Finnish companies to celebrate nation’s centenary
Finland’s coming three-figure birthday will see big Finnish firms taking part in the party; for example, many news stamps will feature Finland’s independence.
According to Posti, many subjects on the stamps have been eagerly awaited, such as Moomins and a reprint of the first Finnish stamps. In May, The Finland 100 – the Face of Finland stamp sheet will contain facial photos collected from Finns during a campaign in autumn 2016.
Polaris, the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built, will bear the Finland 100 logo on its fore bulkhead. According to its owner and operator Arctia, the theme for Finland’s centenary “Together” also suits the design and construction of the vessel, as it was built in Helsinki by Finnish shipbuilders.
Fiskars, one of the official partners of the project, will donate the park area of Dagmar in Källviken, Finland, to Finns for a period of 100 years, for a token rent of one euro per year. Before the handover in August 2017, Fiskars will restore the nature trails, dock, and surroundings of Dagmar Spring in Källviken. Fiskars will also submit an application to the Uusimaa ELY Centre for establishing a nature reserve in the area.
In addition to the Dagmar Park, Fiskars will commemorate the celebratory year by launching an anniversary collection that highlights past decades, sustainable design, beloved and well-recognised patterns. The anniversary collection will include 45 special products from Fiskars, Iittala, Arabia and Hackman.
Altia will also launch a collection of wines called Wine Gallery. Wine Gallery Suomi Finland 100 collection includes both white and red wine and a champagne. The labels will feature frescoes by Tove Jansson, Party in the City and Party in the Countryside.
According to Helsingin Sanomat, in total about 40 companies have officially partnered up with the Finland 100 campaign.