More visitors than never before
15–17th of November the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre attracted 55 436 handicraft enthusiasts during the 3-day Finnish Craft & Design Fair. That makes 4 440 more visitors than last year – a record year too.
The success of the Fair and the fabulous visitor numbers confirm earlier research data, stating that handicraft and diy boost our well-being and act as a counterbalance to this modern society’s rat race. The event confirms the Finnish craft & design tradition.
Unique products and well-being produced by craft
One of a kind, high quality and handmade products are available for anyone looking for a memorable gift or a unique gem for themselves.
– Good mood comes from doing and experiencing things at the Finnish Craft and Design Fair. Doing crafts have been proven to have health effects. Aesthetic experiences and the encounter with the craftsman also make you feel good. The origin of a craft product can be traced directly to the craftsmen themselves and ensure that the product is ecologically and sustainably produced, says project manager Jasmin Saadetdin-Rikkinen
Over 700 exhibitors
Ready made design and crafts products made in Finland, including clothes, accessories, home utensils and decorations, post cards and candles. Also a vast collection of materials for knitting, sewing and creating your own designs as well as craft machines and equipment.
Over 50 000 visitors
The Finnish Craft & Design fair is the largest handicrafts and applied arts industry fair in Europe, bringing together yearly over 40.000 professionals and hobbyists. At the 2018 fair a record was made with over 50.000 visitors.
4 large halls
Explore four large exhibition halls full of beautiful and unique handmade products for you or as a gift. For large number of the exhibiting companies and individuals – this is the only place to meet them – in whole year!
Fashion shows and exhibitions
The popular Finnish Craft & Design Fashion Show and The Finnish Design Fashion Show will be held every day of the weekend. There are also a number of interesting exhibitions around the fair area, including a gift exhibition where all the items on display are green and the exhibitions of the winner of Artisan of the Year and New Product of the Year.
“Arvostamme laadukasta kestävään kehitykseen perustuvaa käsityötä ja perheyrittäjyyttä Suomessa ja maailmalla, siksi tuemme suomalaista luovaa, osaavaa käsityökulttuuria. Olemme mahdollistamassa vuoden 2018 Taito-Finlandia-palkinnon jakamista Suomen Kädentaidot -messuilla Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskuksessa 16.11.2018”
– toimitusjohtaja Ari Santamäki, Forsman Tee
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13–15th November 2020
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre
Finnish Craft and Design Fair is the most anticipated craft and design event of the year within Finland and all of Europe. Event will bring light and joy back to the middle of November again on 13–15th November of 2020. In 2019 we had 55 436 visitors and 742 exhibitors.Press Release 17th of November › Pictures ›
Love for handicrafts broke visitor record at Finnish Craft & Design Fair
Europe's largest craft and design event, the Finnish Craft and Design Fair, in Tampere on 15–17.11.
A visual look of happiness from the “popcorn artist” for this year’s Finnish Craft & Design Fair
Manual skills increase well-being – 50996 visitors at Finnish Craft & Design exhibition
Puukko-Pekka nominated as winner of Taito-Finlandia 2018 – Pentik impressed by design
Europe’s biggest craft and design fair at Tampere on 16.–18.11.