Many factors will impact future living developments, such as environmental questions, redefining the concept of family, multiculturalism, the aging population, and digitalisation. The 'Home Revisited' design competition was looking for solutions to these and many other changes. It is launched by the Asko Foundation to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The competition aimed to create new innovations for the home of the future.
Among international competition, Finland has the opportunity to design and manufacture products and services that accommodate future changes. Design together with multidisciplinary expertise will play major roles in the future. Asko Oy has always had a strong influence in developing the Finnish home, and home improvement is an essential part of Asko Foundation’s activity.
The competition reviews homes and living in a manifold way through service design, spatial solutions, product design, and technical solutions, as well as any combination of the above. The winner of the competition is to receive 30,000 euro. The winners will be announced on 6 September 2017 at Helsinki Design Week.
An international jury of academics, architects and design professionals will judge the contest. The jury will be chaired by professor Hannu Kähönen, a board member at the Asko Foundation, and the members are architect Helena Sandman, design strategy consultant Jane Withers, architect and professor Pertti Kareoja, and professor Eric C. Yim.
The competition received a total of 152 entries from 20 countries. Four continents were represented: Europe, North and South America and Asia. The farthest proposal arrived from Ecuador, 10,900 kilometers away.
The jury paid attention to the innovativeness of the entries and their fitness for use, the potential for commercial and industrial production, and their design quality. Awarded entries demonstrate a high level of design expertise and use of interdisciplinary ideas.
You can see more detailed information about the finalist works at
www.askonsaatio.fi and www.helsinkidesignweek.com