INVITATION: Habitare x TRE Christmas Market Seoul

4.12.2017 9:30—16:00

INVITATION: Habitare x TRE Christmas Market Seoul

Habitare design fair is the main partner at the TRE Christmas Market in Seoul. Habitare will bring to the Christmas market the design talks on the theme Roots – Finnish Design today and tomorrow. You are warmly welcome to join the discussions

on 4th December at 9:30
Hana Bank
Yeongdong-daero 96-gil
Gangnam-gu, Seoul

breakfast will be served at 9:00


Protoshop 10
Overview of the last 10 years of young Finnish design
Panelists: Saara Renvall and Elina Aalto, designers / Imu Design

Protoshop is Habitare’s well-known and popular exhibition of prototypes, presenting the latest and most interesting designs, mainly from Finnish designers. Protoshop offers designers an opportunity to test the appeal of their product ideas and to seek manufacturing channels for prototypes. Protoshop is produced by the Imu Design designer collective for the Habitare fair. In 2018 Habitare celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Protoshop.

The roots of Finnish design
Panelists: Klaus Haapaniemi / designer based in London in the UK, Antrei Hartikainen / master cabinetmaker based in Fiskars village in Finland, Laura Sarvilinna / Creative Director of Habitare based in Stockholm, Sweden

Nature has always had an essential role in Finnish design, but in what way? What does this mean for designers working in Finland or abroad? What is the role of nature and Finnish roots in today’s design?

Today’s #finnishdesign in its many forms
Panelists: Janine Rewell / illustrator and graphic designer, Tanja Sipilä / CEO from the TRE design and lifestyle store, Lasse Laine / CEO of Made by Choice furniture company

The new generation of Finnish designers and design brands are internationally active, versatile, edgy and open to global phenomena. Today Finnish design can be seen in many different forms such as illustration, fashion, lifestyle, games or service design.

Warmly welcome!

#habitare2018 | #habitaredesigntalks | @habitarefair | | #worldoftre | #TREChristmasMarketSeoul

More information and RSVP:
Habitare, communications manager Johanna Suni tel. +358405154216,
More information on the TRE Christmas Market >>

Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland, will be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki, from 12 to 16 September 2018. Habitare offers experiences and ideas on interior decoration, and on the functioning and look of homes and other spaces. Habitare highlights the ideas and works by a new generation of designers, and sparks discussion. The International Friend of Habitare in 2018 is Cara McCarty, the curatorial director at the Cooper Hewitt museum. To be held concurrently with Habitare are the Antiikki antique event, HighEnd Helsinki, and the Habitare Pro trade fair | | @HabitareFair | | #habitare2018 |

TRE Christmas Market in Seoul is the biggest international sales event for Finnish Design in year 2017. The aim of the Christmas Market is to bring Finnish lifestyle, design and Finnish Christmas to Korea. There will be 100 Finnish design brands and 30 South Korean design brands on display. The market is organized by Finnish design store TRE together with Finpro and Hana Bank and in collaboration with Habitare.
TRE is a flagship store for Finnish design in downtown Helsinki, Finland. It has 300 brands in their selection concentrating on Finnish fashion and design, sustainable development and local production. In addition to the store, TRE has also online store.