Finnish Craft & Design: Finland 100 years – working together and supporting Finnish work
Europe's largest handicrafts and applied arts event will bring people to Tampere from 17 to 19 November for the 22nd time to enjoy the light and colours. The joyful shopping paradise will offer experiences as well as unique products, materials and ideas. The event programme dives into themes inspired by the centenary of Finland's independence, ranging from Finnish materials to doing things together. The Dolls' House Fair and XXXV Railway Modelling event will be held in the same venue at the same time.
Collaboration at workshops, forest sounds at design exhibition, new skills and materials
“The Martha organisation's gift to the 100-year-old Finland is the sharing of skills to the next generation,” says Marianne Heikkilä, Executive Director of the Martha Association.
National costumes have a central role – Finland's centenary boosting the atmosphere
National costumes will have an important role at this year's fair. The National Costumes Roadshow, which is part of the official Finland 100 programme, will showcase over 100 Finnish costumes and Soja Murto, a well-known maker of national costumes and Artisan of the Year 2017, will set up a national costume exhibition in Hall E. The organisers also want to encourage visitors to wear their national costumes or parts thereof.
Dolls' House Fair and Railway Modelling event at the same time
Hall D will feature the Dolls' House Fair throughout the weekend and the XXXV Railway Modelling Event on Saturday and Sunday. Both of these events will bring enthusiasts to the venue to buy supplies and ready-made parts, find ideas and of course meet like-minded people.
Event info (opening hours, ticket prices, directions): www.kadentaidot.fi/en (Fair Info)
The Finnish Craft & Design Fair is the largest handicrafts and applied arts fair in Europe with over 600 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors every year. The Finnish Craft & Design Fair is organised by Tampere Trade Fairs and Taito Pirkanmaa. Tampere Trade Fairs is responsible for organising the Dolls' House Fair together with the Finnish Doll's House Association and the Railway Modelling Event together with Pirake (Pirkanmaa Railway Enthusiasts' Club).
FURTHER INFORMATION: www.kadentaidot.fi/en, www.nukkekotitampere.fi, www.pienoisrautatie.fi (in Finnish)