SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019

  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019
  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019
  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019
  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019
  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019
  • SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2019

Awarded to Ari Kanerva by the Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO

“Ari Kanerva (b. 1976) has created his version of modernism. Kanerva is an international designer, whose furniture designs have a certain "Finnish touch". He stands out as an enthusiastic, inventive and recognisable designer with his own distinctive style.” Ari Kanerva has designed Kaara,Tuttu, Pinta, Pii and Taite furniture collections for Vivero.

Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy

  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy
  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy
  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy
  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy
  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy
  • Silver A' Design Award 2018 Italy

La Table collection, design Jouni Leino & Teppo Vahteristo

The Silver A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 5% percentile designs that has achieved an exemplary level of exellence in design.

Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2015, Sweden

Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2015, Sweden

Ilkka Suppanen has been awarded the world's largest annual design award - Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize.

“In Ilkka Suppanen’s world the complicated is made simple, and the simple large. With trust and a humanistic eye, he puts substance before style and person before design”.

The prize of Torsten and Wanja Söderberg was founded by Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Fund to denominate the hundredth anniversary of Torsten Söderberg. The purpose of the prize is to promote Nordic handicraft and design and strengthen the collegial co-operation within the Nordic countries. The prize committee consists of representatives of five Nordic countries.

Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2015

  • Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2015
  • Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2015
  • Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2015
  • Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2015

Awarded to Ilkka Suppanen by Aalto University.

Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention

  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention
  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention
  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention
  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention
  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention
  • Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention

Fennia Design Prize 2014, Honorary Mention, Päre Acoustic Wall design Mottowasabi, Yuki Abe & Anna Salonen

Fennia Design Prize - competition is the biggest design competition in Finland organized every second year by Design Forum Finland.

SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2010, Timo Ripatti

SIO Furniture Designer of the Year 2010, Timo Ripatti

ELLIPSE chair designed by Timo Ripatti wins 2009 SIO Furniture Award Timo Ripatti has also been honoured as the 2010 Furniture Designer of the Year.

Fennia Design Prize 2009, Honorary Mention

Fennia Design Prize 2009, Honorary Mention

Fennia Design Prize 2009, Honorary Mention, Ellipse chair design Timo Ripatti

Fennia Design Prize - competition is the biggest design competition in Finland organized every second year by Design Forum Finland.

SIO Furniture Award 2009

  • SIO Furniture Award 2009
  • SIO Furniture Award 2009
  • SIO Furniture Award 2009
  • SIO Furniture Award 2009
  • SIO Furniture Award 2009
  • SIO Furniture Award 2009

ELLIPSE chair designed by Timo Ripatti wins 2009 SIO Furniture Award

The Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO has selected the ELLIPSE chair as its 2009 Furniture of the Year. This honorary award was presented in the Ahead! Design District of the Habitare 09 trade fair on 9 September 2009 to the designer of the chair, SIO Interior Architect Timo Ripatti, and to its manufacturer, Vivero Oy.

The award committee issued the following statement explaining its choice:

“Timo Ripatti’s work exemplifies the confidence and contemporary vision of a characteristically uncompromising designer. As a three-dimensional item, ELLIPSE is graphically and sculpturally well balanced. The dimensions of the chair have been considered with great care and its details have been settled with firm resolve. The minimalist lightweight leg structure emphasises the plasticity and powerfully independent form of the seat. The technical aspects of manufacture are of the highest standard and the item is fully finished in every detail. ELLIPSE is ideally suited to its purpose of enabling impressive seating arrangements in public buildings.”

Asko-Avonius Award 2009

  • Asko-Avonius Award 2009
  • Asko-Avonius Award 2009
  • Asko-Avonius Award 2009
  • Asko-Avonius Award 2009

Asko-Avonius Prize to Ilkka Suppanen, September 8th 2009

The Asko-Avonius Prize by the Asko Foundation was awarded to designer Ilkka Suppanen on September 8th 2009 for his significant work in developing Finnish furniture and interior design.

In selecting Suppanen, special attention was payed to his versatility within product design, architecture and graphic design. The Asko-Avonius Prize is granted every third year and its receiver is chosen by the board of the Asko Foundation.

Fennia Design Prize 2007 Honorary Mention

Fennia Design Prize 2007 Honorary Mention

Fennia Design Prize 2007 Honorary Mention, Rosebud chair, design Ilkka Suppanen.

