The Block is a home for young and innovative design. In the heart of the Block is Protoshop, which will be joined by another event, The Talent Shop. 6-8 designers are given the chance to showcase their talent in a wider and more independent way.
Protoshop is an annual event produced by Imu design and the Finnish fair Corporation presenting 10-15 new prototypes at the Habitare design fair. Proposals can be sent by all designers or design students living in Finland. Each proposal should be presented on 1-2 boards, size A3. Mark you name and contact information on back side of both boards. Send your proposal by February 27th (if sending by mail, a postage stamp marked 27.2.2015 is accepted). Write “Protoshop” on your envelope. Send to: Sanna Salovuori, Suomen Messut, Messuaukio 1, PL 21, 00521 Helsinki. The jury will select works to be exhibited week 11 and notify the selected designers shortly.
Being selected for Protoshop means that your work will be exhibited together with the other selected works at the Protoshop stand at the Habitare fair in September. Your work will be photographed and presented on the Protoshop website. The designer is responsible for making the prototype and for any manufacturing costs. All rights to the work stay with the designer.
Habitare is ready for change in 2015.
The theme for the fair’s ahead! design area of 2015 is “Breaking free” – from the usual and mundane, the economic depression and a grim outlook on the future.
With this theme in mind, Habitare will renew the fair concept in multiple ways.
International ahead! in Habitare
introduces exciting new design
ahead! in Habitare
ahead! exhibition space provides a great possibility for product launching and prototype testing. In addition to new products the area displays design classics and conceptual visions of future. Department design is streamlined and bold.
ahead! -theme 2015: Breaking free!
The theme is “Breaking free” – from the usual and mundane, the economic depression and a grim outlook on the future. Design Studio Muotohiomo is the design partner for Habitare’s ahead! area for the third time.
Habitare 2015 - 9.-13.9.2015
EcoDesign, Trash Design, Habitare design competition
and Protoshop for rising stars.