The House of Finland (THoF) Returns to New York in September 2017!

The House of Finland (THoF) is a multi-content art, design and tech exhibition showcasing Finnish innovation, sustainability and integrity to an exclusive audience of key decision makers, investors and top tier media.


Monday September 11th @ 287 Gallery, Chelsea

Press Preview September 11th 6pm-8pm

Entry: Members of media only, press credentials will be verified

GEA's Butterflies Album Release Gig September 11th 8pm-10pm

Entry: Free, rsvp required


Tuesday September 12th @ 287 Gallery, Chelsea

Tech Tuesday Breakfast Talk September 12th 8:30am-11:30am

Entry: Free, rsvp required   

Reaktor Coding School for children, September 12th 6pm-8pm.

Entry: rsvp link provided later


Wednesday September 13th @ 287 Gallery, Chelsea


Reima and Visit Finland Kids fashion breakfast, September 13th 8:45am-10:15 am

Entry: Request invite, targeted for outdoor, and children’s/family media and influencers

Fashion Show and THoF Closing Party September 13th 6pm-10pm

Entry: $25, get a ticket



Thursday September 14th @ 287 Gallery, Chelsea

Art Auction September 14th 6pm-8pm

Entry: Free, rsvp required


The House of Finland (THoF) exhibition

The House of Finland (THoF) exhibition returns to New York City to highlight the best of Finnish art, design, technology and education. This year The House of Finland is also part of the Finland 100 independence celebrations. The exhibition consists of four special events and a four day-long exhibit to honor the celebration.

The exhibition (September 11-14, New York) opens on September 11th with an exclusive Press Preview at 287 Gallery (6pm-8pm), guests will enjoy cocktails, hor d'oeuvres and receive goodie bags provided by Marimekko.

The evening opens for public at 8pm including GEA’s Butterflies album release gig. The music is visualized by Kira Leskinen, who plays with abstraction of shapes using bold colors. Attendees will see a live painting by Susanna Sivonen, media art by Oases from HEL and an exciting preview of upcoming Finnish Fashion brands and designers, such as: the vibrant nordic beauty brand Lumene, among others.

On Tuesday the exhibition will concentrate on Finnish innovation. Finland is one of the world’s leading countries in education, game technology and innovation. The third highlighted event is Tech Tuesday Breakfast Talk, September 12th 8:30am-11:30am. The world leading fun learning, edutech and data analytics companies present their latest innovations: AvaDive gamified learning solution, Leiki semantic analytics, Data Refinery - data monetization platform launch.

On Wednesday the exhibition dives into the unique Finnish fashion. On the morning, September 13th 8:45am-10:15am children’s fashion brand Reima and Visit Finland are organizing children’s fashion themed breakfast event. Known for quality clothes for a colorful, active lifestyle, Reima promises both safety and sustainability in their designs that caters from infants to juniors.

Finnish fashion brands have been iconic throughout centuries, and most recently a new generation of fashion designers have started to command global catwalks. A fashion show produced by creative media agency FEDITED on September 13th at 6pm features several unique, up and coming fashion brands CHAÎNE, Riikka Ikäheimo Couture and sustainable brands represented by such as Uhana Design, Papu, MEM, Nouki, Jatuli, Mine Güngör, Kuula + Jylhä, Mori Collective and Shy Vibes Club.

On the final day the exhibition spoils the senses with Finnish art. The Finnish art scene takes influences from pure nature, and extreme forms of light and darkness the seasons provide. Finnish design is known for its architectural forms, simplicity and high quality. The event series closes by art auction on Thursday, September 14th 6pm-8pm.