Do you love Scandinavian design? Ever dreamt of travelling to Helsinki, Stockholm and Reykjavik with a knowledgeable design guide? Well, now’s your chance.
Australia’s Great Dane Furniture have partnered with travel company 50 Degrees North to offer an 18-day tour of the Nordic region, led by Owner and Director of Great Dane and a leading expert in Scandinavian furniture, Anton Assaad (whose home we featured in issue 08 of Habitus magazine).
The tour will take in Helsinki – where guests will learn more about the life, architecture and design of Alvar Aalto – before trying out glass blowing in Fiskars Ironworks Village and tour, then taking in Turku, sailing to Stockholm and visiting the small down of Gustavsberg and the ‘Design House Stockholm’. The tour will then head to Iceland and the best of the country’s young designers at Iceland Design Centre.
The trip will also take in the most beautiful natural environments this part of the world has to offer.
The adventure begins in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth heading to Helsinki via Bangkok. All flights are included (business class of course!), as well as accommodation and some meals. For the full details and inclusions visit the 50 Degrees North website.
The trip is from 20 August – 6 September 2011 and starts at AU$21,450 per person twin share. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Places are strictly limited.
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