Mikko Laakkonen

Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo in 1974. After graduating as a musical instrument maker, he studied furniture design at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences and later received his Master's degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He has been awarded the number of international and national prizes, including: German Design Award (2017), Turkey Design Award (2016), Reddot design award honourable mention (2016), Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award (2016, 2015 & 2010), Muuuz International Awards 2014, Finnish Designer Awards ’14: Furniture Designer Of The Year, Reddot: best of the best design award (2013) Reddot design award (2012), and the Young Designer of the Year prize (2009).

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