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Overview of the HEL YES! interior in London. Photo by Adam Laycock

The HEL YES! project, which has recently gained a lot of publicity in London, is now travelling towards Helsinki. In January 2011, an industrial hall in the former harbour area of Kalasatama will be transformed into a temporary restaurant. The project was first organised by the Finnish Institute in London, in order to promote Finnish culture during the London Design festival in September 2010. In Helsinki, the project will be presented as it was in London.

The temporary restaurant and exhibition has been imagined and realised by a creative team of Finnish designers and food visionaries; lead by Antto Melasniemi together with London-based designers Mia Wallenius and Klaus Haapaniemi. The restaurant brings together modern and old classics of Finnish design and food in an intriguing concept, combining exclusive designs with trees thinned out from the forest, dinner sets created from donated plates and food ingredients gathered straight from the forest. Surprise menus of modern Finnish cuisine will be served to all guests at the same time in the mysterious restaurant interior.

More information and reservations: www.helyes.fi / info@helyes.fi

Wild mushroom hash, poached egg and foraged herbs. Photo by Adam Laycock
Open tents created with cashmere shawls. Photo by Adam Laycock