What is Ornamo Award?

The Ornamo Award is a prestigious recognition given to designers each year. The purpose of the award is to present the versatility and value of design, to show the effectiveness of the design and to maintain the quality of designers’ skills. Renewed in 2022, the Ornamo Award is given annually for special merit in the field of design.

The Ornamo Award is awarded annually to design professionals or groups selected as the Frontrunners in Design with changing themes.

Two stages

In the first phase of the competition, Ornamo members can nominate suitable candidates for the various prize categories.

The Frontrunners in Design is chosen by Ornamo’s annually changing jury based on proposals made by Ornamo members. In 2022, the jury will include the chairperson of Ornamo’s board Katja Soini (Design Lead, Vahanen / Afry Oy), Pirjo Kääriäinen (Professor and Designer, Aalto University), Outi Ugas (Designer, Positive Impact), Tapani Jokinen (Strategic Circular Economy Consultant, Tapani Jokinen Design) and Lauri Kokkila (Partner, Inventure Oy).

Frontrunners in Design 2022