ILKKA-SUPPANENbyPIERRE_BJORK

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.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

Exhibitions
2016 Solo Exhibition in Design Museum Helsinki Finland
2015 Solo Exhibition in Röhska Museum in Gothenburg Sweden
2013 Èclat, solo exhibition Gallerie Maria Wettergren, Paris
2012 Broken, Solo Exhibition, Gallerie Forsblom, Finland
2010 Hirameki Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Hardcore exhibition, New York, U.S.A
2006 Ilkka Suppanen + Harri Koskinen exhibition, Design Museum of Finland
2005-2007 SAUMA, Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, USA
2003 The Q exhibition – Tokyo Japan
2001 Work spheres, MoMA, NYC, U.S.A
2000 Hothouse, Kortrijk, Belgium
1998 Modern Finnish Design, Bard Graduate ctr. NYC, U.S.A.
1997 Snowcrash exhibition Milan, Italy
1992 The Fifth International Exhibition of Architecture, The Venice Biennale, Venezia, Italy

Awards
2015 Söderberg prize, Gothenburg Sweden
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation prize, for crossing the borders in design, Finland
2015 Ilmari Tapiovaara prize, Helsinki Finland
2013 Interior Innovation Award in at IMM Cologne Germany
2012 Red Dot, Best of the Best award, Essen Germany
2009 Asko Avonius prize, Finland
2008 Good design award, Chicago U.S.A
2008 fennia Prize, Finland
2006 Mathsson-Prize, Mathsson Foundation, Sweden
2001-2004 Art Council of Finland, 3 Year art scholarship, Finland
2001 Avotakka award, Finland
2001 Young designer of the Year prize, with Harri Koskinen, Finland
1998 Finnish National Award for Young Art (together with designers Timo Salli, Teppo Asikainen and Ilkka Terho for the Snowcrash exhibition)
1995 Habitare Prize, 1st Price at student competition, Alessandro Mendini as jury

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