The Finnish Institute in London is delighted to welcome children to explore Finnish design through learning and doing over two consecutive weekends 19 - 20 September and 26 - 27 September. Wonder(fin)land is an exciting family event during London Design Festival where the Institute’s creative space at King’s Cross turns into a magical wonderland for learning and fun for all ages.
The celebrated Wonder(fin)land workshops travel from Helsinki Design Week to give children and their parents a chance to create their own table settings with products by Finnish design houses Iittala and Marimekko. The Alice in Wonderland inspired workshops are the brainchild of two Finnish designers: colour and material designer and trend specialist Eeva Raitio and interior and production designer Tiina Paavilainen.
“We are excited to bring the concept to London for the first time. The workshops will demonstrate playful learning through arts and crafts using iconic Finnish design products. It will be fun for all!” says Tiina Paavilainen.
Visitors are also invited to experience a Wonderforest container where a Finnish forest is simulated in a sensuous way, while showcasing a multitude of technological innovations and forest materials by new media designer and director Taku Kaskela. He says:
“We are trying out new technologies, but want to create a really strong tangible experience of a Finnish forest. London Design Festival is a great opportunity for bringing this pilot project of a forest-in-a-box to a demanding, novelty-hungry audience.”
The event includes a pop-up shop with products from Finnish design houses Iittala, Fiskars and Marimekko and a mini pop-up cafe serving Finnish delicacies over the weekends.
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Wonder(fin)land workshops: 19 - 20 September and 26 - 27 September 10am to 5pm. The event is for children and adults of all ages and it is free of charge.
Wonder(fin)land, The Finnish Institute in London, Unit 1, 3 York Way, London N1C 4AE