Kari Asikainen

Kari Asikainen

Infobox Architect


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Kari Asikainen, Interior Architect SIO

Born 24 October 1939.
Birthplace Parkano, Finland
Training: Interior architect, SIO, Institute for Applied Arts (now University Of Art And Design Helsinki), Helsinki, 1966

Exhibitions:

2002 'Through life from children to elderly' exhibition, Ozone Living Design Center, Tokyo, Japan
2001 'La vita per le sedie' exhibition, Bari, Italy
1999 'Kuusikymppisen kolmikymppinen' (Sixty at thirty), retrospective, Design Museum, Helsinki
1996 Exhibition on the wooden 'Puulaaki' office system, Design Forum, Helsinki
1989 'Kari 20 years' furniture exhibition, Design Forum, Helsinki1987 'Furniture and textiles', joint exhibition with Katariina Metsovaara. Kluuvi
Gallery, Helsinki

Acknowledgements and awards:

1984 State Applied Arts Commission's award
1982 SIO's prize for the best piece of furniture for public spaces: Kari 3 chair

Grants:

2005 'Eminentia' grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation to write a book on his design work and design philosophy
1982 One year State artist's grant

- 1988-1994 Professor of Industrial Furniture Design at University of Art and Design Helsinki and director of MUOVA, the Design centre of Western Finland in Vaasa
- 1973?1988 Teacher of furniture design at University of Art and Design Helsinki


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