The Kaj Franck Design Prize of 2018, awarded by Design Forum Finland, has been given to interior architect, designer Tapio Anttila. The prize is one of the most eminent design prizes in Finland and was now awarded for the 27th time.
The prize jury stated that interior architect, designer Tapio Anttila has worked during his career both as an inhouse designer in a large organisation and as an entrepreneur in his own company. Characteristic features of his entire career are a deep cooperation with product development, functional structural solutions and a confident, individual design idiom. Products designed by Tapio Anttila feature insightful functionalities and excellent ergonomics. With his own company, Anttila has been able to build a comprehensive brand, the product portfolio and identity of which are fresh and distinctive. Tapio Anttila wonderfully carries on the Finnish design tradition in his own professional and creative way.
The members of the prize jury of 2018 were CEO Petteri Kolinen / Design Forum Finland (Chairman of the jury), Advocate Pentti Kivinen / Finnish Fair Foundation, Professor Heikki Orvola, and design professional and critic Kaj Kalin.
Photo: Timo Junttila
Kaj Franck Design Prize 2018 – Tapio Anttila
9 November 2018–13 January 2019
Design Museum Gallery, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki
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