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20+12 Design Stories from Helsinki

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See Helsinki through the eyes of architects, designers and artists!

20 interviews / 12 essays / 300 images / 300 map locations

How does design impact our everyday lives? How has the city developed and what will it look like in the future? Find out how Helsinki inspires those who live and work in the city. Set off on the surprising paths across Helsinki and allow yourself to be charmed!

In 20 interviews, a range of Helsinki-based cultural movers and shakers take the reader on a journey into the city’s different neighborhoods, to their studios and homes. 12 inspiring essays reflect on the essence of Helsinki, encompassing topics from street art to city planning.

The app features 330 colour images from around the city as well as designers’ and artists’ studios and homes. The map locates over 300 picks for the best restaurants, museums, shops and sites.

The app is based on a book published by WSOY. The book was chosen as one of the most beautiful books of the year 2011 in Finland.

Also available for iPhone as a 20+12 Helsinki Design map application.

Outi Martikainen / Hannu Kähönen / Eliza Jäppinen / Johanna Gullichsen / Antto Melasniemi / Kristina Riska / Pablo Riquelme / Markku Pätilä / Hanna Konola / Jeremiah Tesolin / Naoto Niidome & Nathalie Lahdenmäki / Aimo Katajamäki / Anu Puustinen & Ville Hara / Cody Douglas Oreck / Jouko Kärkkäinen / Pablo Steffa / Aamu Song & Johan Olin / Kalevi Ekman / Tuula Pöyhönen / Vesa Honkonen/ Mirkku Kullberg / Kari Korkman / Malin Blomqvist / Hella Hernberg / Juhani Pallasmaa / Ahmed Al-Nawas / Matti Pentikäinen / Jenna Sutela & Anni Puolakka / Anton Schubert / Johanna Hyrkäs / Charlie Morrow & Maija-Leena Remes / Marco Steinberg

Images Katja Hagelstam
Graphic Design Piëtke Visser
Interviews Eva Lamppu