Tuomas Markunpoika was born in Jyvaskyla, Finland. He went to study furniture design in Lahti Institute of Design in 2006 where he graduated in 2010 and moved to Amsterdam for an internship at Marcel Wanders. He continued his studies at Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Contextual Design under the mentorship of Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg where he graduated with Cum Laude in 2012.

Since graduation, Tuomas’ work has gained immediate recognition. His ‘Engineering Temporality’ collection was nominated Furniture Design of the Year by London Design Museum in 2013 and exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs internationally.

Tuomas Markunpoika is now an Amsterdam based designer working from his studio in an old shipyard at NDSM. With his work he aims the elevate the tedious functionality of everyday objects bringing mystery and wonder by using various material in different mediums. His project range from industrial design to limited editions and one-off pieces for galleries and private clients.

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