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Mikael Silvanto

MA work

To design is to understand and to improve.

To find the underlying principle of a problem and then to work out a beautifully simple solution.

My work is pushing what and why, at times at the expense of how, while stretching out of the esoteric, personality-celebrating culture of design.

I hope each of my projects is characterised by properties fitting to the product as an object of certain value, rather than to me as the person who designed it.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2008

  • To design is to understand and to improve.

    To find the underlying principle of a problem and then to work out a beautifully simple solution.

    My work is pushing what and why, at times at the expense of how, while stretching out of the esoteric, personality-celebrating culture of design.

    I hope each of my projects is characterised by properties fitting to the product as an object of certain value, rather than to me as the person who designed it.

  • Degrees

  • Degree Programme in Design, Industrial Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland, 2006
  • Experience

  • Designer/Design Manager, Mtg-Engineering Ltd, Helsinki, Finland, 2004-6; Industrial Designer, Idem Ltd, Helsinki/Cambridge, 2006; Designer, Founder and 1 of 4 Partners, aivan! Ltd, Helsinki, Finland, 2007 to present
  • Awards

  • Antti Nurmesniemi Scholarship Award, 2006