Interior architect Timo Saarnio was born in Helsinki in 1944. After ten years of work in architects’ offices, he opened his own interior design office in 1982. He also started to participate in furniture design competitions with great success. This was the beginning of his career as a furniture designer. Timo has collaborated with well-known international furniture companies. Minimalism is the essential factor in his design, which means clear constructions and production processes. The prize-winning Una chair, designed in 1994 for P.O.Korhonen Oy, is a good example of his work. It is simply made out of just one plywood component, without any joints.
“Minimalism is the essential factor in my design. It means clear constructions and production processes.”
– Timo Saarnio