Suomi Pop-up is a temporary showroom for Finnish arts, crafts & design and we have popped up once a year in Switzerland. Year after year we have been surprised about the interest towards our pop-up – “When will you pop up this year?” is quite common question we hear already in January! This year we have taken these early birds seriously and have decided the date: Suomi Pop-up 2018 will be held 8.-10.11.2018.
After popping up in Baden last year we are back to our roots and this year you’ll find us again in Felsenegg-Keller, in the heart of old town Zürich. Like before, we are working on to exhibit a nice new selection of finnish designer crafts beside our trusted exhibitors known from previous years. Details follow, save the date!
The first Suomi Pop-Up took place 2012 in Zürich, presenting products from six Finnish creatives living in Switzerland. All the products were handmade: espresso cups, cushions woven of nettle fibre fabrics, placemats and kitchen towels of linen, carpets made of the rests of textile industry, photographic cards with various motifs and handbags of reindeer leather. All sustainable quality products.
On following years we added some nostalgic but refreshing, traditional but modern Finnish labels to our choice of products: the Jopo-bicycles, which just make you smile with the playful but long lasting design, wooden furniture from Nikari, representing the unique craftsmanship in Fiskars, and ethically produced but still stylish and practical clothes from muka va, to name a few. You can explore the product selections of previous years on our Archive.