Mikko Paakkanen

Kangaspellontie 7 b 6
00350 Helsinki

T: +358505429298


1998- Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki

1994 Artenomi, School of Arts and crafts Vihti, Finland

'Designer needs to understand life and materials. In his work designer must question things, be foolishly brave a

nd if needed, humble. My work is guided by curiosity, 'what happens if I stick my tongue in a wall socket?' Through experimenting you often find something valuable.'

'For me making a chair is sculpting. I often work by making mo

dels of the final materials in 1:1 scale. It is not until by working with these models that I find the final form for the product. The most important thing in a chair is to find a good sitting position and to realize it in a controlled and aesthetically p

leasing manner.’