Review: 2019

Guest Country

Tervetuloa Suomeen! Through its changing focus, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK provides a detailed look at thedesign creations of a different Euro-pean country each year. The current guest: Finland. The home of trend­ setting brands, Nordic luminaries, and iconic classics, this design nation, which currently occupies the EU presi­ dency, reveals in its guest performance the unexpected, the unconventional, and the inimitable. Under the surface of the Nordic reserve attributed to its population can be found a virtually inexhaustible reservoir of nonconfor­ mist, humorous, and passionate design potential – a raw, wild beauty that should be plunged into at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK: From the Helsinki university to the extensive group showcase to the bilateral Passionswege contributions: Finnishdesign will flood the festival this fall.