The Art department of Akateeminen kirjakauppa (Academic Bookshop) is an infinite source of inspiration. Since the store is located right in the centre of Helsinki it is easy to just drop in. The Store is designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto so even if you’re not into books it’s worth visiting.
Website
akateeminen.com
Address
Academic Bookstore, 39 Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki, Finland
Current city: Helsinki
Pekka Kuivamäki is a ceramist and designer who is currently finishing his MA degree in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS in short) in Helsinki. He is inspired by functionalist architecture and design and artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Donald Judd. Lately he has been working with subjects such as playfulness and multifunctionality and how they can together create meaningful design.
 

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