Thank you for the journey together at Aleksanterinkatu

By Glasshouse Helsinki

At Glasshouse Helsinki, we’ve had the opportunity to bring things, thoughts and people together in the corner of Aleksanterinkatu, at the heart of the city.

One chapter has now been closed. Glasshouse Helsinki Store and Gallery have closed their doors as the building goes into renovation this fall.

The work of Glasshouse Helsinki will continue in a different framework, yet always with the same curiosity, sustainable values, and fascination with the future. We’ll soon tell you more.

Thank you for being part of our community and for supporting Glasshouse Helsinki along the way at Aleksanterinkatu 13. We want to thank you our dear visitors and customers for bringing the building alive with your energy. Thank you for your love, for sharing the same values with us, for the amazing experiences we have shared.

We want to thank the art and design professionals and curators who’ve connected young, up-and-coming artists and design talents with leading industry influencers. There’s been optimism, even genuine activism, in the air.
The amazing brands we have had the possibility to work with – We are grateful for all the beautiful, new and classic, functional and useful items that you’ve created for our selections. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.

Glasshouse Helsinki was born from the idea of platform, where the disciplines of art, design fashion and material science merge with companies acting for responsible growth. We will continue our work in this framework and will soon share our next steps.  

We hope you stay tuned for more.


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    When we think of origins, what comes to mind? The brief for the course Product Design in Ceramics asked students to design and produce an artifact reflecting on origins that included a traditional ceramics manufacturing technique (e.g. pinching, coiling, slabbing, throwing, slip casting) as well as a 3D-printed method (delta print extrusion or stereolithography). Students explored the idea of origins from different perspectives ranging from cultural and ethnic origins to personal histories, to the origins of humanity, Earth, and the universe.

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