Studio Kauppi & Kauppi spent a fantastic week in northernmost Scandinavia. Johan had the great honour to be invited as guest teacher at Sami University where the seminars where held in both Kautokeino, Norway and Inari, Finland. An exciting week with amazing people and beautiful snow-covered landscapes.
"The Archiproducts Design Awards 2107 spotlight the most virtuous cooperations between brands and designers, and the innovations of their products as well, celebrating the successful results that today are writing new chapters in the history of architecture and design.”
The international jury, whose members are 40 among the most influent international architecture firms, in synergy with the Archiproducts Design Awards team, awarded Kebne Outdoor Gym by Nola Industrier out of over 600 candidate proposals coming from all over the world.
Kebne, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi, was awarded Winner in the Category of Outdoor, due to its: Concept / Product graphics and semantics / Functionality and operability / Userfriendliness.
Amazing news! 3 designs by Kauppi & Kauppi receives prestigious prizes in German Design Award 2018 in design collaborations with Nola Industrier and Glimakra of Sweden!
”The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honor unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape.
The Gold award stands for international design excellence. Gold is only awarded to the best of the best in each category of the German Design Award.
The jury of the German Design Award 2018 is made up of 42 design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are recognized leading authorities in their respective fields.” The prize ceremony will be held February the 9th in Frankfurt am Main at the international fair Ambiente.
The outdoor gym Kebne receives a precious GOLD award in the category of Public Design. “The award makes us especially proud since the aim for this product is to welcome everyone regardless of age, gender or conditions. We believe Kebne can make an important difference in people’s life’s!” says Nina Kauppi. The Kebne Outdoor gym was launched 2017 in collaboration with Swedish company Nola Industrier, one of Scandinavia’s leading manufacturers of contemporary outdoor products.
Wakufuru, a sound absorbing furniture family in solid wood receives GOLD in the very prestigious category of Furniture. Johan Kauppi has designed a delightful family of tables, benches and islands with hidden sound absorption for Glimakra of Sweden, specialized in acoustic design solutions for public spaces.
“I'm proud of the recognition Wakufuru and Subtle receives. Both product families are designed with a special desire to continue the long tradition of woodworking and benefit from the acoustics expertise at Glimakra of Sweden. The products are restrained and genuine, at the same time they carry a large amount of innovation. Just like the company behind the products”, says Johan Kauppi.
Subtle is a family of sound-absorbing room dividers inspired by trestles, rewarded WINNER in the category of Office furniture. The design is a collaboration between Johan Kauppi and Glimakra of Sweden.
Vallastaden 2017 is an urban living expo held between September 2-24 in Linköping, Sweden.
The exhibition shows several new bridges, and one of them is Tartubron (The Tartu Bridge) by White Arkitekter and Johan Kauppi. Vallastaden presents the bridge: "The red bridge over Smedstadsbäcken has become a symbol of Vallastaden. The bridge is designed to provide an experience of a living room on the water; a feeling of being invited. With red wood panels and expanded metal lining, Tartu Bridge resembles a red exclamation mark located in the middle of the district."
We´re happy to have been chosen "Designer of the month" at Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden! We will highlight and exhibit two of our new design projects from this year. Wakufuru table and benches designed for Glimakra of Sweden and Kebne outdoor gym by Nola Industrier. The exhibition at Form/Design Center will be open daily from 2:nd of august until the 31:st.
We can highly recommend stopping by Glimakra of Sweden´s booth, showing and presenting many interesting news - as always! Some of this years news are designed by Johan Kauppi and are all products with sound absorbing properties.