Interior architect and designer Simo Heikkilä graduated in Helsinki 1967 and started his career in Marimekko designing shop interiors and exhibitions.
After setting up his own studio 1971 Heikkilä continued his work with interiors, exhibitions, furnitures and small objects.
Simo Heikkilä has received numerous design awards last Kaj Franck Design Prize 2011.
As a teacher he worked as the director of Aalto University’s Wood studio and later also as the professor of Furniture Design in the same University.
He has guided young designers towards an ecological and practical use of material and local production.
Simo Heikkilä was the founder of the first Alvar Aalto Design Seminar in 1995 and has continued developing it together with his wide international network of designers.