REETA EK IS YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Since 2000, Design Forum Finland has selected the Young Designer of the Year. The prize is given annually to a promising young designer or designer group who has displayed new creative visions and skills in design.
In 2017 the prize is awarded to textile and surface designer Reeta Ek. She is a Helsinki-based freelance designer whose clients have included companies such as Marimekko, Samuji, Nanso and Lapuan kankurit. Typical to Reeta's patterns and prints are rhythm and repeated motifs that are born from creative drawing and painting by hand. The prize jury specifically acknowledged Reeta Ek's distinctive style and artistic vision. Her success has been based more on strong professional skill than an efficiently marketed designer brand.
The prize sum of €5,000 is donated by Krogerus Attorneys. The prize exhibition is on show at Espa Stage in Helsinki during Helsinki Design Week.
Photo: Lina Jelanski / Duotone
Young Designer of the Year 2017: Reeta Ek
7–16 September 2017 Espa Stage, Pohjoisesplanadi 1, Helsinki