Stala Wins Creative Communication Award 2023 for Innovative StalaTex Launch

Stala has been honored with the Creative Communication Award 2023 for its exceptional use of innovative technologies and online experiences during the launch of StalaTex. The prestigious recognition was awarded in two categories, including Online Experiences, Online Media, and Advertising - Innovative Technologies (VR and others).


The Creative Communication Award celebrates the most outstanding campaigns, creative solutions, and ideas in communication design, advertising, and digital media. This year, Stala stood out among the ground, and the C2A winners were chosen by a distinguished international jury, highlighting their exceptional talent.

This marks the second time in 2023 that StalaTex has received recognition. The first was the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023, a coveted seal of quality for products that exhibit outstanding high-quality design.

The StalaTex Launch

In 2022, Stala launched two patterned stainless steel collections – Trace by Gert Wingårdh and Grid by Matti Klenell. The launch was marked by a groundbreaking innovation: the creation of a completely new virtual reality experience, StalaVerse, which was finally integrated with reality. This innovation has now earned Stala recognition with the Creative Communication Award. The international jury also acknowledged the online experiences provided by the StalaTex launch.

This award-winning launch was the result of collaboration with multiple partners. Virtual Reality was developed in partnership with the Finnish high-tech company Movya Oy. The creative concept was crafted alongside the Swedish architect firm Wingårdhs, and the creative consultancy was provided by Matti Klenell, a renowned Swedish designer.

Celebrating the Best in Creative Communication

In 2023, submissions were reviewed in 18 competition categories and 90 subcategories by a panel of 43 jurors. The jury was composed of creative industry professionals from art and creative directors, curators, publishers, and other influential figures in the field.

Pasi Härkönen, Managing Director of Stala, expressed his pride in the company's achievement. "This is the first time Stala has received communication awards, and receiving such remarkable recognition is very special for us. I am so proud of our team who made this possible. The achievement differentiates our brand, validates our passionate and hard work, and serves as a third-party endorsement for our business. I am confident it will enhance our international visibility and generate interest in our creative design."

StalaTex: Revolutionizing Stainless Steel

StalaTex is a laser-sharp technology that redefines the use of stainless steel. It adds a touch of softness to steel, making it a laser-patterned stainless steel collection designed to last a lifetime. The StalaTex patterns remain resilient even in heavy use, reducing the visibility of scratches and dirt on the surfaces. This award-winning product is recognized for its sustainability and innovative approach to patterning stainless steel.

Watch a video: Online launch event from the virtual reality

Further information

Pasi Härkönen, Managing Director, Stala Oy, tel. +358 40 093 4119,

Anne Kanervo, Marketing and Communications Manager, Stala Oy, tel. +358 40 652 6165,

About Stala

Stala Oy is a Finnish design company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for functional home spaces. Our core competence is combining stainless steel, Scandinavian design and practicality. In our Lahti factory we manufacture products that have the Key Flag and Design for Finland labels. The patterned StalaTex™ stainless steel surfaces have been awarded the internationally recognised Green GOOD DESIGN Award, Red Dot Award: Product Design and Creative Communication Award. From September 2020, Stala has been part of Kovinoplastika Lož Group.

About Creative Communication Award (C2A)

The mission of the Creative Communication Award is to promote creativity, excellence, and outstanding ideas in communication design, advertising, and digital media.

The C2A is an international awards program, and promotional platform for communication designers, agencies, graphic designers, freelancers, digital media designers, and the worldwide creative community. The most excellent campaigns, creative solutions, and ideas are selected and awarded by the renowned international C2A jury.

The C2A is created by the Farmani Group as the sister initiative of the IDA International Design Awards.


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