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31.8.2019

Designer Tapio Anttila’s Kaj Franck Design Prize exhibition at Habitare

Interior architect, designer Tapio Anttila received the Kaj Franck Design Prize of 2018, awarded by Design Forum Finland, last November. His prize exhibition is on show at Habitare interior, design & furniture fair 11–15 September 2019, stand 6h50.

Tapio will also be interviewed by journalist Sami Sykkö on Arena Stage on Thursday 12 September. Kaj Franck Design Prize is one of Finland’s most notable design prizes and in 2018 it was awarded for the 27th time.

Tapio Anttila is an experienced interior architect and designer who has worked during his career both as an inhouse designer in a large organisation and as an entrepreneur in his own company. According to the prize jury, products designed by him feature insightful functionalities, good ergonomics and a confident, individual design idiom. With his own company, Tapio Anttila has been able to build a comprehensive Tapio Anttila Collection brand, the product portfolio and identity of which are fresh and distinctive. Anttila wonderfully carries on the Finnish design tradition in his own professional and creative way. During the past few years, he has extended his activities to China and Vietnam. Tapio Anttila’s exhibition at Habitare showcases the latest items from Tapio Anttila Collection as well as well-known classics.

The Kaj Franck Design Prize brings forth the central spirit and principles of designer Kaj Franck’s (1911–1989) oeuvre: high-quality, democratic and functional design that solves practical challenges and opens up new opportunities for companies excelling in design. A particular merit is if the rewarded designer brings beauty and joy to everyday life and enhances the quality of life. The prize sum is €10,000. The Kaj Franck Design Prize was established in 1992 by Design Forum Finland and it is funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation.

Kaj Franck Design Prize 2018 – Tapio Anttila
11–15 September 2019 Habitare, stand 6h50, Helsingin Messukeskus

Tapio Anttila in an interview with Sami Sykkö on Arena Stage Thursday 12 September 2019 at 12.00–12.30.

Photo: Timo Junttila