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Pro Finnish Design

established 1990, awarded until 2001

The Pro Finnish Design Prize was a design prize awarded to firms and companies for the comprehensive and integrated use and application of design in product development, manufacturing and marketing and for their own corporate image. The purpose of the biennially awarded prize was to promote the use of design by companies and to support the manufacture of innovative products of high quality, thus promoting and improving competitiveness.

The prize was founded by Design Forum Finland and the Fennia Group. In addition to the main prize, the jury awarded 10 to 15 Pro Finnish Design honourable mentions.

The Pro Finnish Design prize was awarded for the last time in 2001. It has been replaced by the Fennia Prize.


Pro Finnish Design 2001

Pro Finnish Design 2001 Prize:
Oy One Group Ab, ONE 40 sailing boat

Pro Finnish Design 2001 Honourable Mentions:
Benefon Oyj, Benefon Q media telephone
Biohit Oyj, Biohit e-line electronic pipette
Designor Oy Ab Hackman®, Citterio Collective tools 2000, Koskinen 2000, Lovegrove 2000
Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy, Vera chair
L-Fashion Group, Ril's Designer collection
Arvo Piiroinen Oy, Kiss chair
Polar Electro Oy, M71ti and M9i heart-rate monitors
Suunto Oyj, E 203, electronic altimeter/barometer
Verso Design Oy, Polku mat


Pro Finnish Design 1999

Pro Finnish Design 1999 Prize:
Mobel Oy, Kova chair, with and without handrests

Pro Finnish Design 1999 Honourable Mentions:
Adtranz (Germany), Adtranz Finland (present name Bombardier Transportation Finland Oy), Rautaruukki low-floor trams for the City of Helsinki
Hackman Designor Oy Ab / Iittala Group, Hackman Tools
Suunto Oyj, Vector wristop exercise computer
Tassu-taimisuoja Oy, Tassu seedling cover
Valmet Oyj / Metso Paper, OptiConcept paper production line
Woodnotes Oy, Narukantti encased mat


Pro Finnish Design 1997

Pro Finnish Design 1997 Prize:
Fiskars Consumer Oy Ab, pruning shears

Pro Finnish Design 1997 Honourable Mentions:
ABB Control Oy, ABB socket series
Doppler Oy / Oy Orthex Ab, DiscCover, diskette cover
Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy, Raami-Frame table and chair
Karhu Sport Oy, Karhu Cubix x3 Nordic racing skis
Kemira Safety Oy / Scott Health and Safety Oy, M-95 protective mask
Kone Instruments Oy, Konelab, measuring equipment for clinical chemical use
Labsystems Oy / Thermo Electron Oy, Finnpipette Digital product line
Partek Concrete Engineering Oy Ab, Extruder EL-900 E, casting machine for concrete elements
Valmet Oy Paperinjalostuskoneet / Metso Paper, Optireel paper machine reel


Pro Finnish Design 1994

Pro Finnish Design 1994 Prize:
Timberjack Oy, Timberjack 810B loading tractor

Pro Finnish Design 1994 Honourable Mentions:

Bombardier-Nordtrac Oy, Lynx-Rave snowmobile
Fiskars Consumer Oy Ab, Handy axes
Halton System Oy, bottle and can recycling machine
Labsystems Oy / Thermo Electron Oy, Finnpipette Biocontrol multi-channel pipette
Oy Mannerin Konepaja Ab, EMR-J-125/2 ND/K caster
Picker Nordstar Oy, Outlook, equipment for magnetic medical imaging
Arvo Piiroinen Oy, the Arena collection of furniture for public facilities
Rakennus ja Sisustus Jouko Penttilä Oy, component-built City sauna
Oy Saab-Valmet Ab / Valmet Automotive Inc., the Ecobus bus


Pro Finnish Design 1992

Pro Finnish Design 1992 Prize:
Buscom Oy, Buscom dual interface reader

Pro Finnish Design 1992 Honourable Mentions:
Air-Ace Oy, safety respirator
Oy Euro Comfort Safety Ltd., Click children’s safety seat
Exel Oy, Exel Avanti special racing ski poles
Hackman Housewares Oy Ab / Iittala Group, WingPan frying pan
Instrumentarium Imaging Röntgen / GE Healthcare, panorama x-ray machine
Lepo Product Oy, the Paletti chair series
Ponsse Oy, forest harvester
Rukka/Luhta Oy / Luhta / L-Fashion Group Oy, R1, motorcyclist outfit
Tunturipyörä Oy / Tunturi Oy Ltd, ECB Performance Ergometer E450 exercise bike
Valmet Traktori Oy / Metso Paper Inc., Valmet Mezzo tractor series


Pro Finnish Design 1990

Pro Finnish Design 1990 Prize:
Fimet Oy, dentist's chair

Pro Finnish Design 1990 Honourable Mentions:
Honeywell Oy (ex. Ahlstrom Automation Oy), Alcont process automation system
A-Team Ky / Private Case Oy, Private Case paper briefcase collection
KCI Konecranes Plc Kone Cranes, XL electric lifting apparatus
Piretta P.T.A. Oy, Piretta, P.T.A. and St. Jacques brand clothing
Planmed Oy, Planmed Sophie x-ray equipment for mammography
Suunto Oy, the 95 and 115 series of boat compassesSuunto Oy, diving computer
Metso Automation / Valmet Automation Oy, Datamatic XD automation system
Woodnotes Oy, paper yarn carpets