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Design Forum Finland

Design Forum Finland is the promotion organization of Finnish design. It is run by the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design which, established in 1875, is the second-oldest design-industry organization in the world.

The mission of Design Forum Finland is to support affluence and competitiveness in the economy and society by promoting widespread utilization of design.

Our activities include seminars and workshops concerning the profits of the use of design, publications, and design prizes and competitions, among others. Our main objective is to enhance the use of design in small and medium-sized enterprises through national and international projects.

Design Forum Finland has a staff of around ten design professionals. 50 % of our annual funding comes from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The rest consists of project-specific support, grants and own earnings, investments and financial activities.

The office of Design Forum Finland is situated at Unioninkatu 24.