artek en segovia [SEG]

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El director de Artek (Ville Kokkonen) dará la conferencia este miércoles 17 de Noviembre a las tradicionales 17.00 hrs en el IE University en segovia.

Ville Kokkonen (born 1975 Helsinki) has been Design Director at Artek, a Finnish furniture and design company, since 2009. Prior to this, he was Research & Development Manager from 2005 to 2009. Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists –Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl– who believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to bring about improvements in everyday urban life as well as in architecture and design. Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Along with valuing traditions, today Artek combines the ideology of the radical founders with a contemporary and dynamic approach to product development. Ville Kokkonen leads the efforts for the development of new, innovative designs. Kokkonen holds a Diploma in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto (1999) and a MA in Industrial Design from the Department of Product and Strategic Design of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (2001). Professionally, he has been involved in design research and strategy, teaching, and curating exhibitions.

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