Jouko Järvisalo is a furniture designer working in his own studio in Helsinki. He has designed furniture since 1979 for several manufacturers including Asko, Artek, Avarte, Inno and Mobel. He became the head designer and artistic director at Mobel in 2000.
Jouko Järvisalo has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Finland and abroad, and has received several Finnish and international prizes, including the Finnish Association of Interior Architects (SIO) prize of 1983 and 1994, the State Design Prize of 1991, the Pro Finnish Design Prize of 1999, and the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum in 2004 and 2006.
Jouko Järvisalo`s works are in the permanent collections of Design Museum in Helsinki, the Chicago Athenaeum, the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam and the Reykjavik Design Museum. Alongside his own design work, Jouko Järvisalo has worked as a teacher of furniture design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and as Professor of Furniture Design at Aalto University in Helsinki.