Professor Kukkopura was acknowledged as Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in 2002 and he has been awarded prizes internationally. His work is represented in the V&A, MOMA and Vitra Design Museum. He began his career working for Ilmari Tapiovaara and went on to become a central figure in Finnish Functionalism. His research into ergonomic design is highly respected.
“Does it make any sense to design a chair which is not good to sit on?”