FENNIA PRIZE 2009
DESIGN – A PART OF BUSINESS
Fennia Prize – Good Design Grows Global gives businesses an opportunity to stand out from their competitors through innovative and responsible design of economic significance.
The Fennia Prize competition is open to companies making designed products or using design in other ways in their business, for example in providing services or in concept design. The competition has two series: the Product Design Series and the Open Series. Business or service concepts and environments are among the entries that can be submitted in the Open Series. The competition is held biennially in odd years.
The Fennia Prize is awarded to companies in recognition of comprehensive and innovative use of design in the design and implementation of products, services and business concepts, product development, manufacturing and corporate image.
The prize jury evaluates the entries with regard to usability, responsibility and business aspects. The members of the jury are representatives of the design, business and media communities, and they make their choices after the decision of a preliminary panel. The core values of design, such as aesthetic properties, suitability to the visual environment and the way in which a product communicates desired values are preconditions for success in the competition.
The prizes of the competition are the Fennia Prize Grand Prix, the Fennia Prize and the Fennia Prize Honourary Mention. The first two include sums of money, and all the prizes entail participation in the Fennia Prize exhibition and its tour and the right to use the competition logo in the marketing and information concerning the prize-winning product.
The registration periord for the competition was 1 May - 31 October 2009. Seventy-two products and concepts were submitted to the competition.
The Fennia Prize Grand Prix, with a prize sum of € 15,000, went to Genelec Oy for its 5040A active subwoofer. Fennia Prizes of € 5,000 each were awarded to Iittala / Iittala Group Oy Ab for the Fireplace table fireplace, Metso Automation Oy for the kajaaniPaperLab automatic paper testing unit, Polar Electro Oy for the FT80 training computer and Saas Instruments for the Medusa lamp.
Honorary mentions went to Arabia / Iittala Group Oy Ab, Fiskars Brands Finland Oy Ab, Halti Oy, Isku Koti Oy, Kaipaus Finland Oy, KONE Oyj, Nokia Corporation, Oras Oy, Pedro Oy, Planmeca Oy (2 honorary mentions), Planmed Oy, Pukkila Oy Ab, Realfina Oy, Rocla Oyj (2 honorary mentions), Rolls-Royce Oy Ab and Vivero Oy.
The organizing bodies of the competition are Design Forum Finland and the Fennia Group. Design Forum Finland is also responsible for the practical arrangements of the competition. The Fennia Prize is donated by the Fennia Group. The media partner of Fennia Prize 2009 is Kauppalehti business newspaper.
More information: Design Forum Finland
Manager, Competitions and Prizes Tuula Laulajainen
Tel. +358 (0)9 6220 8110, +358 (0)50 341 6308,
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FENNIA PRIZE 2009 PARTICIPATES IN
HIRAMEKI DESIGN X FINLAND
29 OCT-7 NOV 2010.
FENNIA PRIZE 2009 GRAND PRIX:
FENNIA PRIZE 2009 WINNERS:
IITTALA / IITTALA GROUP OY AB
METSO AUTOMATION OY
POLAR ELECTRO OY
FENNIA PRIZE 2009 HONORARY MENTIONS:
ARABIA / IITTALA GROUP OY AB
FISKARS BRANDS FINLAND OY AB
ISKU KOTI OY
KAIPAUS FINLAND OY
PUKKILA OY AB
FENNIA PRIZE 2009 EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (PDF)
FENNIA PRIZE DESIGN SEMINAR 19.2.2009