FINLAND – YLE is organising a competition for the new Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) trophy. Two finalists came up out fo 24 submitted proposals. Members of the jury were product designer Saara Renvall, Design Forum’s executive director Petteri Kolinen, UMK producer Anssi Autio and online producer Sandra Saulo.
Minna Viitalähde (right) explains: “Resting on the table, it resembles a sturdy microphone but the prize is not any lifeless chunk. The ball works in the same way as snowballs that each of us has held in our hands at least once in our lives. The glitter flowing in the ball is like a beautiful reminder of the confetti dropping on top of the winner.”
Heikki Herranen (left) explains: “The prize of the Finnish New Music Competition must represent Finnish values, be elegant, responsible and, above all, impressive. As a result, the idea behind the HH20 Award is a pure and clear design language that celebrates the flow of new music in all its simplicity.”
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