will arrange a Finnish-Chinese design event in Shanghai in support of the export of Finnish design and related business opportunities, to create contacts, to improve the visibility of Finnish design in the Chinese market, and to increase Finnish awareness of China.
This three-day seminar is primarily intended for Finnish companies participating in the Shanghai World Fair, but also other firms and companies beginning operations in China or interested in doing so are welcome. Chinese participants include an impressive array of representatives of design, fashion, architecture, advertising and the media. Participation in the seminar will be free of charge but the participants have to pay for their own travel and accommodation costs. Design Forum Finland's associates in the seminar are Finpro and Greater Helsinki Promotion. Read more...
Design Forum Finland +358 (0)9 6220 810
CSR-Driven Innovation01.01.2008- 31.08.2009
"CSR-driven innovation – Combining design and business in a profitable and sustainable way" is a joint Nordic research and development project addressing responsibility driven innovation and design. The project and the implementation of the research results among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are coordinated in Finland by Design Forum Finland. More information
Project Manager Hanna Punnonen, tel. +358 (0)9 6220 8116,
Press release 18.2.2009
Literature review on CSR-driven innovation
CSR- driven innovation - An Easy Reader
CSR Final Report