Helsinki-based designer Erkko Aarti came up with a way to beat the long, dark months that last throughout the winter in Finland. It’s called LYHTY and I spotted it at this year’s Habitare. It’s a tent-like space that can be placed in public spaces or even somewhere in your house. The structure has light built into the frame to make the inside (and the outside) glow.

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

The cozy interior is bright and the perfect spot to beat that wintertime blues people tend to get. It’s kind of like a fabric-covered igloo – you know, one that lights up and all.

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

“Lyhty”, which means lantern, has a frame made from steel pipes welded together. The fabric shell is such that you can see the pipes running underneath the surface, which gives the structure more of its geometric qualities.

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

This looks like another addition for places to achieve maximum relaxation, yes?

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category
The designer himself!

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

Below photos courtesy of Erkko Aarti:

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

LYHTY Lighted Indoor/Outdoor Tent by Erkko Aarti in home furnishings art architecture  Category

Design Milk’s trip to Helsinki Design Week was provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.