As part of a project by Institut Finlandais running between January and May 2017, KOTI will be hosting sleepovers in a living installation by young designer Linda Bergroth.
Design lovers will be able to immerse themselves in the spirit of Finland in one of six cabins, which all open onto a central shared space with a communal dining area, designed by architects Mattila & Merz. You’ll be able to get straight into the sleepover mood with specially created robes and cosy slippers by Lapuan Kankurit.
Award-winning designer Bergroth says: “In Finland, as in much of the rest of the world, home is where the heart is. But just as important as the idea of home comforts is the countryside cottage; frequent, refreshing visits to the cabin, often shared with family members, are considered an essential part of everyday life.
“Getting back to nature in a simple cabin, often without electricity or running water, can help us all to reconnect with family and friends and unwind from the pressures and responsibilities of day-to-day life.”
In addition to the sleepover experience, KOTI will also play host to a series of inspiring events throughout the 100 days, such as concerts and talks, film screenings and pop-up restaurant nights.
The installation is part of the Mobile Home 2017 project, which explores different meanings of home with unique installations at the Finnish Institutes in Benelux, Berlin and London, as well as Paris. It will culminate in a joint showcase of all four projects in Helsinki at the end of the summer, with KOTI taking over the White Hall building in the city’s historic centre.
You can book your stay here through Airbnb; prices start from £80 per night and include a traditional Finnish breakfast.