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Habitare on September 11–15, 2024

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre​

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Finland’s largest furniture, design and decoration event

Habitare offers inspiration and experiences for five days. The event showcases new and old, highlights different styles, takes a stand, and looks to the future. The theme of the 2024 Habitare is Layers. The theme treasures the layered and lived-in feel of homes, spaces and objects. It reminds us of the cyclicity of design, the revival of styles, and how the old and the new exist side by side every moment.

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Habitare will feature an exhibition reflecting the 2024 Habitare theme of Layers, created by the Yatofu design studio Angela Lindahl and Yihan Xiang. The theme, Layers, highlights the layered and lived-in character of homes, spaces and objects, reminding us of the cyclicity of design, the revival of styles, and how the old and the new exist side by side every moment. The premise of the themed exhibition, created by Yatofu, is the revealing of these layers. Read more
In the autumn of 2024, Habitare will feature a new Habitare Neighbours theme area. Designed and curated by Ulla Koskinen and Anna Pirkola, the Neighbours area will include an exhibition and a residential block, which presents exciting companies in the industry. The area provides an opportunity to explore the diversity of homes and different ways of everyday living. Read more
Habitare’s area of new design, The Block, brings together emerging designers, fresh product ideas, and manufacturers. The Habitare Talents exhibition seeks four participants, while the Habitare Protos exhibition looks for approximately ten product ideas. The application period continues until February 13, 2024, by which time portfolios and proposals should be submitted. The selected designers and product ideas will be featured at Habitare in September. Read more
The theme of the 2024 Habitare is Layers. Habitare 2024 theme to highlight the layered and lived-in feel of homes and spaces. It reminds us of the cyclicity of design, the revival of styles, and how the old and the new exist side by side every moment. Layeredness includes a lived-in quality, whether we are talking about a city, a city centre, homes or buildings. It also includes narratives about homes, spaces, objects, and the built environment that each person can reinterpret to make them their own. Read more
Known as a versatile graphic designer, design researcher and lecturer, Päivi Helander is joining the Habitare team as a visiting creative adviser, with the job title of Creative Lead. Helander wants to have a say in making Habitare an open and equal place to experience design. Habitare’s new visual identity has been created as a joint effort between Helander and the graphic designer Tino Nyman. Read more
Every year, Habitare invites a significant influencer in the field of design as its International Friend. On the opening day of Habitare, our International Friend, Anders Byriel, CEO of the textile company Kvadrat, selected the most interesting phenomena and products from Habitare's offerings. Check out Anders's choices! Read more
This year, the theme of the Habitare Design Competition was "Tools for togetherness". The winning entry, HABIT, was created by a group of students from Aalto University's Interior Architecture and Contemporary Design Master's programs. The winning team members are Lennart Engels, Karolin Kull, Ágnes László, Julia Postrzech, and Valenti Soler. Read more
“We are privileged to practically choose who we work with,” says Kvadrat CEO and Habitare’s International Friend, Anders Byriel. We met Anders and learned how internationalization brings growing responsibilities. Read more
Habitare is expanding to Helsinki city center for the first time this autumn in collaboration with the cornerstone of the design industry, Design District Helsinki! From Wednesday to Friday, September 13th to 15th, Habitare will showcase the finest local showrooms in Helsinki's design area. The showrooms located in the city center warmly welcome all design enthusiasts to explore their offerings and enjoy the program. Explore showrooms
Habitarematerials is an interactive material library at Habitare, where visitors can explore surface materials and experiment with combinations of different materials for their projects and purchases. This year, Habitarematerials introduces four new features, one of which is a digital tool for comparing the environmental impacts of materials. Read more
The Habitare Design Competition on the theme of Tools for togetherness, explored new typologies of furniture, spaces or objects that promote social interaction and a sense of community, allowing us to envisage a better future together. The finalist designs in the competition will be on display at Habitare from 13 to 17 September 2023. Read more
Selections have been made for the prototypes to be showcased at Habitare’s Protoshop exhibition 2023. The exhibition, which reflects new design trends, opens up a view into our future world of objects. Product ideas include new interpretations of classic types of furniture, insightful small products, and solutions for home furnishing challenges. Read more
Habitare’s new themed exhibition will highlight the event theme, Together, from different perspectives, including those related to people’s ways of being together and to objects. The exhibition, designed by Studio Plenty, brings monumentality and the small details of everyday life into the dialogue. The exhibition includes a section that changes daily, in which objects that brighten up everyday life but often go unnoticed are foregrounded and change hands. Read more
Habitare will strengthen its offering for professionals, combining content targeted at professionals under the Habitare Pro umbrella theme. Habitare Pro will include an exhibition staged in Habitare’s Ahead area and an international programme for professionals, as well as a new showroom event that invites professionals and design enthusiasts to showrooms in the heart of Helsinki. Read more
Habi Kids invites visitors to try drawing and crafting in the forest – the Habitare children’s area will be a colourful mini world created by the illustrator Matti Pikkujämsä. Pikkujämsä’s goal is to create a picture book-like colour experience and a mini-world in the area, and to provide a place for people to do things by hand and forget about their tablets and devices for a while. Read more
Habitare programme to bring international discussion on the significance of design to Helsinki. Contributors at the increasingly international event will include design professionals from leading and emerging companies, such as Kvadrat and Polestar. Topics to be discussed include responsible design and the materials of the future. Read more
The new Handmade area, to be featured at next autumn’s Habitare, highlights Finnish artisanship and handicrafts. Habitare Handmade provides an overview of Finnish handicraft products and a diverse offering of materials, and invites visitors to participate in DIY workshops and follow demonstrations by craftspeople featured in the area. Read more
Here they are, the four emerging designers of Habitare’s Talentshop exhibition in 2023. These designers of a new generation show the way forward for Finnish design in the coming years. The selected designers and product ideas can be seen at Habitare from 13 to 17 September 2023. Read more
Habitare Design Competition 2023 has started. The competition’s theme this year is “Tools for togetherness”. First phase of the two-phase competition ends on April 21, 2023. The works of the finalists will be seen at Habitare in September 2023. Read more
The Habitarematerials exhibition will be staged in Milan from 17 to 23 April 2023. Habitarematerials Milan incorporates a spatial exhibition design, samples from Finnish material suppliers, and unique furniture made from materials from participating companies. Read more
Habitare will, at the autumn 2023 fair, introduce a new Choice area that highlights responsibility and sustainability. Habitare Choice welcomes companies and organisations that have made conscious choices in favour of a more responsible and sustainable future. Read more
Anders Byriel: “My mission in this unique task is to scan the status of the business, brands and designs. I am eagerly waiting for new contacts and good conversations with both the established brands and new companies, as well as with craft professionals”. Read more

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Habitare areas

The Habitare event area is divided into three special halls: AHEAD offers the latest trends in contemporary design, FOLK attracts home decoration and furniture lovers, while DECOR takes you into the world of lifestyle, interior design, antiques and vintage.

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Exhibitions

Habitare’s inspiring exhibitions showcase the latest trends, emerging designers and the latest design ideas.

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Habitare Materials

Designed by NEMO architects, Habitarematerials is an experiential and inspiring material library that will be assembled during the fair, where visitors will be able to explore surface materials in the home and experiment with combining different materials.

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Habitare Pro

The renewed Habitare Pro is a new event experience dedicated to professionals, offering a unique platform to meet leading architects, design professionals, consumers and the press.

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