Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio. Image from designmuseum.fi

Eero Aarnio. Image from designmuseum.fi

Heading to Helsinki? Don't miss Eero Aarnio's retrospective, on display through September 25, 2016 at the Design Museum Helsinki. This extensive retrospective celebrates Aarnio's playful, yet stunningly chic style, with rare pieces from his personal collection. The 83 year old designer's work defined the mid-century "space age" design, while celebrating the optimistic youth culture of the 60s and 70s. kM loves his functional, fantastical pieces for children (can we get an original "Puppy" for the office, please?) and we are fascinated by the insights into his unique design process explored in the show.

The Designmuseo is located at Korkeavuorenkatu 23 in Helsinki. The museum is closed Mondays. Visit their website to plan your trip.