Bringing you the best design-focused content

Provided by Finnish Design Shop

What’s it all about?

FDS Influencer Awards reward and highlight the most inspiring online content and its creators within the fields of design and interiors. Provided by Finnish Design Shop, the competition brings together all those with a passion for first-rate design.

The public vote is now closed – thank you to all voters! The winners will be announced on 20 April 2021.

Here’s what we’re looking for

Authenticity, quality, and a unique edge – these principles guide everything we do at Finnish Design Shop. It may come as no surprise that these are also the qualities we appreciate in design-related, inspiring online content!

We are looking for a content creator who…

  • Appreciates high-quality design that delights for years to come
  • Creates genuine, original content that stands out from the crowd
  • Provides inspiration equally for everyone, in an engaging manner

Take a peek at our shortlist of influencers, who delight with design-focused content!

Here’s how it works

Step 1

12–18 March 2021

We want to hear from you – submit your favourite influencer by filling out the nomination form. Our team of design professionals will hand-pick the top contenders based on your nominees.

Step 2

30 March – 12 April 2021

Time to vote for the Community Favourite! Take a look at our curated set of content creators and let us know who deserves the praise, with one simple click.

Step 3

20 April 2021

Drumroll, please – the winners are revealed! While your vote determines the Community Favourite, our esteemed jury will also choose a total of four winners, one for each jury category.

Categories and prizes

Design Influencer of the Year

With a keen eye for great design and a passion for sharing it with the world, this creative content virtuoso receives the jury’s main prize: the coveted title of Design Influencer of the Year.

Prize sum: 4,000 euros

Community Favourite

A public vote determines who receives praise as the first-ever Community Favourite. Lauded for their unique content, this individual has earned your vote – and their place on everyone’s most followed list.

Prize sum: 1,500 euros

Rising Star

This brightly burning influencer has proven to be the one to watch. Complete with a solid understanding of what makes outstanding design, we expect to see impressive feats in the future from the Rising Star title holder.

Prize sum: 1,500 euros

Most Visual Influencer

Equipped with the utmost regard for visually striking imagery, this award recipient’s content inspires others to similarly make interior magic. Whether their style is minimalist or plentiful, the Most Visual Influencer leaves a lasting impression.

Prize sum: 1,500 euros

Most Engaging Influencer

Can’t wait to see what they do next? Neither can we. Known as a definite conversation starter, the Most Engaging Influencer has creativity to spare. With the know-how to fascinate, this invididual treats the community to diverse content in various forms and channels.

Prize sum: 1,500 euros

Meet the jury

Teemu Kiiski

Founder & CEO, Finnish Design Shop

Maija Rasila

Interior Architect, Finnish Design Shop

Mikko Vaija

Editor in Chief, Design Stories, Finnish Design Shop’s online magazine

Nina Bruun

Founder & Creative Director, Nina Bruun Design Studio

Provided by Finnish Design Shop

FDS Influencer Awards is brought to you by Finnish Design Shop, the world’s largest online store specialized in Nordic design. Here, you’ll find all the major designers, brands and design classics, but also interesting new products that suit the Nordic style. We ship carefully curated, high-quality furniture, lighting and accessories to over 180 countries.

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