Stora Enso

Stora Enso is the main partner for the Lux Helsinki light festival. Lux Helsinki is part of the official Finland 100 centenary programme in 2017, and by participating in the organisation of the event Stora Enso wants to celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence. The installation “Cube” will present Stora Enso’s iconic head office in a new light.

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper that aims to replace non-renewable materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. Stora Enso employs approximately 26,000 people in over 35 countries worldwide.





Marimekko is creating bold patterns for Finland on its 100th anniversary of independence. Throughout the year Marimekko will encourage participation in and create opportunities for bold actions and innovation, even in some unexpected ways. Marimekko will start the centenary year by participating in the Lux Helsinki light festival, which will bring to life the iconic Marimekko pattern Brothers (Veljekset) by Maija Louekari through light and animation. Brothers is also the official pattern of Finland 100.

Marimekko is a Finnish design house celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colours. Founded in 1951 by a visionary woman Armi Ratia, Marimekko is said to be one of the world’s first real lifestyle brands combining fashion, bags and accessories as well as home decoration into one unique point of view.



IKEA Finland

The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value – always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of the company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. IKEA Finland wants its operations to have a positive influence on people and the environment. IKEA Finland’s aim is to help more people live a better life at home.

Lux Helsinki and IKEA Finland are teaming up to offer an observation deck in the Market Square where visitors can view a light installation by students from Aalto University.



The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) is a trade organisation and interest group representing farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs. All of the occupations and businesses of its members are based on renewable natural resources and their utilisation in a sustainable and economical way.



Plan International Suomi

Plan International Finland and Lux Helsinki are supporting the rights of girls and women around the world and encourage festival visitors to make a donation to support the work being carried out to support the education of girls and employment of young women in developing countries.

Plan International is one of the largest and oldest child welfare organisations in the world. Plan International has no religious or political affiliations and works to improve the lives and protection of children, especially girls, in 70 developing countries.

Plan International Finland will present the poetic and moving installation “Absence” by Mexican artist Mónica Ruiz Loyla.




Granlund is a leading expert in new energy solutions, information technology and integrated design based on energy efficiency.

Granlund is a partner is the installation Light Pipes designed by Rölli Ridanpää and Tero Laine.




City has been the voice of urban culture for the past 30 years. City is an online media that describes the beat of the city by being the first to report on new restaurants, events and phenomena.

City is the official partner of Lux Helsinki for food offerings at the Lux Eat happening.




Lux Helsinki’s official media partner is Bassoradio, a multi-format media house focusing on urban culture and new dance music. Bassoradio is known for its diverse programming, bold contents and close relationship with its listeners, for whom Bassoradio is much more than just radio – it is a way of life.






Bright Finland is Finland’s leading event technology expert and the technology provider for Lux Helsinki.

Bright Finland’s core competencies lie in the design of light, sound and image technology, as well as in technical solutions, equipment hire, importing and sales. In addition to corporate, sports and festival events, the company is involved in a range of theatre and television productions. Bright Finland also implements graphical content production, video productions and webcast services.




Shader is an animation studio located in Helsinki that produces a wide range of high-quality animations meeting various needs.

Shader’s portfolio includes product and space visualisations, children’s animations, corporate and service presentation videos, as well as visual content design and productions for events and various media.



Sun Effects

Sun Effects is a design and production collective from Helsinki specialising in light effects and visualisations. Sun Effects has been in charge of the programme, production and implementation of Lux Helsinki since 2012. The collective’s other projects include the Flow Festival, the startup event Slush and the Linnanmäki carnival of light. Its work has been exhibited in more than thirty countries and on five continents.

Sun Effects