In Brief

Finns set up a progressive diner for London Design Week

HEL YES! is a temporary restaurant and exhibition created for London Design Week by a creative team of Finnish designers and food experts. Housed in a former depot in East London, for 14 days it will serve Nordic food based on ingredients many of which are found through foraging in forests.

PSFK spoke to Antto Melasniemi, concept director of HEL YES!, who explained the approach to food sources:

“Wild herbs, such as wood sorrel, chick weed and poly pody root for example are collected from a local forrest just outside London. Certain traditional Finnish berries such as lingonberries and wild blueberries are brought in from Finland preserved.”

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