Estlander Prize 2000
The criticism concerned is integrally related to design, applied art and industrial design alike, evaluated in a public forum. True constructive criticism requires insight and knowledge as well as an understanding of both time and recent history. Journalism has played an important role in developing the applied arts and in presenting this area to the public.
The jury awarded the first Estlander prize to Carla Enbom (b. 1934) and Pekka Suhonen (1938–2011), design critics, essayists and journalists who have demonstrated a broad and significant professional understanding of the history and present of applied art and design.