Tomi Laukkanen

 

I’m Tomi Laukkanen, a recent MA graduate of the Royal College of Art's Design Products department. Before starting my studies here in London, I completed my Bachelors Degree in Lahti Design Institute (LUAS) and a degree in cabinet making, both of which have given me a strong base to build my career and design know how on.

 

I enjoy solving complex problems by conducting careful research always aiming for sustainability with a passion for using the right technology and suitable materials. My work is characterized by creative concepts and detailed and finalized end products.

 

Over the years my work has covered many fields ranging from the design of small objects as furniture to architecture, interior and city planning, from craftsmanship to industrial scale. In product design, my strengths lie in the ability to think of objects as parts of their architectural environment with the user and functionality in the central focus. I’m accustomed to working in interdisciplinary teams when tackling broad problems.

tomilauk@gmail.com

+358 50 5342178

+44 7532 863236

 

32 St. Marks Road

London W10 6JN

EDUCATION

 

Royal College of Art, MA, Design Products,  2019

Lahti Institute of Design, BA, designer, 2017

Pirkanmaan ammattiopisto, artisan / cabinetmaker, 2011

Kiimingin lukio, undergraduate, 2002

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven 2019, (Worthy)

London Design Festival, Designjunction, London 2019, (Worthy)

Habitare, Helsinki 2019, (Friends)

Milan Design Week, Base, Milan 2019, (Nium)

Habitare, Helsinki 2018, (Sleeps, 14)

Salone del Mobile Milano, Salone Satellite, Milan 2018, (Sleeps)

Milan Design Week, Lambrate Design District, Milan 2018, (Fello)

Habitare, Helsinki 2017, (Sleeps)

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm 2017, (Moody)

Habitare, Helsinki 2016, (Whole, Moovit, 14, Lili)

Habitare, Helsinki 2015, (Whole)

 

 

AWARDS

 

Rado Star Prize UK, Finalist, 2019 (Worthy)

EcoDesign Habitare, 2. place, 2017, + PEFC Finland’s Special Prize of ”insightful use of wood” (Sleeps)

EcoDesign Habitare, 2. place, 2016 (14)

 

 

GRANTS

 

Huonekalusäätiö, grant for a new project to Habitare 2019, 4000€, 2019

Askon Säätiö, Antti Nurmesniemi - further education grant 10 000€, 2017