Located in Helsinki Airport throughout the summer of 2015, the Kauniste pop-up shop brings the quintessentially Finnish textile designer's patterns front and center. Branded with a large "Welcome to Finland!" exclamation, the pattern-covered textiles pop-up shop features a selection of the design company's current collection and general design ideas.
The vibrant Kauniste pop-up complements a flagship location in central Helsinki. The brand is known for collaborating with talented young Scandinavian designers and artisans. The airport pop-up also speaks to the consumer desire for authentic, artisan-made travel souvenirs rather than the ubiquitous mass-produced trinkets many expect.
Kauniste is a Finnish word that translate to "decorate" or "to make beautiful." The Helsinki-based textile design company was founded in 2008, inspired by the notion of combining fresh design ideas and vibrant colors with traditional manufacturing techniques.