There can be no talk about the Design District without mentioning the famous vivid patterns of Marimekko clothing lines and textiles. This shop gained its worldwide fame back in the 1950s, when Jackie Kennedy changed her French clothing line for the northern styles of the Finnish store. With factories only in Finland, Marimekko has made an important contribution to the fashion industry, improving fabric quality and broadening the colour palette used by designers.
Pohjoisesplanadi 33, Helsinki, Finland, +358 9 6860240
Chosen in 2015 as the restaurant of the year by the Gastronomic Association of Finland, Spis marries haute cuisine, Scandinavian interior design and personalized service. The 18-seat restaurant is a culinary explosion of fresh vegetables, fish and meat entrées, captured in an enticing four or six piece set menu. Impeccable, spectacular plate design and Nordic twists make this a must-visit destination for design buffs and foodies alike.
Spis, Kaserngatan 26, Helsinki, Finland, +358 045 305 1211