Awards and honours


Prizes and awards:

1946 First Prize, design competition for engraved glass, Iittala Glassworks.

1947 First and Second Prize, banknote design competition arranged by the Bank of Finland. 

1948 First and Second Prize, souvenir design competition of the A. Tillander jewellery firm

1951 Lunning Prize, United States

1951 Four prizes in the competition for a postage stamp for the Helsinki Olympics.

1951 Three Grands Prix, the IXth Milan Triennial

1952 ”The Most Beautiful Object of 1951",House Beautiful magazine, United States

1954 Three Grands Prix, the Xth Milan Triennial

1958 First Prize in the invited competition ”Department Store and Life 2000”, Brussels World's Fair

1958 Medal of the Year, S.I A. (Society of Industrial Arts), London

1960 One of four prize-winners in the Industrial Cutlery invited design competition of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, United States

1960 Grand Prix and Gold Medal, the XIIth Milan Triennial

1962 One of four prize-winners in an invited design competition of the Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik (BASF), Mannheim

1963 Golden Obelisk, Domus magazine, Milan

1963 Silver Medal, the XIIIth Milan Triennial

1963/66/67/69/73 Gold Medal of the President of Italy, Faenza International Ceramics Competition

1963 Premio Internazionale, International Ceramics Competition, Vicenza, Italy

1968 Honorary Prize, the Finnish Cultural Foundation

1972 Eurostar Prize, Barcelona, for the Finlandia Vodka bottle, container glass series


1955 Order of the Lion of Finland – Pro Finlandia Medal

1964 Honorary Royal Designer for Industry, Royal Society of Arts, London

1971 Honorary doctorate, Royal College of Arts, London

1971 Honorary Member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London,

1972 Honorary title of academician

1975 Honorary Member, Diseñadores Industriales, Instituto Politechnico Nacional, Mexico City

1980 Medal for Creative Work, Teosto organization

1980 The Prince Eugen Medal, Stockholm

1981 Honorary member, Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

1982 Academico di Honor, Academia Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico

1983 Silver Medal, Académie de l’Architecture, France