Kankurin Tupa

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, 2023

Spanning 100 m², the store welcomes travelers with a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment. The design beautifully showcases some high-quality souvenirs made from unique and authentic materials. Items, from handcrafted jewelry to artisanal textiles, reflect the rich cultural heritage and artistry of Finland and the Nordic region. The store’s layout and decor create an inviting atmosphere, encouraging exploration and discovery.

Exclusive Materials, Authentic Souvenirs

Expert Retail Knowledge, Seamless Service

Our deep understanding of retail dynamics is evident in every aspect of the store’s design and operation. The concept focuses on delivering an experiential shopping experience, where the charm of Christmas is present all year round. This “365 Christmas” theme, combined with Finnish and Nordic elements like rustic aesthetics, minimalism, and natural materials, offers a unique and memorable shopping experience. These two distinct atmospheres, a dark and atmospheric Christmas theme and a lighter and brighter mood, were incorporated to present different types of products seamlessly. The store’s warm and intimate atmosphere stands out amid the bright airport setting, creating a cozy haven for travelers.

Design Principles

The innovative architecture, developed by PES-Architects, serves as a harmonious foundation for the overall interior design. The design incorporates the essence of the Kankurin Tupa brand, blending elements from its current store concept into the new space. This thoughtful integration ensures a seamless brand experience for customers.

Finavia’s Perspectives

The store aims to deliver a “wow” effect with its storytelling approach and international Christmas theme, making it a must-visit destination. Its Instagrammable design elements invite travelers to capture and share their experiences, spreading a small piece of Finland to the world.

Photos by Nick Tulinen