11 students from Aalto University’s Department of Design represented Finland at the Milan Design Week 2017 with the exhibition NAKUNA, celebrating Finland’s 100-years of independence.The exhibition has been shortlisted for the Milan Design Awards as one of the top 40 exhibitions.


NAKUNA (Fin. naked) revisits the Finnish ancestral connection to the forest as a source of food, emotional sustenance and as a haven for peaceful reflection and contemplation.

With its three installations IKKUNA (Fin. window), everyman’s right kiosk LAAVU (Fin. Lean-to) and MANIFESTI, the exhibition exposes the core values of Finnishness and encourages people to be open and honest for themselves and for others; to metaphorically be naked.