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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.

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Biography

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

After years as an inhouse designer, 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.

Recent areas in his career is own product concept Tapio Anttila Collection and new cooperation with the best Chinese furniture brands.

Anttila’s design has received several high-profile international design awards, like thirteen times Good Design Awards for various products, two times Green Good Design 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 the 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.

 

Tapio Anttila

The most important confidential post

2010 - A few memberships or chairman posts in Finnish design competitions i.a. EcoDesign Slow Wood, South Wood Project, Euro Modo, Between Tradition and Future and Estonian Design Award 2012
2012 Member of the Lahti Design Advisory Board and World Design Capital steering group
2006-08 Member of the goverment of the Finnish Association of Interior Architects


Awards

The most important awards and prizes

2018 Good Design Award (two awards)
2017 Top Designer Award (China)
2017 Rantasalmi Award (Finnish wood design award)
2017 Good Design Award
2018 Good Design Award (two awards)
2015 Good Design Award (three awards)
2014 Good Design Award
2013 Good Design Award
2012 Good Design Award
2011 Good Design Award
2005 Good Design Award
2015 Green Good Design Award
2010 Green Good Design Award
2016 Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation Award
2014 Interior Innovation Award
2011 Interior Innovation Award
2014 UPM Grada Designer of the Year
2012 Furniture Designer of the Year, Ornamo
2011 EcoDesign Award
2010 EcoDesign Award
2011 A’Design Award
2012 Fennia Prize
2009 Fennia Prize
2005 Fennia Prize
1999- several prizes in the international and national design competitions

The most important grants

2016 Furniture Foundation
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2013 Furniture Foundation
2011 The Finnish Cultural Foundation of Päijät-Häme
2009 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2006 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2007 Ornamo Design Award
2002 The Finnish Foundation of Visual Arts New York

Exhibitions

Numerous internationally renowned solo and group exhibitions, design weeks and export initiatives in i.a. Milan, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Budabest, St Petersburg, Shenzhen, Fukuoka and London

Lectures

Several international lectures in seminars i.a. Feeling For Wood and design happenings, Berlin, Tokyo, Budabest, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Shenzhen and Oslo

Publications

Numerous publications in international design magazines i.a. Wall Paper, books, web articles, blogs etc., own writings in professional magazines and web pages i.a. Design Forum Finland blog

Museum collections

Products in collections of museums: Chicago Athenaeum: The Museum of Architecture and Design, Minneapolis Instute of Art, Design Museum Helsinki

 

Contact

Tapio Anttila
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Puustellintie 2, 5. krs
FI-15150 Lahti Finland