Ornamo Award Ceremony


Join us at the 2019 Ornamo Award event to celebrate the nominees and to network in the Lower Foyer of Musiikkitalo, Helsinki Music Centre, on 5 December 2019. The guests will be entertained by Stadin Juhlaorkesteri and some bubbly. Mari Kiviniemi, Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation, will reveal the winner of the 2019 Ornamo Award. Book your seat at this year’s most exciting design event!

The nominees for the 2019 Ornamo Award are visionaries of design. In addition to having a business-oriented mindset, they share an interest in materials and life-cycle thinking.

Textile designer Maija Arela is known not only as the founder of the family-owned Arela, famous for its sustainable fashion, but also for her work for the International Color Consortium. Industrial designer Ville Kokkonen carries out futuristic, ecological design projects for his own company, conducts research in materials development and teaches at Aalto University. Shoe designer Minna Peltomäki is revising the Pomar brand by addressing the northern climate, ethical consumers and the ageing population.

The event language will be English, and the panel discussion will be moderated/hosted by Walid O. El Cheikh. There is no fee to attend this event, but registration is required. Please register here. 


Time: 5 December 2019 at 5 pm.
Location: The Lower Foyer, Musiikkitalo – Helsinki Music Centre, Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki



5 pm Music by Stadin Juhlaorkesteri

5.40 Welcome

5.45 pm Panel discussion with Ornamo Award nominees

6.30 pm Handing out of the Ornamo Award by Mari Kiviniemi, Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation

7–8 pm Music by Stadin Juhlaorkesteri

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