The Block: Protoshop & Talentshop

Talentshop 2019

Habitare 2019 will present the four most exciting Finnish designers whom the world should be following right now: Laura Itkonen, Kristoffer Heikkinen, Hemmo Honkonen and Rasmus Palmgren. These selected designers are offered an own small stand with uniform architecture where they can exhibit several designs.

Talentshop is searching for young designers living and working in Finland. Designers are expected to have a strong own design identity. Each of the selected designers will have their own stand at Habitare Talentshop in September 2019. Since the beginning, Talentshop is curated by Elina Aalto, Krista Kosonen and Saara Renvall from Imu Design.


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Protoshop 2019

Habitare’s Protoshop exhibition presents 10–12 new prototypes or product ideas. Proposals for the prototypes can be sent by all designers individually or in groups living in Finland. This year’s Protoshop will feature ten new prototypes. The selected prototypes demonstrate an insightful way of finding new solutions to current issues and the ability to turn an idea into a product that will stand the test of time.

Over the years, Protoshop has pioneered and highlighted young, new design. Prototype proposals can be any design objects related to either the home or work environment. The jury is looking for clever, original designs which have product potential. The exhibition is curated by Elina Aalto, Krista Kosonen ja Saara Renvall from Imu Design together with Laura Sarvilinna, Creative Director of Habitare.

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