Theme of the EcoDesign 2012 exhibition was wood material. The exhibition presented unique and ecological products made of wood. Products had to be made of at least 80 percent of certified wood, and 20 percent of some other designer´s self-chosen ecological material.
Renowned Finnish designer Kristiina Lassus invited to be the curator of the exhibition. Kristiina Lassus (b. 1966) is a designer and Creative director experienced in product, corporate identity and brand development. She has broad experience with product design, with production technologies and materials, and with leading and managing creative individuals and teams.
As a designer Kristiina Lassus has a marvelous sense of colors and decoration. She designs rugs, which are manufactured in Nepal and India using traditional
hand made technics. Lassus’s serie of rugs was awarded with Red Dot in 2008 and 2010.
As on previous years the EcoDesign 2012 Special Exhibition exhibited designs from top-class international designers and emerging young talents from Finland and abroad. New design and sustainable development form an interesting foundation for the designers’ visions of a more ecological tomorrow. It was the first time when the entries were curated by jury, managed by the curator. The jury chose the products, which meets best the requirements of EcoDesign exhibition, to be exhibited.
Images of the exhibition are available here.
Three designers were awarded EcoDesign recognition award at the 2012 EcoDesign exhibition at the Habitare fair. James Irvine (UK/Italy), Rudi Merz (Finland) and Sebastian Sandelin (Finland) shared the EUR 5000 prize
donated by the Finnish Fair Foundation. The winners were chosen by curator Kristiina Lassus who acted as the Chair of jury.
Abe, Yuki & Salonen, Anna
Haoming, Zhou & Mengfei, Jia
& Chen, Wang
Lahtua-Supply, Anneli &
& Budtova, Dina
& Russkih, Dina
Pasanen, Kirsi & Kentta, Mikko