The Design District is an area and a state of mind filled with interesting ideas. The Design District is a piece of Helsinki: 25 streets and 150 creative hubs from jewellers to bars, galleries to boutiques, and design agencies to hotels. The Design District further enhances Helsinki’s status as a design city.

The area centres around the Diana park, and stretches all the way to the neighbourhoods of Kaartinkaupunki, Kamppi, Punavuori and Ullanlinna. The Design District offers new experiences for natives and tourists alike, an easy aesthetic experience, exhibitions, new tastes and shopping opportunities.

Explore the Design District boutiques in the heart of Helsinki. Enjoy magnificent views over the city while relaxing in your functionalist room with glass-partitioned bathroom. An ample breakfast is served with breathtaking scenery above the roofs of Helsinki in the Ateljee Bar on the 14th floor.

You’ll also get a Design District map, special deals in the Design District shops and boutiques, and the Design Year Book Finland as your complimentary gift from the Design Forum.

Torni Jewellery is a unique collection by designer Aino Vepsäläinen in celebration of Torni’s 75th anniversary.

The collection includes ear studs, dangling earrings, a brooch, necklace, tiepin and cufflinks.

The Torni Collection is exclusively available from Sokos Hotel Torni.

Finnish designers’ touches can be seen everywhere in Hotel Torni:

- Water pitcher, coffee pot, champagne cooler, breadbasket and Torni tray for sweet and savoury treats by Eero Hyrkäs.
- The tower (the word “torni” means tower in English)-shaped, black flower vases with a functionalist base in Restaurant Torni by Markku Salo (Nuutajärvi).
- Service plates and the restaurant’s interiors in Restaurant Torni by Kaisa Blomsted.

The unique, three-pronged schnapps glasses designed for the Torni chevaliers decades ago are still manufactured to order for Restaurant Torni. The glasses are also available for purchase from the hotel as gift items.

The monthly changing art exhibition at Ateljee Bar gives a versatile view of Finnish art and the people behind it. The Torni arts jury awards the scholarship annually in October to one of the exhibited artists featured in Ateljee bar during the year. The scholarship is valued at EUR 1,000, and has been awarded since 2006, when it was first assigned to four artists to celebrate Torni’s 75th anniversary.


Ari Pelkonen


Matti Tainio


Mari Jarva


Lillukka Enkola


Satu Rautiainen