Tuukka Halonen is a highly talented designer with over 10 years experience in commercial design environments. He is keen to apply some of his international experience to his home country and has started to investigate new Finnish wood innovations and technologies and to find ways of using existing technologies in domestic objects and furnishings. “Pilke-light construction requires no tools or glue, I love its simplicity.”
In his work Tuukka wants to investigate material qualities, beauty of structures. This can be seen in his latest work, Pilke-lights. Inspiration to lights come from traditional Finnish shingle work, but execution is done with today’s state of the art technology. Repetition of plywood parts in right angle creates a beautiful three dimensional, geometrically decorative light shade.
As for sustainability Tuukka has strong opinion for good old-fashioned quality. “Quality in materials, manufacturing and usability will be essential for long lasting use of products. For example if a ten year old chair can be bought in a flee market and be used for another ten, this to me is best possible recycling.”
Tuukka graduated from Royal College of Art in London 1998. Years 2000 – 2004 he worked in the in-house design department at Habitat UK developing products with high volume manufacturers from around the world. During the years in Habitat he has had the opportunity of working in a wide variety of materials and manufacturing techniques. He started his own design studio 2005 back in Finland. As the latest exhibition shows he is also proficient in working with craftsmen and smaller scale production and has had the opportunity of working in a wide variety of materials and manufacturing techniques.
Designersblock Milano 2011 in Ventura Lambrate
Via Privata Oslavia 8
Ventura Lambrate opening night Wednesday 13th
1900 – 2300hrs
12 – 17th April
1000hrs – 2000hrs
Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line, exit Lambrate FS
Tram line 33 from Repubblica to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Tram line 23 from Duomo (piazza Fontana) to Rimembranze di Lambrate