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Young Designer of the Year 2000:
Harri Koskinen and Ilkka Suppanen

The first Young Designer of the Year prize in 2000 was given in particular recognition of an international breakthrough in the field of design. The prize jury selected two young cosmopolitan designers who have achieved broad international acclaim and professional collaboration with international companies, without compromising their ideas and concepts. The works of both these designers reflect a continuation of the Finnish design tradition in the interpretations of a new generation. Both designers have demonstrated deliberation, long-term effort and exceptional creative skills.