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Interior architect, SIO

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1944
Birthplace Helsinki, Finland

Training:
Interior designer, SIO, Institute for Applied Arts (now University Of Art And Design Helsinki), Helsinki, Finland 1971

Exhibitions:
2004 'Chairmania' exhibition / Tokyo, Helsinki, Tallinn

Acknowledgements and awards:
1999 SIO furniture award at the 'Habitare' fair in Helsinki, Clip chair
1998 Chair of the Year, Udine, Italy Pack chair
1996 Gold Prize, International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa-96, Japan Woody chair
1996 1st prize, Forsnäs 100 Years Competition, Sweden Duetto chair
1996 Roter Punkt Award, Germany Una chair
1990 State Industrial Design Award

Grants:
1997 Three year State artist's grant

- Own design office since 1982
- A freelance furniture designer since 1992
- Taught at the University Of Art And Design Helsinki
- Elected positions in SIO and ORNAMO, the Finnish Association of Designers