Huld Design Award 2023

Winners Revealed for Design Award 2023 Competition!

After careful deliberation, the jury has made their decision, and we proudly present the Design Award 2023 winners:

  • 1st Prize: “Latu” by Heikki-Veikko Lämsä, Emil Aukusti Mäenpää & Markus Salmi
  • 2nd Prize: “LYS” by Hanna Voßgätter genannt Robusch & Alicia Hammerich
  • 3rd Prize: “Leni” by Lilja Nikkilä & Birgitta Jalkanen

In addition to these remarkable achievements, the jury would also like to extend honorable mentions to several exceptional teams whose contributions stood out among the rest:

  • “Kone Smart Garage” by Jouni Karsikas
  • “Beyond Cool Park” by Hanna Härkönen
  • “Escalight” by Marek Ševčík

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Design Award is here!

Get ready to rumble! We are challenging every design school of Finland to come up with a winning idea – how to make people’s everyday life easier.

Huld Design Award is a competition for finding new product or service ideas that focuses on users and their needs. The competition is for design students, our talents of tomorrow.

By organizing this competition, we want to support students and promote the value of design. Both are the key in changing the world for the better. This year, Design Award’s key focus is on making people’s everyday life easier.


Partnering with KONE

To bring the competition alive, we are partnering with KONE. With the mission to improve the flow of urban life, KONE designs next-generation physical + digital products and services and aims to inspire urban dwellers with engaging people flow experiences. We have been collaborating closely for over 10 years in multiple areas of engineering, technology, and innovation. We share the same passion for designing a world beyond tomorrow.

Visa Rauta, Head of KONE Design will be judging the competition with us. We are eager to see, what the next generation comes up with for the Design Award 2023.


KONE in brief

The KONE’s mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, KONE makes people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2021, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10.5 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees.


Rule Book & Materials

See the detailed competition Rule Book and Program here.

See the Kick-Off presentation materials here.

See the Q&A document here. Latest update 3.3.2023.


Follow this webpage to get the latest information.