Ville Kokkonen Office for Industrial Design GmbH, is based in Switzerland. The office centers on a project portfolio that is probing advanced product properties and possibilities, driven by technological and scientific discovery. Investigations include therapy light instruments to bio-transformative clean air devices. The resulting products are a conclusion of extensive collaborative research and potential projections towards future living conditions.
Ville Kokkonen is a Finnish industrial designer born in Helsinki, Finland (1975). He graduated from OCAD in Toronto, Canada, and from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Early in his career, he worked as a researcher at the Smart Products Research Group in UIAH, specializing in early product concept development and futures research. Since starting his own practice in 2004, Kokkonen has worked with leading companies in the field of design and technology, focusing on strategic design and product development, with clients such as Nokia, Iittala, Wärtsilä, Elixair, Ensto, Stora Enso and UPM. Between 2005 to 2014 Kokkonen worked with Artek, first running its R&D program and from 2008 onwards as design director of the company. Ville Kokkonen has also lectured internationally in various academic institutions and currently holds the position of Professor of Practice at Aalto University, School of Arts Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.
Switzerland +41 79 251 4776
Finland +358 50 3243285
Studio: Alte Spinnerei, CH-8877 Murg am Walensee.
To apply for internship (min.6 months) please send initial inquiry to info(at)villekokkonen.com
Photography credits: Rauno Träskelin, Tuomas Uusheimo, Aino Huovio, Frederica Carlet, Juha Nenonen.
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