Teemu Järvi (born 1973) studied art in the Free Art School in Helsinki and received his Master of Arts degree in Spatial and Furniture Design from University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has become known for his work in the Järvi & Ruoho design office and the Vera chair, which Wallpaper Magazine selected as the most beautiful chair of the year in 2004. His work and illustrations have appeared in a number of international publications including International Design Year Book, Interni and Abitare.
Teemu Järvi has gained recognition in various design competitions (incl. Pro Finnish Design 2001, Caiazza Memorial Challenge 2003, and Vuoden Huiput 2013), won Carin and Erik Bryggman Award (2007) and received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (2004-2009). In 2004, Wallpaper Magazine named Järvi as one of the 15 Most Wanted Designers in the Future.