Department of Architecture

Ville Kokkonen

Executive in Residence

Contact information

Mobile phone
+358503243285
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Ville Kokkonen is a Finnish industrial designer born in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from OCAD in Toronto, Canada, and from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Early in his career, he worked as a researcher at the Smart Products Research Group in UIAH, specializing in early product concept development and futures research. Since starting his own practice in 2004, Kokkonen has worked with leading companies in the field of design and technology, focusing on strategic design and product development. Between 2005 to 2014 Kokkonen worked with Artek, first running its R&D program and from 2008 onwards as design director of the company. Ville Kokkonen has also lectured internationally in various academic institutions and currently holds the position of Professor of Practice at Aalto University.

Ville Kokkonen Office for Industrial Design GmbH is based in Switzerland. The office centers on a project portfolio that is probing advanced product properties driven by technological and scientific discovery.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2017

Fennia Prize 2017 Naava Smart Green Wall Design: Ville Kokkonen and the Naava Research & Development team (including Niko Järvinen, Tuomo Kangas, Aino Borg)

Publications

Department of Architecture

Everyday Experiments

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

Creating Atmospheres (When Eating Becomes Form)

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

Furniture, tableware, cast ironware

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

Travel Solar Parasol for Exel Composites, Manfrotto and Sunovation GmbH.

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture

Man Matter Metamorphosis - 10 000 Years of Design

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design, Department of Architecture

Man, Matter, Metamorphosis : 10000 Years of Design, National Museum of Finland (exhibition design, concept and curation)

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture

Gotta Serve Somebody

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Bench and wall surface element system for Timberwise Oy

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Interlocking connector for tension actuated structures, U-JOINTS group exhibition Milan

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Tension actuated structure with interlocking sleeve connectors, carbon fiber and aluminium. Exel Composites. U-JOINTS EXHIBITION, Milano Salone del Mobile 2018

Publishing year: 2018