Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo, Finland in 1974.
After training as a musical instrument maker he studied design at the Kymenlaakso Polytechnic (Bachelors of Arts degree) and at University of arts and Design Helsinki.(Master of Arts degree)
After several years of working at design offices Mikko founded his own design studio at 2004 in Helsinki.
Mikko has participated in several International exhibitions including Abitare con il rame 2007. Materia e colore / Triennale di Milano Promosedia Caiazza Memorial Challenge 2007 - Section by Invitation, Rehti exhibitions at the Milan furniture fair 2005, 2006, 2007 Saunabus exhibitions, 2003.
Mikko has also awarded The Young Designer of the Year Prize in 2009 and special mention on Design Report awards in 2005.
Today Mikko Laakkonen works for various international clients in the areas of product and furniture design.