Helsinki Living & Design - Sightseeing tour by bus
WELCOME TO VISIT IITTALA & ARABIA DESIGN CENTRE – to one of the most interesting destinations in the dynamic Helsinki design scene. In the Design Centre you can take a look at these beloved brands´ history, present and even future.
After entering the building, we go to the 8th floor and visit first the Design Museum Arabia, fully revamped in 2016. In the middle of the museum there is a ‘timeline’, where you can see the most interesting items of Arabia (established in 1873) and Iittala (established in 1881) of each decade. In addition, there are iconic works by design legends like Kaj Franck, Birger Kaipiainen, Timo Sarpaneva, Rut Bryk, Tapio Wirkkala and Oiva Toikka.
Next to the Museum there is Design Lab Gallery where changing exhibitions show new point of views into the design field. Iittala and Arabia brands are nowadays (since 2007) owned by Fiskars Group. We will get an introduction to Fiskars, the oldest company in Finland (established in 1649), by visiting the installations in the Fiskars Pavilion.
Last but not least you have a chance to shop with the -15 % discount coupon in the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre Store. Note that there are also unique items available only in this destination in the Store.