Svensk Form announced their 2018 scholarships on May 26th at their annual meeting. This year held in the "Ark" on Kvarntorpshögen in Kumla, Sweden. Johan Kauppi received the scholarship from Axel Larsson's Memorial Fund. The scholarship is designated for an individual studying or working in Sweden in the field of furniture design, furniture crafts or interior design - performing an innovative and functional or otherwise meritorious work within the field.
The jury statement reads:
"Johan Kauppi’s design clearly reflects the purpose of the grant and reveal a mature form language characterized by simplicity with clear basic forms, quality in every detail and examples of great knowledge of materials and techniques based on Swedish craft traditions. The sophisticated design of different spatial objects can be used both for interiors and outdoor environments with a sustainability that will last for long both materially and visually."
Svensk Form - The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design - is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad founded in 1845. Read the official press release by Svensk Form.