Huvilakatu is the name of a charming street near the sea in the district of Ullanlinna, in Helsinki, Finland. The area is well known for its colourful buildings from around 1910. Salonen often walked through Ullanlinna on her way from studio to sea… attracted to the colourful buildings, the shapes of the metal rooftops, the detailing in the entrance gates. This led her to design Huvilakatu for Vallila Interior, printed the same year Helsinki was selected World Design Capital.