22th of February 18:00-20:00
Opening night – Fennia Prize-exhibition & Arctic Design Week
Fennia Prize is one of the most notable design competitions in Finland. It is organized by Design Forum Finland, Fennia Group, Elo and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. In the competition companies and organizations are awarded for exemplary use of design in both designing and realizing products, services, business processes or concepts.
Design is part of the business operations of the most successful companies. The results of the Fennia Prize 2017 design competition, announced on Thursday 19 January 2017, explicitly indicate that the use of design brings advantage in international success and helps create a strong and distinctive brand. The Fennia Prize Grand Prix of €10,000 is awarded to Merivaara Corporation, a company that has made use of design in its product development for several years.
Merivaara Corporation, originally founded in 1901, provides operating-room systems and hospital furniture, exporting over 85% of its products. It employs some 120 people in four countries. The Fennia Prize Grand Prix is awarded for the Q-Flow™ Surgical Light which is the latest addition to the company’s product range and a bold solution in a highly competitive global market. Several innovations improve the level of hygiene in the operating rooms and make the work of the personnel more effective, among other features.
After Helsinki, the exhibition will come to Arctic Design Week in Rovaniemi.