Design Forum Finland's Young Designer of the Year Prize of 2013 went to designer Mari Isopahkala (born 1978) and designer Iina Vuorivirta (born 1988). Mari Isopahkala is a freelance designer who has studied both furniture and interior design. The jury underlined her solid professional approach to her work and output. Mari Isopahkala represents traditional authorship in design while boldly leading it forward and crossing boundaries. Iina Vuorivirta has studied product design and the award jury particularly noted the surprising and different nature of her work. Seeking new expression and new forms of design, Vuorivirta challenges the design field with her alternative ways of designing.
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Interview with the prizewinners