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Ville Kokkonen

20162019

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Artistic and research interests

Ville Kokkonen is a Finnish industrial designer born in Helsinki, Finland. 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. 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.

Ville Kokkonen Office for Industrial Design GmbH is based in Switzerland. The office centers on a project portfolio that is probing advanced product properties driven by technological and scientific discovery.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts (Art and Design)

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Research Output

Creating Atmospheres (When Eating Becomes Form)

Kokkonen, V. & Colombo, F., 5 Feb 2019

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Everyday Experiments: Finnish Pavilion Exhibition Architecture at Milan Triennale

    Kokkonen, V. & Siitonen, T., 28 Feb 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDesignArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Furniture, tableware, cast ironware: Product design for Iwatemo

    Kokkonen, V., 5 Feb 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDesignSolo art productionpeer-review

  • Vienna Design Week: Solo Exhibition - commissioned work

    Kokkonen, V., 27 Sep 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionSolo art productionpeer-review

  • Bench and wall surface element system for Timberwise Oy

    Kokkonen, V., 1 Jun 2018

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formDesignArt in non-art workpeer-review

    Projects

    Suomen Akatemian rahoituspäätös - yliopistojen profiloitumisen vahvistaminen kilpaillulla rahoituksella

    Kokkonen, V., Pulkkinen, T. & Mäkelä, K.

    01/04/201631/08/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles

    Prizes

    Fennia Prize 2017

    Ville Kokkonen (Recipient), 15 Jan 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    Keynote speech Seoul Design Festival 2019 South Korea

    Ville Kokkonen (Speaker)
    4 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Keynote lecture, Daniels Faculty of Architecture - University of Toronto

    Ville Kokkonen (Speaker)
    15 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Keynote lecture, Nordic House and Iceland University of the Arts

    Ville Kokkonen (Speaker)
    13 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Design Forum Finland (External organisation)

    Ville Kokkonen (Member)
    9 Aug 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a jury

    Petra Blaisse

    Ville Kokkonen (Host)
    11 Sep 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Press / Media

    Interveiw

    Ville Kokkonen

    10/12/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    U-JOINTS EXHIBITION, Milano Salone del Mobile 2018

    Ville Kokkonen

    24/04/2018

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    DOMUS WEB / Aalto Students in Milano 2017 NAKUNA exhibition

    Ville Kokkonen

    07/04/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance