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Habitare 15–19 September 2021

Habitare offers inspiration and experiences for five days. Habitare brings annually over 40 interesting lectures, panel discussions and interviews and over 80 speakers to Messukeskus for all the interior, design and habitation lovers to enjoy.

This year we celebrate 50 years of encounters, insights and moments of inspiration at Habitare

The story of Habitare

The 2020 International Friend of Habitare, the British architect Joseph Grima, who will arrive in Finland in September, answered our video call from Rome. We chatted about his career and surviving in these exceptional times. Read what Grima is up to

Habitare areas

The Habitare fair boasts many special sections. Meet new talent at the Block, draw inspiration from Trash Materials, and see future trends at Signals hunch exhibition.

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Habitare theme areas

The theme areas of Habitare are Habi Kids area dedicated to children, Habitare Light presenting lighting trends, business area Habitare Start-up and Ethical area curated by Tikau.

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Theme 2020: Art of living!

The theme, Art of living!, is all about cherishing the moment, and having an optimistic outlook on the future and a hands-on approach.


International Friend of Habitare in 2020: Joseph Grima

The International Friend explores Habitare and the field of Finnish design through global eyes, selects the most interesting content available at the event, and enters into dialogue with Habitare.

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Exhibition design 2020: Siltatyömaa (‘Bridge Works’)

Siltatyömaa will be built from wood, to comply with the concept of sustainable development.

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The inspiring exhibitions of Habitare present the current trends, exciting new designers and latest design ideas.


Antiikki at Habitare

Antiikki at Habitare will bring together experts, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts, and the general public. Antiques dealers will present antiques, more recent retro designs, collector’s items, and art.

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Habitare Pro Lounge

Habitare Pro Lounge is a meeting point for professional visitors at Habitare, where you can meet colleagues and business representatives at pre-arranged meetings.

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