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Interior Architect, SIO

1943
Born in Helsinki
1967
Graduates as an interior architect, University of Art and Design Helsinki
1967-70
Designer, Marimekko Oy, Helsinki
1971-
Own studio: furniture, exhibition and interior design and teaching
1975-1981, 1984-88, 1995-
Teacher at the University of Art and Design Helsinki
1971-75
Helsinki University of Technology
1973-75
Tampere University of Technology
2000-
Head of the Wood Studio at the Universty of Art and Design Helsinki
1985-88
Visiting lecturer at the University of Bergen
1995-96
Professor at the School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University
1985-88
Positions of responsibility in Form Function Finland magazine’s editorial staff
1985
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Armi Ratia Fund
1989-95
National Council of Crafts and Design
1997-
Nordisk Konst och Konstindustri Komite
2001-
Middle Finlannds Art Council


AWARDS AND GRANTS

1968
1st prize, Asko Oy
1969
The Kaunis Koti magazine grant
1971
The Association of Finnish Designers Ornamo grant
1980
1st prize, Espe Oy
1981
Habitare grant
Government 3-year artist grant
1983
SIO commendation
1984
SIO Award
1985
1st prize, Lahtidesign Furniture Award
1986
Finnish State Award of Applied Arts
1989
Government 15-year artist grant
SIO Award
1990
1st prize in INSPIRA Scandinavian invitation competition
1st commendation in Finnish Pavillion at the Seville World Expo architectural competition
1992
Forsnäs Award, Sweden
1999
Bruno Mathsson Award, Sweden
2001
Svensk Form, commendation, Sweden
Honorary member of Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo
2003
The Furniture Designer Of The Year 2003
Pro Finlandia Medal


FURNITURE DESIGN

APPART - Gent, Belgium
Asko Oy - Lahti
Artzan Oy - Posio
Avarte Oy - Helsinki
Botnia-Pine Oy - Kärsämäki
Economic-Kaluste Oy - Helsinki
Greenbox - Mikkeli
Haimi Oy - Helsinki
Inno Oy - Helsinki
Isku Oy - Lahti
Klaessons AB - Fjugesta, Sweden
Lapicea Oy - Laukaa
Lepofinn Oy - Villähde
Nikari Oy - Fiskars
Swedese AB - Vaggeryd, Sweden
Vivero - Helsinki
Yamagiwa Corp. - Tokyo, Japan


INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Alform Oy
Helsinki City
Residential home Wilhelmiina, Miina Sillanpäätiä
IBM
Joensuu library
Klikki Oy
Mainostoimisto SEK
Marimekko Oy
Rank Xerox
Erkki Ruuhinen
Finnish Post
Tamperetalo, chairs in the concert hall
The Heureka Centre, chairs in the planetarium and auditorium
Varis & Ojala Oy
Oy Wulff Ab
Öljynpuristamo Oy


