Porcupine is a visually striking and technically innovative lighting made of 3D printed resin, metal and LED by the Finnish designer, artist and architect Ilkka Suppanen. Pioneering in the field of 3D printed design, Porcupine was already conceived by Ilkka Suppanen in 2006 as a table lamp prototype.
This architectonic work, combining both organic and mathematical form, is breaking down the boundaries between design, art, craft and technology. Ilkka Suppanen has conceived Porcupine in three different versions: Resin, copper and wood, available on order in limited editions of 8.
llkka Suppanen is one of the world’s best known contemporary Finnish designers. Ilkka Suppanen studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, and Interior and Furniture Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He completed his studies at Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1992 and in 1995 he founded Studio Suppanen. His works have been showcased in prestigious international exhibits, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale and in the MoMA in New York, and his works are part of important museum collections such as the Centre Pompidou, the Stedelijk Museum, the Museum of Andewante Kunst, Cologne and the Helsinki Design Museum. Suppanen has won several domestic and international awards such as the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize, The Finnish Cultural Foundation Award and the Ilmari Tapiolassa Prize.