The roots of ‘Kanto’ (the project’s name) are in the traditional Finnish Summer sauna culture. This could be considered the urban alternative to that tradition. Independent from water and power connections, the sauna is heated by a wood-fired stove. The sauna was built using durable Finnish materials. Kanto can accommodate eight people at the same time. Thanks to its circular form, the sauna is a tool for togetherness as it aims to stimulate social behavior.
Helsinki is 2012’s World Design Capital. Visit Finland invited us to come over to explore the city’s design treasures. The ‘Design in Helsinki’ series highlights the best projects, concepts and designs we came across during our visit.