Versodesign Oy

Product 2: Felt carpets, table cloths…
© Versodesign Oy
Producer: Versodesign Oy
Verso Design Oy
Mäntypaadentie 7 B
00830 Helsinki, Finland
verso.design@versodesign.fi
Tel. +358 9 75 54 740
Fax +358 9 75 54 750

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Economic field: Interior design, textile

Part of/ linked to greater unity/ why this product: Felt is a traditional material used in Finland. It has been used for clothes from shoes to hats, and other textiles.
The material is still largely used and has a positive reputation. Craftsmen seem to like the material.

Innovative aspect: The new concept of carpets, table cloths, how these can be formed of pieces and modified according to the situation and the visual aspect desired.

Information about the product:
- Period the item is from: 1995-
- Usage: table ware, carpets…
- History and philosophy:

From the Verso Design website:
“Finnish Verso Design Oy is specialised in interior products of personal design and high quality. The company was established in 1997, and its first product is Verso carpet designed by interior decorator Kirsikka Savonen and textile artist Tuttu Sillanpää. In 1996 the Verso carpet was rewarded as an innovative product concept in a competition named Wood of Finland, which gave the impetus to the production of the Verso carpet. After that the collection of products has increased, containing now not only carpets but also table top equipment, textiles and accessories. Products are made from wool, linen and wood. Personal design and material choices make the products exciting and suitable for both home decoration and office interiors. Many of the products are ecological and non-allergenic. The company’s most important export markets are in Europe, Japan and U.S.A. In the future the company aims to continue its personal product strategy, offering onwards its results to the export market with purchasing power. “

Awards:
Polku carpet:
- Reporters Dozen
Habitare furniture fair, Helsinki, Finland 2001
- Pro Finnish Design 2001
citation
- Nuorten Forum, Helsinki, Finland 2000

Verso carpet:
- International Designpreis Baden-Württemberg 1999
Design Center Stuttgart, Germany
- Elmia Trä -98
Sweden
1. Prize in the furnishing category
- Wood of Finland 1996
2. Prize in the category of Innovative Industrial Wooden Products

Knowhow, skills, working methods used: Water/ laser cut of felt

Producer information
- Turn over: N/A
- Number of employees: 6

Reference: http://www.versodesign.fi