Interior architect, SIO


Born 1944
Birthplace Helsinki, Finland

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

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

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