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Young Designer of the Year 2014:
Minna Parikka

Design Forum Finland’s Young Designer of the Year Prize of 2014 went to footwear designer Minna Parikka (born 1980). Minna Parikka is one of Finland’s best-known footwear designers. She founded her own Minna Parikka brand in 2005. Typical features of footwear by her are femininity and playful, even surreal, elements.  Her brand has had international exposure ever since its launch and it is sold in Europe, Asia and the United States. The prize jury observed that Minna Parikka has succeeded in creating significant and economically profitable business in Finland in the difficult and rare field of footwear design, and developed her unique approach in a persistent and goal-oriented manner. Her ambitious attitude and energy are reflected in the success of her brand both in Finland and abroad. (All this page's photos by deko./Pauliina Salonen)

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