Kaj Franck awardees at Habitare

The receivers of the Kaj Franck Design Prize from the three last years, awarded by Design Forum Finland, are showing their work at Habitare design fair next week.

These are the winner of 2020, designer, interior architect Ilkka Suppanen (stand 6f69); textile designer Johanna Gullichsen from 2021 (stand 6b60), and this year’s prizewinner cabinetmaker Kari Virtanen (stand 6f48). All three are interviewed on the Arena stage at the fair. The program also includes a presentation by furniture designer Tapio Anttila, the receiver of the prize in 2018, who will be recounting the story of his furniture brand. The Finnish Fair Foundation is the main sponsor of the Kaj Franck Design Prize.

Photo: Design from left Ilkka Suppanen, Johanna Gullichsen, Kari Virtanen
Kaj Franck Design Prize 2020 Ilkka Suppanen, Il Silenzio, lamp
Kaj Franck Design Prize 2021 Johanna Gullichsen, Doris
Kaj Franck Design Prize 2022 Kari Virtanen, Biennale, oak, detail, photo: Nikari