Väre Decorative cushion by Sanna Paakki

Home > Winners > #46843


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Väre

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Decorative cushion

INSPIRATION:
I am mostly inspired by the Finnish nature. I spend time hiking and photographing in wilderness enjoying the all four seasons with plenty of colours one half of the year and the bare minimalism of the other half when the nature can be perceived in black and white.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
"Väre" cushion represents rough Nordic design. The outerior is made of genuine leather and 100 % felted wool. The style and quality have been designed to last time. The product has been designed and manufactured in Finland. Colours of the cushion are white, black, aniline, blue and light brown. The other side of cushion is always light gray.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Design of the Väre cushion is very special. At the same time its style is classic and fresh. Although its design is simple, it is not conventional. The simple style is suitable for many kinds of interior style.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
"Väre" decorative cushion was born in 2013 in Espoo, Finland. The first version was made from recykled leather and felted wool. The final product's design was ready in 2014.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The idea for this product arised from the will to effectively use recycled and left-over bits of furniture leather. The bits were just the right size to be used for those cushions. The sewing technique was designed so that the manufacturing process would be quick as the man-labour in Finland is rather expensive and cost-efficiency was of crucial importance in order to keep the manufacturing in Finland. This also contributes to the rough look of the item which, again, fits into the Nordic sphere.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 600mm x depth 300mm x height 170mm.

TAGS:
Cushion, decoration, furniture apparel, Nordic, leather, felted wool

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The materials used were tested extensively. The prototypes were used in everyday life in several homes. The leather used is good quality furniture leather. The wool used is durable, non-pile wool. All Miiko products have the distinguished Design from Finland label.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part of this design activity was finding right materials and manufacturer from Finland. Manufacturing is quite expencive in Finland. We wanted also to find high-quality materials without being too expencive. At the moment we use as much as possible left-over bits of furniture leather.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-27 08:06:57

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
Main photo: Markku Leutonen
Optional photos 1-3: Markku Leutonen
Optional photo 4: Sanna Paakki

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyright Sanna Paakki.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.miiko.fi
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Miiko Design Oy

PROFILE:
Miiko Design Oy is a almost two year old Finnish Company. The designer and the owner of the Company is 39 years old visual arts teacher Sanna Paakki from Tuusula Finland. All Miiko products are made in Finland. Miiko products are interior products, acessories and printed art. All products are made of quality natural materials.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Väre Decorative Cushion by Sanna Paakki is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Sanna Paakki when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Väre Decorative Cushion by Sanna Paakki is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Sanna Paakki.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Sanna Paakki.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |