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Press release, October 2010

Tapio Anttila Design wins the Green GOOD DESIGN Award

The interior designer Tapio Anttilas company Tapio Anttila Design has won the esteemed international Green GOOD DESIGN Award for its Tuohi product series. The award is granted by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The Tuohi product family comprises wall elements, trays and a light fitting made of birch bark. Mixing tradition and contemporary technology, the birch bark objects are produced ecologically and are fully recyclable. The Tuohi series is manufactured by Showroom Finland.

Tapio Anttila © Tuomas Heikkilä / Tuohi trays / Tuohi light fittiing / Tuohi wall element

Derived from the GOOD DESIGN® Award, the ecology-driven Green GOOD DESIGN Award is now being granted for the second time. This recognition is designed to emphasise the importance of sustainable design and to raise consumer awareness of companies that adhere to the principles of sustainable design in their operations. The jury, consisting of members of The European Centres International Advisory Committee, selected more than 100 representatives of sustainable design from thousands of submissions, covering 46 nationalities. Awards were granted in several categories. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., the GOOD DESIGN® Award is the oldest design award in the world. www.tapioanttila.com www.showroomfinland.fi www.europeanarch.eu www.chi-athenaeum.org

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