Finnish design showcased in Beirut

Finnish Institute in the Middle East is co-organizing the Finnish programme in the upcoming Beirut Design Week (19–26 May). This year’s exhibition 100 years of Finnish Design is curated from a longer timeline from the past to present. The miniexpo is built under four themes – Natural, Traditional, Playful and Minimal – and it will be presenting design and fashion from Finnish designers and companies such as Iittala, Marimekko, Artek, Lapuan Kankurit, Minna Parikka and Natalie Lahdenmäki.

The Finnish programme in BDW consists of a child-friendly workshop on Sunday 21 May and the miniexpo lasting the whole festival week (22–26 May). The Finnish programme is curated by Klaus Aalto and Tero Kuitunen from the Aalto+Aalto design office.

Beirut Design Week is an annual festival established in 2012. It is the largest growing design festival in the Middle East and North Africa region bringing together over 25 000 visitors and exhibiting the best of Lebanese and international design. More information can be found here.


Taking part in Beirut Design Week 2015. Photo: Anni Harmaala