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Young Designer of the Year 2007:
Julia Lundsten and Janne Kyttänen

Shoe designer Julia Lundsten (b. 1975) and designer Janne Kyttänen (b. 1974) were awarded Design Forum Finland's Young Designer of the Year 2007 prize. Based on the designers' strong personal conception of design and intelligent insight into design and methods of manufacturing, these companies display international promise in both content and business skills.

The award jury noted that Julia Lundsten and Janne Kyttänen represent the best of Finland's internationally oriented young designers. Through their bold decisions and uncompromising work they are deepening the diversity of design and expanding its international character. At the same time, they express in their works the traditions of Finnish design – clarity and pure lines without ignoring a playful light touch