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CURRICULUM VITAE

1967-2016
Birthplace Kauhajoki, Finland

Education:
1986 Kauhajoen Lukio, High School Graduate
1988-89 University of Helsinki / Department of Computer Science
1989- Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Finland

Work experience:
1993- Partner and founding member of Valvomo Architects Ltd.
Valvomo is a studio of seven designers and architects. We design architecture, interiors, furniture and lighting www.valvomo.com

2008- Valvomo is partner of concept agency YATTA
www.yatta.fi

Some exhibitions:
1996 Artgenda, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 Shivering Timber, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
1997 Snowcrash design exhibition, Milan Design Week, Italy
1997 Snowcrash design exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Designers Block / 100% Design, London, UK
1998 Scandinavian Design, Köln Design Museum, Germany
1998-2002 Köln International Furniture Fair, Germany
1999 Biennale de Giovani Artisti dell%27Europa del Mediterraneo, Rome, Italy
1999-2003 Milan International Furniture Fair, Italy
1999 Living rooms, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Finnish Design, Design Forum Finland
2000 100-exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
2001 Workspheres, MoMa, New York, USA
2000-2001 Young Nordic Design (worldwide tour)
2002 Idée / Tokyo Designers Block, Japan
2002 Designers Days, Paris, France
2002 Form of Finland, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Bridge Guards, Helsinki Design Week, Finland
2005 Valvomo Exhibition, Milan Design Week, Italy
2006 Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
2007 Valvomo Exhibition, New York Design Week, USA
2007 Design Partners, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Martela, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden
2008 Martela, Milan International Furniture Fair, Italy
2008 Nightingale, IIDEX, Toronto, Canada
2008-2009 Nightingale, Neo-Con Chicago, USA
2009 Helsinki Madrid FinDesign, Central de Diseno Madrid, Spain
2010 Martela Open House, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Martela Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden
2011 Unwrapped Finnish Design, London Design Festival, UK
2011 Unwrapped Finnish Design, Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

Awards and Prizes:
1998 Good Design Award (Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design) for Globlow-lamp
2001 The Museum of Modern Art MoMA (New York) has included the Globlow- lamp in the Design Collection