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Mikko Kärkkäinen

country Finland

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Mikko Kärkkäinen is a Finnish designer with a training as a carpenter. Mikko Kärkkäinen is the founder and main designer of the Finnish design company Tunto Design. Being also a carpenter, Mikko knows what can be done and what cannot be done, he has the needed technical preparation for creating a product without anyone else correcting or telling what to do. This way the final product is completely his own creation.

Tunto Design – Tunto is a Finnish word which means feel – is known for high quality, fresh designs and innovativity. The company aims for the best possible quality and finishing in everything they do, at the same time maintaining an ecological approach in the design and packaging of their products. All their products are handmade with love at their own workshop, from the best wooden materials. Wood is their specialty.

Mikko Kärkkäinen’s most famous products are the eye-catching LED wooden lamps, which have won prestigious awards including the Red Dot Design Award in 2009 and 2010 and the Good Design Award. LED are innovative lamps that combine modern technology, wood and simple design language in a creative way. The hidden touch-sensitive switch gives the user a true feel of the material and finishing of these unique products. Another innovative product by Mikko Kärkkäinen is the M3,  a versatile storage box combined into a seat. With the M3, made of birch plywood, you can store away your items and sit on top of them. The M3 seat and storage box is available with multiple illustrations and patterns.

 

Mikko Kärkkäinen