Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo, Finland,in 1974. After graduating as an instrument maker, he studied furniture design at the Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. Later, he received his master's degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. After working for several years at various design and architecture offices, he founded Studio Mikko Laakkonen in 2004. He has received a number of international and national awards, including the German Design Award (2017), Finnish Designer Awards '14 and Reddot Design Award (2012).
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