Fennia Design Prize - competition is the biggest design competition in Finland organized every second year by Design Forum Finland.

Interior Phenomenon 2007 Honorary Prize

Interior Phenomenon 2007 Honorary Prize

VIVERO awarded the ”INTERIOR PHENOMENON 2007” Honorary Prize by Interior Designers SI.

“A strong sign of our time is the phenomenon of the designer driven company Vivero. For decades Vivero has predicted the future by developing its production processes and its innovative image. Vivero has the abitility to incorporate the creative work of designers into the business activity.

The Vivero furniture collection is also worth a honorary. It represents a clean and modern design including comprehensive and continuous furniture. The Vivero contract furniture is characterized by exceptional humour and material combinations; the designs also suit modern private homes.”

Asko-Avonius Prize 2006 to Simo Heikkilä and Yrjö Wiherheimo

  • Asko-Avonius Prize 2006 to Simo Heikkilä and Yrjö Wiherheimo
  • Asko-Avonius Prize 2006 to Simo Heikkilä and Yrjö Wiherheimo
  • Asko-Avonius Prize 2006 to Simo Heikkilä and Yrjö Wiherheimo
  • Asko-Avonius Prize 2006 to Simo Heikkilä and Yrjö Wiherheimo

The Asko-Avonius Foundation has awarded interior architect Simo Heikkilä and professor Yrjö Wiherheimo the Asko-Avonius Prize in the year 2006 for their significant work within the field of interior and furniture design. The Prize ceremony took place on May 17th, 2006. The Asko-Avonius Prize is granted every third year. In the Prize motivation the Foundation mentions that Heikkilä and Wiherheimo ambitiously has concentrated on developing the Finnish furniture design and the use of wood in looking for new applications. They have worked both together and separately in addition to teaching within the profession.

Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen

  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen
  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen
  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen
  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen
  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen
  • Bruno Mathsson Award 2006 to Ilkka Suppanen

“Ilkka Suppanen has been awarded the Bruno Mathsson 2006 Prize. Ilkka Suppanen has as a designer and architect successfully cared for and developed the innovative, functionalistic scandinavian design tradition. With his creativity and professional ambition, he tests new materials and new technologies in an unconventional way. Ilkka Suppanen is one of those young Finnish designers, who with local sense and global perpective will continue the international story of Finnish design.”

First Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2003

First Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize 2003

Awarded to Yrjö Wiherheimo by University of Art and Design Helsinki.

Ornamo Ball Honorary Prize 2001 to Vivero

  • Ornamo Ball Honorary Prize 2001 to Vivero
  • Ornamo Ball Honorary Prize 2001 to Vivero
  • Ornamo Ball Honorary Prize 2001 to Vivero
  • Ornamo Ball Honorary Prize 2001 to Vivero

Ornamo Art and Design Finland is an expert organisation for designers.

“Ornamo Ball is awarded to companies as recognition for exemplary artistic design work. Ornamo has granted the Ornamo Ball to companies since 1961.”

Graphic Designer of the Year 1999

  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 1999

Aimo Katajamäki, Awarded by Grafia.

Aimo Katajamäki has created the Vivero graphic programme and several posters. Aimo Katajamäki has received the "Junior of the Year" award by Grafia in 1992 and he has been selected the Graphic Designer of the Year in 1999. The University of Art and Design in Helsinki awarded him the "Pallas Athene" Prize in 2007. Aimo Katajamäki won the award of the Best Poster during the 20th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw 2007. The poster series Vivero's "Funny Furniture Animals" was then awarded the Gold Medal.

Scandinavian Design Management Prize 1994

Scandinavian Design Management Prize 1994

National nomination / Vivero Oy

S.I.O. Prize 1991

S.I.O. Prize 1991

The Best Finnish Interior Design project

Awarded to Yrjö Wiherheimo for Ekono OTA IV office building interior design by Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO.

S.I.O. Prize 1984

S.I.O. Prize 1984

The Best Finnish Furniture Design

Awarded to Yrjö Wiherheimo and Simo Heikkilä for Divani sofa system by Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO.

Habitare Prize 1981

  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981
  • Habitare Prize 1981

Awarded to Yrjö Wiherheimo and Simo Heikkilä by Finnish Fair Corporation for Visio-100 chair.