Mobile Home 2017 is a joint venture of four Finnish cultural institutes in Paris, Berlin, the Benelux and London. The project explores and interprets different meanings of home through experiences, architecture, art, science and sociology during the year of 2017, when independent Finland is celebrating its centenary.
Mobile Home 2017 is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. The project is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Mobile Home 2017 collaborates with Showroom and Habitare.
Living art installation KOTI at Helsinki’s Tori Quarters in August
Koti means ‘home’ in Finnish. Koti Sleepover is a design innovation by a renowned Finnish designer Linda Bergroth. The village imitates traditional Finnish wooden cottages. The design products in KOTI Sleepover come from Finnish brands, like Lapuan Kankurit and Kaksikko. KOTI has also been exhibited in Paris, where people from all around the world got to know Finnish design. The living art installation has been a huge success.
Linda Bergroth tells in Dezeen magazine, that Koti aims to present the Finnish culture of sharing. Therefore in the center of the village lies a big common table for the night guests to enjoy a Finnish traditional breakfast together.
KOTI is set up in Valkoinen Sali in August 2017. The installation is going to be especially impressive, since Valkoinen Sali is a beautiful big space in a historically and architecturally important building in Tori Quarters, the new old town of Helsinki. Koti Sleepover nights are open for reservations in Airbnb after 3rd of July 2017.
The Koti Sleepover installation is a part of the Mobile Home 2017 project. Installations will also be held in Finnish institutes of Benelux, Berlin, London and Paris.