The Habitare collection is a joint project between the Finnish Fair Corporation and the Design Museum. Every second year, the Design Museum and the Finnish Fair Corporation collaborate in producing an area at Habitare to display the international Habitare Design Collection. Selected by a jury of experts, the exhibition features design objects made by the international stars of design.
This year, Habitare Collection celebrates its 10th year. The exhibition has selected concepts that highlight the importance of senses in the design and use of the built environment. The unifying factor of the new items is the recycling theme.
The jury for the exhibition in 2019 includes the designer Alberto Alessi, the director of the Design Museum Jukka Savolainen, the chief curator of the Design Museum Merja Vilhunen, the creative director of Habitare Laura Sarvilinna, and the designer and interior architect SIO Wilhelmiina Kosonen.
The first Habitare Collection was seen at Habitare in 2009, and 20 products were selected in the collection. In 2011, the collection accumulated 24 products and in 2013 33 products. Purchases of the Habitare Collection are funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation.