Kaj Franck

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Kaj Franck (1911-1989) was one of the leading figures of Finnish design and an influential figure in design and applied arts between 1940-1980. He was artistic director of the Arabia ceramics company (now part of Iittala Group), but created designs for other companies as well.[1]

The Design Forum Finland awards the yearly Kaj Franck Design Prize to a designer or team of designers working in the spirit of the late Kaj Franck. Recipients of the prize include Simo Heikkilä and Oiva Toikka.[2]

The Mint of Finland released a collector coin with the theme “Kaj Franck and Industrial Art” in January 2011. The coin commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.[3]

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