Iikka summarizes the Futudesign ethos: he is an industrial designer enthusiastically creating bike frame joints while simultaneously competent in contributing to urban planning. Iikka takes usability seriously and is ready to refine solutions until they meet his high standards. Drawings turn tangible in Iikka’s design process. Before one notices, a product model turns from Rhinoceros to a 3D-printed prototype.
Auvo has solid experience in construction drawing and realizing architecture, always following projects persistently through. As a broad-minded guy, he embraces new ways of developing cities and pushing architecture forward. Auvo has weathered in Kristiansand nearly for two years when working on the construction site of the Kilden Performing Arts Centre.
The camera loves Aleksi, and thus he has been advocating architecture on Finnish TV. Along with public appearances, he also feels at home on the construction site. Aleksi is great at carrying out projects and making things happen. Aleksi has a comprehensive architecture know-how and experience in property development through his other company Poseidon Helsinki. He has also acquired construction industry developer training. Aleksi teaches sustainable city planning at the Aalto University.
Teemu is Futudesign’s advanced geometry unit. He loves algorithmic and parametric architecture and has a great command in 3D modelling on a variety of programs. Teemu embraces new ways of production: already in 2005, he designed pavilions using robotics and CNC fabrication. Teemu teaches city planning at Aalto University.
Risto is a meticulous doer. When architects might think something is ready, Risto adds the cherry on top with fabrics, upholstery and details. Him taking pleasure in finishing details has proven valuable in several projects. Risto masters materials, keeping informed on new developments in the field. As part of interior designs, he conjures exquisite custom furniture with character.
Enthusiastic and energetic by nature, Fanni is especially passionate about the use of color and fascinated by the wow-effect in design. Her lively and playful approach shines through her designs, which have frequently been featured in media and exhibitions internationally.
Sara approaches design in a carefully considered and sensitive way. Possessing broad experience in spatial and interior design, the guiding principle in her process is user experience, resulting in overall harmonious and well-balanced interiors.
Veikka’s strongest points include a thorough knowledge of architectural history and landscape planning. His designs often feature classic, elegant elements reaching over a broad range of scales. Possessing a sharp eye for consistency, he picks up on details without losing sight of the whole.
Humorous and pragmatic, Tiina approaches design through the users’ perspective. Enthusiastic about new concepts and approaches, she has experience in participative design from Finland and abroad. She enjoys working on multiple scales and takes an interdisciplinary approach in design.
Teppo possesses an in-depth knowledge of materials and furniture design. Especially wood and its various applications belong to his area of expertise. His practical, down-to-earth approach and sensitivity to material lend Teppo’s designs a distinctly human character.
With a commercial background in design, Anni has experience in building solid brand identities through a combination of spatial design and visual branding. Coordinating multidisciplinary design teams has given her a thorough understanding of the broader process in producing successful commercial spaces. Anni values clarity and consistency in design, keeping in mind the liveliness and character brought by people and objects that come to inhabit the space.
Having studied first architecture and then interiors, Seppo has experience ranging from furniture design to urban scale housing. Whenever possible, he works closely with natural materials at a 1:1 scale to fully understand their properties and role in the overall design.
Sami’s strengths and interests are pretty expansive. A background in material sciences and design - seasoned by a natural interest in parametric modelling - has led him to work in a variety of fields, including architecture. What defines Sami best is probably his ideal day schedule: studying molecular structures in the morning and making physical objects in the evening.
Venla discovered her fascination with architecture and interiors through the lens of a camera while working as a photographer. When capturing images, she focused particularly on the relationship between humans and the spaces they occupy. This user-driven approach continues to be visible in her work now as a designer.
Detail-level design comes naturally to Erno, who has amassed experience designing façades for public buildings. An ability to translate initial sketches into functioning, detailed drawings has proved invaluable at all stages of a project. Though Erno enjoys picking up on the smallest of details in his environment, he thoroughly considers the broader picture as well.
Ines is a strong believer in forming designs around solid concepts. Anchoring these concepts to a story or underlying meaning gives depth to her designs. In her work, she has explored the relationship between object and user, particularly through the notions of “home” and hospitality. Additionally, the themes of private and public interest Ines in both spatial and furniture design.