The Arctic Design Awards have been announced on Thursday, March 23. At the Awards Nights event held at Korund in Rovaniemi. The international BRP Design Competition awards were also handed out at the event.

As the design-intensive company of 2023, the jury chose a family business founded in Rovaniemi in 1970 that designs and manufactures playground and exercise equipment, theme parks, and park and street furniture. Lappset Group sees its mission to promote the well-being and health of people of all ages through exercise. According to the jury, in pursuing this, Lappset has used design consistently throughout the years to stand out from its international competitors.

Johanna Ikäheimo got on stage to receive the award. Johanna is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Lappset Group and a Member of the Board of UArctic.

- Lappset Group clearly responds to the competition's goals. The jury greatly appreciates the fact that the Lappset Group, which has ventured from Lapland to the world as an export company, has shown the ability to survive even in the changes of the last few years, starting with the corona era, explains jury chair Päivi Tahkokallio .

The jury also thanked Lappset Group for the fact that its product design and planning is mainly done in Rovaniemi. The value of wood material has been consistently understood as a friendly, even acoustically suitable material suitable for children's play environments. The wooden products are made in Rovaniemi, from Finnish wood grown in accordance with sustainable development. In addition, the jury draws attention to the fact that the company strives to promote environmental sustainability as well as social sustainability.

The Lappset group's parent company and nine subsidiaries employ 400 experts in different fields in eight countries. The distribution network covers more than 60 countries. Turnover is 66 million euros, operating profit 3.5 million euros.

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