January 13, 2015

Prestigious Good Design awards to Finnish talent

Tapio Anttila’s Mixhanger was one of the award-winning products.
Tapio Anttila’s Mixhanger was one of the award-winning products.
Tapio Anttila

The Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design has presented its annual Good Design awards for 2014. From Finland, interior architect Tapio Anttila and the companies Kera Interior, Magisso and Fiskars were among the award winners.

Anttila received three Good Design awards for his PL-2 mailbox, ON easy chair and Mixhanger clothes hanger. He has previously won six Good Design awards.

Kera Interior, specialising in interior home lighting, was awarded for Laskos, a hanging light designed by Kristiina Lassus. Laskos lights have already been exported to India, Norway and Hungary and exports are expected to grow. This is the third Good Design accolade for Kera Interior.

Magisso, a company manufacturing kitchen utensils, was recognised for its Naturally Cooling Ceramics series designed by Simon Stevens. Fiskars won the award for its Razor Edge shears.

Good Design Awards is the oldest and one of the most prestigious design award programs in the world. The program’s emphasis is on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics.

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