Mikko Paakkanen


 Bachelor and Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki

1994 Artenomi, School of Arts and crafts Vihti, Finland


Recent designs

2012 Himmeli installation with Saas Instruments for Midtown, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Asko-foundation installation, Helsinki, Finland

2012 June-Chandelier for Nikari, Finland

2012 Medal for European Athletic Championship Helsinki

2012 Magazine rack for Magaru, Japan

2012 Oak stool, studio Paakkanen, Finland

2011 Fractal wave-luminare, studio Paakkanen, Finland

2011 Bright corner-luminary, studio Paakkanen, Finland

2011 Origami-series, Magaru, Japan

2011 MP05-chair for Avarte, Finland

2011 Koti &Piha, garden products, Kekkilä, Finland

2010 Pythagora-chair

2010 Travellers guitar, Lottonen Guitars, Finland

2010 Lovesick jewellery series, Lovesick, Finland

2010 Aatos-chair for Avarte, Finland

2009 Koti & Piha, garden products, Kekkilä, Finland

2009 Dai Dai-chair for Magaru, Japan

2009 See-shelf and table for Magaru, Japan

2009 Obi-chair and table for Magaru, Japan

2009 Ime instruments for IME instruments , Finland

2009 Miles-lamp series for Saas Instruments, Finland

2008 90 degree-chair

2008  Tyyni-chair for Avarte exhibition

2008  Finland Exhibition,Cairo, Egypt

2008 Marilyn-lamp for Saas Instruments, Finland

2007 Neuvos-conference chair for Avarte, Finland

2007 Atlas-table for Avarte, Finland

2007 Medusa-lamp for Saas Instruments, Finland

2007 Chairs for Catholic Church, Germany

2007 Lazy-chair for Modus Natura, Singapore

2007 Tyyny-couch for Modus Natura, Singapore

Rudolf-chair series for Isku interiore Oy, Finland

2007 Skooli-light for Marimekko Oy, Finland

2006 Nietos 2-chair for Avarte, Finland

2006  Pontti-table for Punavuoren Puuhevonen Oy

2006  Aceos Info kiosk for Studio Helsinki Finland Ltd.

2005 Kide-beam chair for Avarte, Finland 

2005  Vino-couch series for Modus Natura, Singapore

Kantava-series for Hagi Chamber of Commercial and industry, Japan 2004
Alma Info kiosk for University of Helsinki, Finland

Kide-series for Avarte, Finland

2004 Nietos-chair and table for Avarte, Finland


Work Experience

2011 – 2012Tutoring teacher, WDC – pavilion, Helsinki, Finland

2010  Part time teacher, Aalto University

2006      Official design office Paakkanen

2006- 2009

Part time teacher, University of Art and Design

2003 Studio Helsinki  Finland Ltd.  Designer and production management for Studio Helsinki Finland

2002, 2006
Work shop teacher, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland

1998       Freelance designer

1995- 1999 Cabinet maker and quality controller at Fat Douglas Oy, Finland





2012 Sustainable Design from Finland, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Sustainable Design from Finland, Venice, Italy

2012 Form of Sound, solo exhibition, Design Museum, Finland

2012 Arjen aarteet, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Asko Avonius, exhibition, Helsinki Design Week

2012 My Box, solo exhibition, Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki

2012 Design en Seine, Paris

2012 Art Basel, Gallerie Maria Wettergren, Basel

2011 Latern park, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Köln I´m in studio, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Bright corners, HighLight gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Qubique, Berlin, Germany

2011 Suomi Now, Gallerie Maria Wettergren.Paris

2011 PAD London, England

2011 Finnische Dunkelheit, Berlin, Germany

2011 Unwrapped, London, England

2011 Eco design, Habitare fair, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Energo, Turku, Finland

2011 Avoin140, Design Museum, Finland

2010 Prototyp Köln, Helsinki, Finland

2010  Hirameki, Tokyo designers week, Japan

2010 Puun syy! Fiskars, Finland

2010 Eco design, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Glass design update, Helsinki design week, Finland

2010 Why Design Now, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA

2010 Finnish Glass Lives 6, The Finnish Glass Museum

2010 Lovesick, Milan, Italy

2010 Modernism, Design Museum, Finland

2010 Design Finlandês, Rio De Janeiro

2010 Art Paris, France

2009 FinDesign, Madrid, Spain

2009 Glass design update, Tokyo designers week, Japan

2009 Eco-design, Habitare fair, Helsinki, Finland

2009 In phase of shadows, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2009 Playful New Finnish design, New York, USA

2009 Muodon viemää, Fiskars, Finland

2009 IME instruments, Bite of Helsinki, Milan, Italy

2008 Art by Design, Gallerie Forsblum, Helsinki

2008 Nordic block, exhibition, South Korea, Soul

2008 How slow can you go, exhibition, Avarte, Helsinki

2008 Crooma gallery, Munchen, Germany

2008 Fenno folk, Design Museum, Finland

2008 Finish Design at Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

2008 HARDCORE New Finish Design New York, USA

2008 Eat and joy, Berlin, Germany

2008 Valohoitoa, Design Forum, Finland

2007 Made in Finland, Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland

2006 Designpartners 06, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Kallion Arkivaakuna, Gallery Alkovi, Finland

2006 Singapore Biennial, Singapore

Housing fair 2006, Espoo, Finland

2006 Re-interpreting nature, Design Forum, Finland

2006 Imu & friends, New York, USA
The Young Designer of the Year 2006, Design Forum Finland

2006 Forma fairs, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Cool Dozen Exhibition, Canada and China

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