Tapio Anttila

Designer Helsinki / Finland

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Tapio Anttila
Tapio Anttila
Tapio Anttila

Tapio Anttila (born 1962) is a freelance designer, based in Lahti, Finland. The name of his company is “Tapio Anttila Design”. He has worked as an inhouse designer at Isku Oy, designing contract furniture, and before that as a chief interior architect in big projects such as the interior design project of the Helsinki Vantaa Airport, at PES Architects Oy. His scope of design is wide, varying from accessory items such as trays to entire furniture collections and wall panelling systems. Many of his designs have won design awards, among them “Design Plus”, “Good Design”, “Fennia Prize” and “Adex Award”. 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. His designs are being produced and marketed by companies like Adi, Ann Idstein, Isku, Koskisen, Lundia, Laattapiste, Selka, Showroom Finland, Vepsäläinen and Woodnotes. Tapio Anttila is especially interested in Finnish wood and how to work on it in a modern way, at the same time following the traditions. The best examples of this are the KUVIO and TUOHI collections for Showroom Finland, where by means of technical innovations, new kind of design has been created.