While some cities are known for their food scene or as a growing technological hotspot, Helsinki sits by the Nordic shores boasting in being the go-to hub for design. There’s a reason why it was named the Design Capital of the World in 2012, with many of the design “greats” calling Finland’s capital home, such as Tapio Wirkkala and Aino Aalto. The work produced from this creative city is innovative, functional, and incredibly diverse, ranging from tableware, textiles, furniture, and architecture, to playing host to several film and art festivals year-round. You’ll want to be sure to check out a few of the many, many design stores found in Helsinki, but a warning - you may spend hours on end taking in all the magnificent designs, and your credit card may just take a modest hit.

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