Finnish Design Yearbook 2010-11May 2010
The third Finnish Design Yearbook 2010–11is scheduled to appear in May 2010. The publication will contain a broad overview of both products, concepts, designers and manufacturers involved in contemporary Finnish design. In addition to presenting hundreds of products, it will also discuss topical issues in design with articles by experts and interviews with leading actors in the field. Primarily aimed at the international market, this book in English is an up-to-date reference work on design and an excellent idea for a corporate gift. The international distribution will include bookstores, sales on the Web, design fairs and events, and the press. Running to over a hundred pages, the yearbook will appear in an edition of 6,000.
Among other issues, Finnish Design Yearbook 2010–11 will explore design as a tool of business success, a means for creating a better life and a better society, an aid for the commodification of innovations, and as an aspect of self-expression. The yearbook also reflects coming events such as Expo 2010 in Shanghai and Helsinki's role as World Design Capital in 2012.
Editor Anne Veinola, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)9 6220 8119
Sales Susanna Otranen, email@example.com, +358 (0)9 6220 8132
Press release 14 April 2010
PR-tools for design exportSeptember 2010
In order to support professional development for Finnish designers in international markets, Design Forum Finland in partnership with the Finnish Institute in London co-ordinates a design export pilot training for Finnish designers with upcoming exhibitions in London and Tokyo in 2010. The pilot project started at the end of March in Helsinki with a one-day workshop, aiming to coach the participants to develop their PR and communication skills with the international media and customers in mind.
The second phase of the training takes place in London in June 2010, focusing on the features of the local design and media market in London. The training programme will continue later in an evaluation of international design export projects. More information
Producer Laila Alanen, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +358 50 548 4114
Head of PR Animaya Grant, animaya.grant(a)finnish-institute.org.uk, tel +44 (0)20 7404 3309
Hirameki Design x FinlandOctober2010
Hirameki Finland Design Sparks at Ozone 2010 presents a broad overview of the authentic attitude of Finnish design and lifestyle during Tokyo Designer’s Week in 2010. Hirameki is produced by Design Forum Finland in collaboration with Living Design Center Ozone and the Finnish Institute in Japan. The curators of the exhibition are industrial designer Harri Koskinen and designer Ilkka Suppanen.
Project Manager Sirpa Fourastie, email@example.com, +358 (0)9 6220 8125
Project Manager Hanna Punnonen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 (0)9 6220 8116
Press release March 30, 2010
Press release 28 October 2010
Fennia Prize at Hirameki
Design Forum Showroom at Hirameki
Project archive 2008
Project archive 2009