Tapani Hyvönen


CEO, Hyvonen Design
Tapani Hyvönen
CEO, Hyvonen Design
Adjunct Professor, SCF, Shanghai International Collage of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua University
Founder and Senior Adviser, ED-Design


Tapani Hyvönen graduated as an industrial designer from the present Aalto University School of Arts, 1974. He founded the design studios Destem Ltd.1996, ED-Design Ltd. in 1990. and Hyvonen Design Ltd 2017. He has served as CEO and president in all studios. Hyvönen has been an adjunct professor in Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou 2014 and since 2015 in International Collage of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua University, Shanghai.

Hyvönen has been honored with National Art & Design Award of 1984, Industrial Designer of the Year award in 1991, and the Pro Finnish Design award in 1992. Design works by Tapani Hyvönen are chosen in the collections of Design Museum Helsinki, Design Centrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Essen, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York.
Tapani Hyvönen positions of trust include, among the others: President of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo in 2009 - 2012. Board member of the Design Museum in Finland since 2011-2016 and Board member of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID, now WDO) in 1999–2003, and in 2009–2013.
Tapani Hyvönen has been more than 20 times a jury member in international design competitions including the red dot Award Essen Germany 2002-2018, the red dot Award Singapore 2005-2114, the Red Star China 2010 – 2017.
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