International invitational exhibition presents ecologic designing. The itemsdesigns starting position was do it yourself self-assembly furniture or decorational object, witch is made from certified wood and recyclable materials. The exhibition introduced 35 objects ready for production from both finnish and foregin designers. The 3000 euros worth of price money donated by the Finnish FairFoundation was decided to share between two designers. The jury witch consisted of designers Tapio Anttila and Hannu Kähönen, sustainable developement expert Riitta Lempiäinen and the producer of the EcoDesign exhibition Jari Pirhonen Decided one sidedly to give a 2000 euro award for Aleksi Peltonen and his steplessly adjustable bookcase CLAMP. The jury agreed that the work fufilled the ecological requirements, works well, is easy to build, excellently finished and a aestethically well thought choise. A 1000 euro award went to SLEEPS a fully wooden bed frame. The jury thought the solution was insightful design. The bed is easy to build withoutany tools and is made completely out of wood. As a whole it is an aesthetically successfull production ready product. Tomi Laukkanen’s SLEEPS bed also reciewed a reward of 1000 euros worth of PEFC certified wood from PEFC-Suomi and Fiskarsin Laatupuu for ”insightful use of wood”.
In addition two honorable mentions was given to Kaarle Holmberg and his FESTARI table and chair set, and Milja Partanen’s POLKU product family.
The Jury noted that Holmergs work is an excellent example of an well thought three pice furniture, witch saves Storage and shelf space when packaged. It also is made from easy to recycle materials.
Milja Partanen’s POLKU product family is an furniture concept designed for compact spaces and is an excellent example of adaptability and minimlistic use of raw materials. There will beneed and demand for a product like this. All the works shown in the exhibition were well finished and according to the jury well executed.