Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2018


11 September – Get-together

Venue: Event Center Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6, Helsinki (map)
Getting there: bus 14 from Kamppi
Parking: around the building


17:00 Get-together with snacks and drinks. Connecting people.
19:00 Gathering over


12 September – Presentation & award ceremony

Venue: SES Auditorium Kino K-13, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki (map)
Getting there: trams 4 and 5 from city center
Parking: east end of the building


09:00 Registration, coffee and light refreshments
09:30 Opening and welcome, Chairman Tapio Kallasjoki, IES of Finland
09:40 Agenda and the award system, Managing director Heikki Härkönen, IES of Finland  
09:45 Presentation 1st nominee, Denmark
10:00 Presentation 2nd nominee, Finland
10:15 Presentation 3rd nominee, Iceland
10:30 Presentation 4th nominee, Norway
10:45 Presentation 5th nominee, Sweden
11:00 Coffee and light refreshments
11:15 Presentation 6th nominee, Denmark
11:30 Presentation 7th nominee, Finland
11:45 Presentation 8th nominee, Iceland
12:00 Presentation 9th nominee, Norway
12:15 Presentation 10th nominee, Sweden

12:30 Lunch, Neighbour Bistro, Allas Sea Pool
13:45 SkyWheel Helsinki

15:00 Keynote ”Nordic light in hyperconnected environments”, Tapio Rosenius
15:30 Award ceremony with jury’s rationale
16:00 Ceremony and formal agenda over



Practical information

Recommended hotels near the venue:

Part of Helsinki Design Week

Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2018 is part of Helsinki Design Week, the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Helsinki Design Week will be held on 6–16 September.

Other events in Helsinki

Tokyo-based teamLab art collective – known for their immersive digital installations – is the opening exhibition of the brand new Amos Rex museum

Furthermore, these fairs and trade shows are held in Helsinki during the week:

  • ID Helsinki, commercial and contract interior design trade show (11–12 September) 
  • Habitare, Finland’s largest interior decoration, design and furniture event (12–16 September) 
  • Habitare Pro, trade show for professionals in interior design and the building industry (12–14 September) 

Information about Helsinki.


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