Finnish interior architect Tapio Anttila is an awarded and versatile freelance designer. Simplicity, ascetic form language and functionality, not forgetting subtle humor, are the best words to describe his design.


An interior architect and a designer based in Lahti Finland, Tapio Anttila (b. 1962) is a versatile freelance designer. Anttila works extensively in fields of object, concept and interior design. He is particularly interested in wood and working it in a modern way, while still honoring traditions. When designing furniture, he focuses on functional pieces for home and public space.


After years as an inhouse designer, in 2005 Anttila established his own business, Tapio Anttila Design. Anttila’s clients include many Finnish companies and also Italian companies i.a. Riva1920. Products designed by Tapio Anttila are available in design stores in Finland and around the world, for instance at MOMA Design Store in New York. Recently he started a new career as co-founder and main designer in the manufacturer company called Nordic Hysteria.


Anttila’s design has recieved several high-profile international design awards, like eight times Good Design Awards for various products, Green Good Desing Award and two times EcoDesign Award for sustainable design. He was also awarded as the Furniture Designer of the Year 2012 by the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo.


Ecological aspects are one of the most leading values in Tapio Anttila’s design. Simplicity, ascetic form language and functionality not forgetting subtle humor are the best words to describe his design.



Iconic Awards - Interior Innovation 2016

7.11.2015 Interior Innovation 2016

New Day&Night sofa bed was awarded Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation 2016 selection!
Award is organised and run by the German Design Council (the Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH).

"Innovative top performances from every product sector in the industry are what guide
the image of the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Innovation and ensure a high level of awareness on the market."

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AleksiBoksi competition

Tapio Anttila design won the AleksiBoksi design competition arranged by the city of Lahti.

AleksiBoksi competition winners were announced in Apolifoorum event in Lahti.
Our design, called "Loisto" won the 1 st prize, and will be realized to the main street
of the city centre of Lahti, Aleksanterinkatu, the during year 2016.


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