Saunalahti comprehensive school by Verstas Architects, photo: Tuomas Uusheimo
In recent years Finnish education has ranked very high in international comparisons (see the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, for more). According to Finnish architects Verstas, this success is due in part to municipalities investing in quality school architecture.
Juno chair by James Irvine for Arper
The Design Guild Mark Awards, now in its sixth year, “mark and reward the work of the finest designers working in Britain and the best of British designers working abroad” according to their UK-based patron, the Furniture Makers Company. Among 2013′s recipients is the Juno chair by James Irvine for Italian design brand Arper. Design Guild Marks reward excellence specifically in the design of furniture in volume production.