llkka Suppanen is one of the most well-known contemporary Finnish designers and has been contributing to the interior architecture programme since 2015, inspiring students to design and build their very first chair – a traditional challenge for the students through the history of the department.
Ilkka Suppanen has an ongoing interest in production techniques and new materials and usages, visible in a lot of his work; his expression is light, forward-looking and still inherently Scandinavian, caring of – and attentive to – nature. In 1995, he founded Studio Suppanen in Helsinki. Today, Studio Suppanen offers integrated strategic design in the fields of interior, product and concept design, architecture and brand development. Ilkka has taught design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki since 1996.