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The aim is to encourage the use of fur in design products for example in furniture and also in totally new areas.

Branch: Entrepreneurship and business

Duration: 01.09.2011 – 30.06.2014

Region: Ostrobothnia

Financed by: European Union European Regional Development Fund, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Concordia, VASEK and Municipalities in the Vaasa region

Further information: Pia Blomström, +358 50 3368746,

Project Manager: Pia Blomström


Centria University of Applied Sciences/The Center for Fur Design and Juthbacka Cultural Centre  combined their knowlegde and started an EU-project together.

FutureFURstudio is located in Ostrobothnia, Finland. It serves the whole fur trade and design field:  companies, designers, teachers and students. The aim is to encourage the use of fur in design products for example in furniture and also in totally new areas. In the project models of activities corresponding to the needs of the design companies were developed, an open and innovative environment were created and the design knowledge was developed on international basis. The FutureFURstudio also created new networks between designers and manufactures.

Financing of the the project

The FutureFURstudio -project was financed by the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia and municipalities in the region.

Project main lines

Product development services
Companies/designers are able to come and test their ideas in their collections through the guidance of professional furriers. The project offers companies/designers different kinds of product development services.

Creative workshops
The project arranged several creative workshops. Designers and professionals from different countries worked together  with a given theme and designed innovative collections made mainly from furs produced in Ostrobothnia.

International marketing
The collections designed in the workshops were shown  at the most important international fashion fairs, exhibitions and other events.

FutureFURstudio –project has developed different kind of education modules in English. Modules will be organized by CENTRIA University of Applied Sciences.  More information about modules and contents on FUR MODULES section.

Don’t hesitate to take contact if you have any questions.


Project Manager
Pia Blomström      
+358 50 3368746