WORKS IN EXHIBITIONS

1981-87
Finland Designs, Design Museum, Helsinki
1982
Finnland Gestaltet, Museum för Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York Landmark Center, St.Paul,
The Renwick Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Nature Design, Architecture, Granbrook Academy of Art, Michigan,
City Hall, Dallas,
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1983-85
Finnish Design, Karlsruhe, Apeldoorn, Gent,
Madrid, San Sebastian
1984
Furniture, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
Private Exhibition, Galleria Bronda, Helsinki
New Chairs from Scandinavia, Artek, Helsinki
1985
Le Affinita `Elettive, invitation exhibition, Triennale di Milano
Private Exhibition, Galleria Carelia, Milano
1987
A way of Life - Scandinavian Design, touring exhibition, Japan
1987
Puun kieli, Design Museum, Helsinki
1988
Finnish Design, Wales
IN-SPIRATION, invitation exhibition Axis galleria, Tokyo;
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Artemide, Milano
New Form from Finland, the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Museum of modern Art, Madrid
1991
Metsästä huonekaluksi, Design Forum, Helsinki
1991
Muodon puutarhat, Retretti, Punkaharju
1992
Scandinavian Design, Design Museum, London
Private exhibition, New Things, Design Forum, Helsinki
1995
Contemporary Finnish Design, the Museum of Modern Art, Nice
Genealogy of Nordic Design 20th Century, the Yamagiwa Art Foundation, Tokyo
Plans and other drawings, Hakala, Heikkilä, Järvisalo, Mäkelä, Sculptor, Helsinki
1996
Private exhibition, Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg
1997
Private exhibition, the Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
1997-98
Esthetics of Everyday, Nagoya Design Center, Tokyo, Helsinki
1998
SE -annual exhibition, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen
Finnish Modern Design 1930-97, Brad Graduate Center, New York
1999
Simo Heikkilä-Periferia design, Design Forum, Helsinki
2000
100 (one hundred invited designers), Makasiinit, Helsinki
2000-03
Finnish Design 125 years, Design Forum, Helsinki, Budapest, Berlin, St Petersburg, Sydney, Launceston, Christchurch, Auckland, Lower Hutt, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shenzhen
2003
Simmo Heikkilä, Piccolo Museum, Italy
Private exhibition, Local-Lukal-Lukaali, Design Museum, Helsinki
2004
Hapsu and Pietu, exhibition together with Petteri Laiti Rovaniemi Art museum
2005
’Feets on the grouund’ exhibition together with Pentti Hakala and Jouko Järvisalo, Cabel factory, Helsinki


EXHIBITION ARCHITECTURE

1981,1987
Finland Designs, Design Museum, Helsinki
1983-85
Finnish Design, Karlsruhe, Apeldoorn, Gent, Madrid, San Sebastian
1984
Design in America - The Granbrook Vision, Design Museum, Helsinki
1984-86
Ilmari Tapiovaara, retrospektiivi, Design Museum, Helsinki
1987
A way of Life, touring exhibition in Japan
Kari Virtanen, Artek, Helsinki
1988
New Form from Finland, the Royal Museum Scotland, Edinburgh and the Museum of Modern Art, Madrid
1989
Markku Kosonen, Galleria 25, Helsinki
1991
Fratres Spirituales Alvari, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
1992
Tulevaisuuden tekijät, Diana Galleria, Helsinki
1993
Graphica Creativa, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
1994
Postimuseo, permanent exhibition, Helsinki
1995
Pekka Vuori, Design Forum, Helsinki
Caj Bremer, Kauniit ja rohkeat, The Finnish Museum of Photography
Design for Architecture, international design exhibition, AlvarAalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Design Forum, Helsinki
1997
Esthetics of everyday, Nagoya Design Center, Tokyo, Helsinki
1998
Alvar Aalto, the architect permanent exhibition, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Tyhjät tilat, International Design Exhibition, Jyväskylä Art Museum
Aallon jalanjäljillä, Iittala Glass Museum
1999
Nokian renkaat, permanent exhibition, Nokia
2000-03
Finnish Design 125, Helsinki,
Budapest, Berlin, St Petersburg, Sydney, Launceston,
Christchurch, Auckland, Lower Hutt, Brisbane,
Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shenzen
2001
Skin and Soul, international symposium exhibition,
Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Complex Skin / Hidden Soul, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Puukko ja puukon kuva,
The Crafts Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2002
Huopa, International Felt Exhibition,
The Crafts Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2004
Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Artek, Helsinki
Finnish Ceramic, The Graft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2005
Design by Paavo Tynell, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
Cabinetmakers Kari Virtanen and Rudi Merz, Fiskars village


WORKS IN COLLECTION

Design Museum - Helsinki
Kunstindustrimuseet - Oslo
Kunstindustrimuseet - Copenhagen
Röhsska Museet - Gothenburg
Museum för Kunst und Gewerbe - Hamburg
Victoria and Albert Museum - London
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum - New York




chair Profiili T

local exhibition Iron pot with a ladle

local exhibition Knives

local exhibition Carpet as a measure

lamp Aspen cone

chaise longue Ratan

seat Tumppi

chair Light

bench

chair Flok

armchair TZ

armchair Palus feni arcticus

armchair Visio

exhibition design Iimari Tapiovaara retrospective

exhibition design New things

exhibition design Alvar Aalto, architect

exhibition design Living lights

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