Interior architect Jouko Järvisalo is a furniture designer working in his own studio in Helsinki. Since 1979, he has been designing furniture for several Finnish manufacturers including Asko, Artek, Inno and Mobel . He is also the head designer and artistic director at Mobel and he teaches furniture design at the Aalto University, School of Art and Design as well. Jouko Järvisalo has received several awards both in Finland and abroad. His work is presented in museums such as Designmuseo, Helsinki, Athenaeum, Chicago, Stedelijk, Amsterdam and The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art, Reykjavik, among the others.
"Lightness and sensibility to silence are my aim. Design is the union of mind and matter. A piece of furniture is created when thinking meets with the material used, as a result of the pondering that takes place in the middle ground between handiwork and the machine"