Mikko Paakkanen is one of the most important artists and designers of the new Nordic generation. Internationally
known as a fu
rniture designer, he is the founder and main designer of Studio Paakkanen.
Originally educated as a cabinetmaker, Paakkanen is fond of materials of fine quality and customized manufacturing methods. As years went forward, Paakkanen understood that his true interests lie in inventing new solutions and solving problems. By combining these two talents in his work today, Paakkanen can see things from both the designer’s and the carpenter’s point of view.
Paakkanen’s works are housed in numerous museum collections, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Design Museum Munich, the Röhrska Museet Göteborg, the Design Museum Helsinki and the Wakita Museum Shimokawa.
Paakkanen also teaches at Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland.