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  • 9 August 2018

    Antrei Hartikainen is the Young Designer of the Year 2018

    The Young Designer of the Year prize of 2018, awarded by Design Forum Finland, is given to master cabinetmaker Antrei Hartikainen (born 1991).

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  • 30 November 2017

    Professor Yrjö Sotamaa receives the Estlander Medal

    The Finnish Society of Crafts and Design / Design Forum Finland awards its distinction, the Estlander Medal, in the occasion of Finland's centenary year. The Gold Estlander Medal is given to Professor Yrjö Sotamaa. The medal was presented to Professor Sotamaa on the 30th of November 2017.

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  • 10.11.2017

    Kaj Franck Design Prize 2017: Anna Ruohonen

    The Kaj Franck Design Prize of 2017, awarded by Design Forum Finland, has been given to clothing designer Anna Ruohonen. The prize is one of the most eminent design prizes in Finland and was now awarded for the 26th time.

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  • 7.9.2017

    Reeta Ek to receive Young Designer of the Year prize

    The Young Designer of the Year prize of 2017, awarded by Design Forum Finland, is given to textile and surface designer Reeta Ek (born 1979).

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  • 20.8.2017

    Designer Juhani Salovaara's exhibition at Habitare

    Professor, industrial designer Juhani Salovaara received the Kaj Franck Design Prize of 2016, awarded by Design Forum Finland, last November. Salovaara's prize exhibition will be on show at Habitare interior, design and furniture fair 13–17 September 2017, stand 6g68. The Kaj Franck Design Prize is one of the most notable design prizes in Finland and in 2016 it was awarded for the 25th time.

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  • 16.2.2017

    Fennia Prize 17 exhibition at Arctic Design Week

    Companies that have gained success with design will be presented in Korundi House of Culture in Rovaniemi during Arctic Design Week. The companies awarded in the Fennia Prize design competition represent the best application of design skills in Finland.

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  • 19.1.2017

    The most successful companies make use of design – Fennia Prize Grand Prix to Merivaara 

    Design is part of the business operations of the most successful companies. The results of the Fennia Prize 2017 design competition, announced on Thursday 19 January 2017, explicitly indicate that the use of design brings advantage in international success and helps create a strong and distinctive brand. The Fennia Prize Grand Prix of €10,000 is awarded to Merivaara Corporation, a company that has made use of design in its product development for several years.

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