The Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen (b. 1968) studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology and interior architecture and furniture design at the University of Arts and Design. He completed his design studies at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, in 1992. In 1995 he founded the agency Studio Suppanen, which provides strategic and integrated design services for international clients like Artek, Axis, Cappellini, Ferlea, Leucos, Lucente, Nokia, Zanotta, Marimekko, Saab Automobiles and many others.
In 1997 Ilkka Suppanen and his colleagues established the Snowcrash design cooperative, which was one of the most prominent Finnish design groups of its era. In 1997, Suppanen and his Snowcrash team got the Young Designer of the Year Award in Germany. In 1998 he was nominated for the Dedalus prize for young European Designers by Ettore Sottsass. In 2000, Design Forum awarded Ilkka Suppanen and Harri Koskinen the Young Designer of the Year prize. Suppanen also received the Scandinavian Bruno Mathsson award in 2006. Ilkka Suppanen emphasizes the added value design brings to the whole production chain from end-user requirements to finished products. Suppanen values long term projects that encompass innovation. The interest in production techniques and using different materials is always present in his work. Suppanen’s expression is airy and forward-looking, but sustains with pride the classic Scandinavian design heritage. His designs are innovative and functional and at the same time have a strong aesthetic identity. His most famous designs include the Iittala Fireplace, for which he received the Fennia Prize in 2009, the Rosebud chair designed for Vivero and the Everyday Holy mug created for Muuto. Ilkka Suppanen’s work has been on display around the world in places like the Venice biennials, Milan Furniture Fair and MoMA in New York. His design works have been selected for the permanent collections of several major museums, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Applied Art in Cologne.
Subscribe to Finnish Design Shop’s newsletter and you will be the first to learn about new products, campaigns and Design Stories articles.
Taxes and duties
All non-EU countries are shipped to on a DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) basis, which means that all product prices displayed are exclusive of all taxes and duties. When shipping internationally, you are responsible for any customs duties and taxes that are levied by your destination country. Finnish Design Shop does not collect these fees. All orders are shipped from Finland. Each productís country of origin is indicated in the documents (non-EU orders only).
Please fill in your local phone number and select the country from the menu on the left. Your phone number is required so that the courier or shipping company can contact you regarding the delivery.
Select shipping country
Please select your shipping country to display the correct pricing and available shipping methods.