Call for Entries – German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017
Wanted: Forerunners of Ecodesign – outstanding sustainable products, services and concepts. Already in its sixth year, the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 is looking for visionary ideas: As the highest distinction of Ecodesign in Germany, the award recognizes outstanding sustainable products, services and concepts.
Design Forum Finland share the results of the Fennia Prize 2017, won this year by the Merivaara Corporation.
Design is part of the business operations of the most successful companies. The results of the Fennia Prize 2017 design competition, announced 19 January 2017, explicitly indicated 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 was awarded to Merivaara Corporation, a company that has made use of design in its product development for several years.
Design or Die is a collaborative program to help educate and provide new skill sets for Finnish designers and design students.
Design education providers must be able to respond to the shifting needs of the job market and wider society. The immaterial value generated by design is increasingly important as material values decline, and it is important that designers have the skills that reflect this development.