The Kaj Franck Design Prize is one of the most eminent design prizes in Finland. In 2014 it was given to designer Harri Koskinen. The prize is awarded by Design Forum Finland, now for the 23rd time. The prize exhibition will be on show at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Snickarbacken 4, 3.-7.2.2015.
Harri Koskinen is one of the most successful and renowned Finnish contemporary designers. In 2000 he was chosen Design Forum Finland's Young Designer of the Year and after that he has received several noteworthy design prizes, including the Compasso d'Oro in 2004 and the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize in 2009. Since 2012 he has, along with his own creative work, been Iittala's Design Director, thus following in Kaj Franck's footsteps.
The prize jury stated that from the beginning, Harri Koskinen's career has been directed towards international markets. His clear and minimalist language of form continues the traditions of Finnish design, at the same time renewing them.
The Kaj Franck Design Prize is awarded annually to a designer or team innovatively creating both high-quality industrial design and unique, one-off works. The winners of the prize represent comprehensively top Finnish design.
Kaj Franck Design Prize 2014 – Harri Koskinen
3.–7.2.2015, Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Snickarbacken 4, Stockholm
Tue-Fri 10.00-18.00, Sat 11.00-15.00, Free entry
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