Finland: At the forefront of Design

In 2017, Finland will turn 100 and reach new heights! In fact, Norway has promised to gift Finland a mountain (see here).This begs the question, as to what will take Finland forward?

I believe that it is the amalgamation of design, culture and unique heritage that will give Finland a unique opportunity in the global, digital economy. Finland should probably take a stronger hold on their biggest asset – their design thinking mindset.

Finland’s design story dates back to 5 key milestones:

  1. The Aalto Stool (193o’s)

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2. The Aalto Vase (1930’s)

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3. The Ball Chair (1960’s)

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4. The block Lamp (1990’s)

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5. Marimekko’s Textiles (2012)

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At the core of Finland’s heart is design; that creates everything. Might it be newer products, technologies, textiles or architecture, Finland will need to re-invent and adapt itself to newer, emerging markets.

Design is more than something that looks beautiful.. It is simply just a way of living.

#wewilltakefinlandforward

 

 

 

 

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