Fennia Prize 20

The design of legal services to a more customer-friendly approach brought Dottir Attorneys Fennia Prize Grand Prix of € 15,000.

Legal Design, combining strategic design with legal expertise, is the first ever service concept that has brought Fennia Prize Grand Prix in the Fennia Prize design competition.

In practice, Dottir’s Legal Design is an approach that uses design methods such as multidisciplinarity and customer-orientation in solving various legal challenges. This results in user-friendlier and more understandable legal services.

Fennia Prize is one of Finland’s most prominent design competitions. It is arranged by Design Forum Finland, Fennia Group, Elo and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. The competition awards companies and organisations that use design strategically in their business operations. This can become evident in many different ways through products, services or business concepts, for example.

In addition to Fennia Prize Grand Prix, four Fennia Prize Winner prizes of € 5,000 each were awarded in the Fennia Prize 20 competition. The receivers were Planmeca Oy for Planmeca Viso G5 imaging unit, the Swedish RideCake for RideCake electric light motorcycle, City of Turku for city guide system concept and pilot, and Woodio Oy for wood composite washbasins.

The following eleven companies received a Fennia Prize Honourable Mention: Charlie Care Oy (Charlie Collar dog collar), Fiskars Finland Oy Ab (Fiskars Norden axe), Hamari Auditorium Furniture Solutions Oy (Mono auditorium chair), Hive Helsinki Foundation (Hive coding school), Konecranes Global Oy (S-Series overhead cranes), Loupedeck (Loupedeck Creative Tool), Merivaara (Practico operating table), Planmeca Oy (Planmeca Solanna Vision dental operating light), Tampereen Raitiotie Oy (Tampere Tramway), Tarvas (Tarvas Explorer shoes) and Vieser Oy (Vieser Dot design drain cover).

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office also gave out the IPR Excellence prize of € 5,000 for the commendable protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). In 2020 the prize was awarded to two companies, Konecranes Global Oy for the patents and model rights of the C-series hoists and S-series overhead cranes, and for Woodio Oy for the patents and trademark rights of its wood composite washbasins.

The members of the competition jury of 2020 were Hanna Länsivuori from Fennia, Guy Julier from Aalto University, Anna Lauttamus-Kauppila from the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, Mikko Koivisto from Helen, Antti Mäkelä from design agency Aivan, Maria Sipilä from Sipilä Consulting Oy, Riikka Iivanainen from Aalto University, and Petteri Kolinen from Design Forum Finland as the chairperson of the jury.

Fennia Prize 20 is a part of the new Design Forum Finland Awards concept, which also includes Design Forum Finland’s other prizes, Kaj Franck Design Prize and Young Designer of the Year.

Press images are downloadable here.



Life is for living and experiences, that is why Fennia exists.

Fennia Group is the financial security partner of companies, entrepreneurs and private customers. We provide our customers with versatile expert services in insurance, risk management, savings and asset management. The customer always comes first and we work together for the benefit of the customer.

We support Finnish design because we want to promote entrepreneurship and company growth as well as be involved in creating thriving work communities. Better designed products and services improve the quality of life and the day to day of all Finns.

Our services are provided by accident insurance company Fennia; Fennia Life offering life, pension and savings insurance; Fennia Asset Management Ltd; property management service company Fennia Kiinteistöt Oy and Fennia-service Ltd.




Elo is a pension insurance company owned by its customers that manages the statutory earnings-related pensions of self-employed persons and the employees of client companies. One third of all Finnish companies and about 40% of self-employed people in Finland have chosen Elo to manage their pension insurance needs. We have been entrusted with the provision of future pensions of around 520,000 employees and self-employed persons, the payment of pensions for around 240,000 pensioners and the management of EUR 25 billion in investment assets.



The Finnish Patent and Registration Office

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) creates a stable basis for Finnish business life by registering companies and communities and by investigating and protecting intellectual property rights, e.g. trademarks, patents and design rights. PRH donates the IPR Excellence Prize.

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) provide (design) companies with a significant competitive advantage. IPR support a company’s branding – they are a marketing, communications and differentiation tool. IPR also offer companies a means of protecting their rights. With our IPR Excellence award, we want to highlight companies whose products contain new and innovative solutions that utilise industrial design in product development and that protect their products in a versatile manner – by utilising design copyrights and trademarks in particular – both in Finland and abroad.



Anne Veinola

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