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Kari Asikainen

 

Interior architect Kari Asikainen (born 1939) started his furniture design works collaborating with Korhonen (present P.O.Korhonen Oy) and in 1969 the first chair of Asikainen "Kari 1" came in production. Altogether Kari product ranges have been produced over one Million pieces. Addition to the Kari series, “Scheletro”, "Pikku Kari" for kindergartens, "Carbonara", with carbon fiber reinforced very light chair, and the "Salus" collection for old people and invalids are his representative works.

www.karidesign.fi

 

Timo Saarnio

 

Interior architect Timo Saarnio (born 1944) started his own interior design studio in 1982. It was also the beginning of his career as furniture designer and he started to participate in various design competitions. Since 1992 Saarnio has been collaborating with well-known furniture companies internationally as a freelance furniture designer. Considering the functionality of furniture in various space and production process, simplicity is essential factor for his furniture design. Prize-winning Una-chair designed for P.O.Korhonen Oy in 1995 is a good example, it is simply made out of only one plywood component without joints.

Samuli Naamanka

 

Interior architect Samuli Naamanka (born1969) is known as a versatile designer whose work combines carefully form with creative technical innovation. Environmental design and innovation are also his speciality. Patent inventions of Graphic Concrete, patterning and colouring technology for concrete surface are his groundbreaking works and his most recent development is the seat of the COMPOS chair - produced from 100% biodegradable natural composite fibre. Naamanka's works include the prize-winning Clash chair and Uni chair, which show his aesthetics and innovation in their structure.

www.samulinaamanka.com

Mikko Halonen

 

Mikko Halonen (born 1976) studied furniture design at Lahti Institute of design and received a Master's degree in Furniture and Spatial design from Helsinki University of Art and Design (present Aalto University) in 2010. In 2000 he studied at Kingston University School of 3D-Design in London as an exchange student.
He has designed furniture for several companies in Finland, such as Martela Oyj, P.O.Korhonen Oy and Skanno as freelance designer since 2002.
Mikko Halonen's designs combine everyday functionality with an approachable form.

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