Visions of Tomorrow’s home at Habitare


Habitare, Finland’s largest interior decoration and design event, will feature 11 special exhibitions, 3 theme areas, more than 30 programme events, 11 international speakers, and almost 50 Finnish guests. Habitare, to be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki from 13 to 17 September 2017, will spark discussion on the theme of Tomorrow’s home. The exhibition design, by the KOKO3 design agency, is entitled ILO (Joy).


Tomorrow’s home is a space or a state of mind in which you can feel safe, warm and loved. Tomorrow’s home counterbalances the fast pace and constant change in people’s lives.

The definition of home is changing. We recreate home-like conditions in workplaces and cafes, in the countryside, and in the city. The home can be something temporary, mobile, shared or virtual, but the common denominator is a sense of safety.

The keynote speakers at Habitare are the Chairman and Representative director of MUJI Masaaki Kanai, the industrial designer Jonathan Olivares, the architect Marwa Al-Sabouni and the architect, Professor Harry Charrington. On the stage, designed by the KOKO3 design agency, Habitare guests will present their respective perspectives on the theme.

Among other international guest are Holly Becker, the trendsetting design blogger of the Decor8 blog, Isabel Hölzl, the director of the Goethe Institut Finnland, as well as the architect Olga Hungar, and the architects Kersten Geers and David van Severen from OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.

Exhibition design to celebrate Finnish design

The exhibition design of the Ahead hall is an important part of the exhibition experience and celebrates Finnish design, in honour of the centenary of Finland’s independence. The exhibition design, by the KOKO3 design agency, is entitled ILO (Joy). Colourful balloons will lift Finnish design icons into the air, forming an alley that leads visitors through the exhibition area towards the stage.

“We want to bring joy to our visitors and programme participants, by offering a visually interesting and colourful experience”, say Aino Brandt and Jukka Halminen from the KOKO3 design agency.

Joy is fresh, surprising and idealistic.
Joy is a mental and physical state that reflects and triggers curiosity.
Joy is a way of encountering people and life.

Have a look at the amazing Habitare programme, special sections, theme areas, and read more about the theme of Tomorrow’s home here.

See you at Habitare!

PS Buy your Habitare tickets in advance by Tue 12 September 2017 and benefit from special prices.

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