Habitare 2018 Report
We visited Habitare at Messukeskus this year, too. Habitare is the biggest interior & design trade fair in Finland.
The impression of the fair was chic color, greens, eco-friendly, ethical, hygge and minimal.
There was a booth, where people enjoyed flower arrangement. There were a lot of flower vases and pots. Coexist in nature is a core of Finnish culture and it is also a very important element in its interior.
In past years, designes were more colorful and eccentric, but this year's products' color tones and disignes were soft. Product design and textile were as Finnish as before, it means there were a lot of products using wood and nature motif beautifully.
Eccentric design should be respected as an art, but in interior, timeless design is possibly more ecological because it isn't influenced by trand. It is important that manufacturers use environmental friendly material and manufacture in an ethical environment. Consumers are also responsible to select what we buy carefully and use it as long as we can.
This was not only for this time, but spetial designs were wonderful. There were different kind of printed fabrics and a lot of small articles, but everything arranged gracefully at all booths. The whole exhibition hall was sophisticated.
There were a lot of publishing companies' booths. It felt popularity and demand of interor among the Finns. In Finland, many magazines are imported, but interior magazines are published in Finland and people read them.
There was a eco-friendly and ethical theme corner in Habitare. Today is no longer the era when we buy what we want and consume. We consumers have to change our mind and start choosing products to make sure how things stand. This year's Habitare is such a leanable fair.