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Okra

Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 3 589624250
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Terrific Artist Coop Shop

I love this artist coop shop! I just happened on it today when looking for the tram stop, but what... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
TravelinSag
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San Francisco
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The best shop ever!

I had the good fortunate to happen upon Okra my last afternoon after a week in Helsinki. I had... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Carol627
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New York City, New York, USA
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The OKRA art, crafts, and design gallery is situated in the centre of Helsinki, by the side of Senate Square. All the products in OKRA are made in Finland, by the 10 artists and designers who own the shop. Our individual and elegant products create a joyful and light atmosphere in the spacious new gallery. On display, is our members' collection of unique and limited series products. Jewellery, studio and functional glass, wood, ceramics, felt, textiles and artefacts made from recycled materials. The past 20 years, OKRA has established itself as one of Helsinki's more progressive, quality craft shops.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Aleksanterinkatu 26, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I love this artist coop shop! I just happened on it today when looking for the tram stop, but what a great fine. High quality work ... textiles, glass, rocks, ceramic, silver ... a good range of items. I bought a lot and wish I...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had the good fortunate to happen upon Okra my last afternoon after a week in Helsinki. I had already done my fair share of shopping, but this store is a gold mine for quality artisan work. I found beautiful jewelry (thank you, Nina, for...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

there are some pieces Finnish designs and crafts, I went there since my Finnish friend recommended to visit there to see ceramic pieces.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to buy genuine Finnish souvenirs or handicrafts, this is the place to go! Great selection, something in every price range and a bright and beautiful space! I'd definitely go there again.

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Beautiful and representative crafts from Finnish artists - from small to large, the work in this shop is well made, representative of the Finnish gift for good design. The proprietor is an artist (with work there) herself; she and other artists share managing the shop,...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

When I travel I love seeing what local artists and artisans are up to. Okra features all Finnish-made items and I believe it operates as an artist cooperative-type of retail operation. The range of items and prices is excellent and I had the good luck...More

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OKRAshop, Owner at Okra, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you Akimbeau for your kind comment. And yes, OKRA is owned by ten artist/designer. We run the shop together, so one of us is behind the desk everyday. Hope to see you again :-)!

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

A wonder store with local Finland artists catering from all genres and styles of wonderful gifts, china, ceramic, jewerly, fabrics and tapestry, etc. you also get to meet the artists. This place is across the street from the Lutheran Cathedral. Wonderful

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OKRAshop, Omistaja at Okra, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2015

Hi Andor! Thank you for your kind review :-). Next time when you are in Helsinki, come to visit us again :-).

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