FELISSIMO > 200th Anniversary Finlayson × FELISSIMO Design Competition

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In 2020, the textile design competition was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Finlayson. We received over 2300 designs from Finland and Japan.

Finally, Two grand prizes were selected.
This two works will be stored in the Finlayson Design Archive.

Grand Prix

*The two grand prizes are displayed in alphabetical order in English titles.

Cho no mure

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Cho no mure

Designed by kijinichijo

I wish the person wearing the textile feels "the joy of being able to run freely outside".

We may feel more beautiful when things like flowers and butterflies gather together. It is a scenery I cannot see because their number is gradually decreasing due to environmental change. Things which existed when I was young but have been forgotten over time.

Judge's comments

Finlayson

A wonderfully simplified and interesting execution of the butterfly motif. The butterfly is a common motif in textile design, but this execution by Kijinichijo is entirely new and brilliantly illustrates the movement of butterfly wings. A simple, yet versatile design with multiple potential uses.

FELISSIMO

An impressive design that captures the moment when the butterflies took off all at once.The work. Is geometric but organic, simple yet complex. It’s also attractive that the impression is likely to change depending on the color combination.
Saku

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Saku

Designed by Akiko Tsurusaki

This design is one of four patterns that I created to represent the four seasons that are being threatened by global warming. Both Finland and Japan have beautiful four seasons to be proud of I am afraid that this cycle will disappear in the near future.

In Saku, the laid-back vitality, passion, energy, and strength of the sun are expressed by comparing them to the large summer flowers.

Judge's comments

Finlayson

The design by Akiko Tsurusaki has a sympathetic and happy look, radiating the beauty of summer and flowers. The design is pleasantly naivist, and the patterns ripped from paper add a positive sense of nostalgia to the design, like a memory of childhood summers at their best.

FELISSIMO

A powerful composition full of vitality and vivid colors. Delicate design ripped from paper makes feel warm. This bright and hopeful work is worthy to be elected “now”, the time full of anxiety due to Corona vortex.

Initially, we planned to have two winners, but since all the works submitted were pretty impressive,
we decided to give two additional prizes for special designs;
one chosen by the audience; ”Audience Favorite”,
and one by Finlayson design team; "Finlayson Favorite".

Audience Favourite

Dialect

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Dialect

Designed by Noora Typpö

Beauty, that I would miss, can be found in languages around the world. Dialects are a huge part of our cultures, habits and the ways we live. Older dialects are constantly disappearing while new ones are forming.

I created this pattern design with the technique of 'word weaving'.
I chose suitable words and started weaving with the letters. In this design, you can find words like 'dialect', 'kotoba' (Japanese: 'word' or 'language'), 'murre' (Finnish: 'dialect') and 'sana' (Finnish: 'word').

The end result is a meandering collage about the beauty of words, language and dialects.

Judge's comments

Finlayson

The design by Noora Typpö is a fine execution of an abstract, fascinating topic: languages and dialects. The design is clever, simplified and, at the same time, rich in its pattern and skilfully designed as a rapport.

Finlayson Favourite

Dialect

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Ohikiitävät

Designed by Kaisla Kujanpää

I was travelling by bus and watching out of the window.

It was a beautiful summer day and the fields full of flowers were passing by.
They were so beautiful but at the same time, I think they are so normal and invisible for most of the people.
We are just driving past them not seeing the beauty.
I wanted to make a pattern about these unnoticeable flowers and plants.

Judge's comments

Finlayson

The design by Kaisla Kujanpää features a beautiful, delicate hand-drawn line with a beautiful thought in the background. The simple, graphic execution wonderfully depicts the nature of flowers and grasses.
Judge's general comments

This brief was tackled by an astonishing number of designers and with great enthusiasm. The task of the Jury was made easier by the fact that people approached the brief ambitiously, but also more difficult, because the quality of the entries was extremely high and different perspectives provided new thoughts on the competition theme itself.

A big thank you to all the designers and congratulations to the winners, but also to those who did not win! Let's continue to work together to try to protect the beauty all around us.

Finlayson and Felissimo finally selected the two Grand Prizes, which will save in Finlayson's design archives.

The two works that won the grand prize will be commercialized and
will be sold by Felissimo around this summer.