ONLINE SHOP | Studio Tolvanen Interview Released
Photo : Katri Kapanen

ONLINE SHOP | Studio Tolvanen Interview Released

02 DECEMBER, 2023

MIKA TOLVANEN have been continuously presenting collections for E&Y since 2005.
And her partner JULIE TOLVANEN.
An interview with Studio Tolvanen, the Finnish design office established by them, is now available in our online shop.
Please take a look at the interview to get a deeper understanding of what they values and thinks about, such as howyou spend their time in the rich nature of Scandinavia and the background to your studio production.


Mika was born in Finland in 1975. After receiving his BA from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki in 1998 he worked with the design consultancy Muodos Oy. Going on to receive a degree from the Royal College of Art, London in 2002 he then worked briefly in the Tom Dixon's studio. Again Helsinki-based, now with his own Studio Mika Tolvanen he showed at the Milan Salone del Mobile in 2005 as a member of the 'Rehti' group. Studio Mika Tolvanen designs furniture, lighting and consumer goods. Recent clients include FontanaArte, Muuto, Frag, Zanotta, E&Y, Offecct and KFF. In 2012 he received Bruno Mathsson award for his work.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Julie is an American designer who received a degree in architecture, and then worked as a custom woodworker for 12 years. She taught furniture design, design history, and woodworking courses at universities and craft schools before moving to Finland in 2009 to get her masters degree in furniture design from Aalto University. In 2015, she founded Helsinki-based product design office Studio Tolvanen, together with her husband Mika Tolvanen. Studio Tolvanen designs products ranging from small everyday objects to furniture collections from their studio and workshop on the island of Lauttasaari in Helsinki, Finland. They design for international brands in Europe, North America, and Asia.
She has received the Good Design Award from Chicago Athenaeum, the Interior Products award from the Association of Interior Design Editors of Finland, and her glass work has been exhibited at the Finnish Glass Museum.