We are so happy to share the third Nordic Design Lunch with you! (If you are not familiar with the concept, take a look here and here for the previous editions of the project).

This time around, we met in Helsinki during the 10th anniversary edition of Helsinki Design Week. Tanja, our collaborator from the co-host organization Design Forum Finland along with Timo Salli invited us and our guests to their light ship Vinga in the archipelago of Helsinki. The weather was amazing, the wild food treats cooked up by chef Sami Tallberg tasty and the super talented Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi live illustrated the event – what is there not to like?

Thank you to all of our guests for making the event so memorable!



Above, hosts Tanja Sipilä of Design Forum Finland and Halla Helgadóttir of Iceland Design Centre welcome guests onboard.


Chef Sami Tallberg specializes in wild herbs, and uses local, seasonal ingredients in his cooking. For Vinga, he used eg. sea buckthorn, chantarelles, cucumbers and red cabbage paired with micro brewery beers to create a late afternoon feast for us.


Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi live illustrated the event, the people, the discussions – not to mention the treats, of course.IMG_7293IMG_7297_webIMG_7345IMG_7308

Below, the captain himself, the owner of the ship, professor Timo Salli.


We were so happy to have Hanna Harris (below, left) from the Helsinki Design Week team join us, too.


Thank you for joining us on Vinga, we hope to see you soon again!


Images by Laila Alanen


A huge thank you to Tanja, Timo and the rest of the team that helped make the lunch possible!