Markku Tonttila

Product 1: Tcoll kitchen table
© Markku Tonttila, Ebonia-design
Producer: Markku Tonttila, Ebonia-design
Markku Tonttila
Satamakatu 2 a, 15140 Lahti, Finland
fax. 03.7515607

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Economic field: Furniture, interior design, wood
Part of/ linked to greater unity/ why this product: Wood is the most traditional building material in Finland having a high symbolic value. Functionality has always played a great role in the Finnish design. It is regarded to have an added value over decorative styles. The high feminine and cultural dimension level of democracy in the society also increases the level of playfulness in objects. The same values are also attributes of the Scandinavian design, art and crafts, which the Finnish design, art and crafts makes part. In this universe it is essential that the objects have a high level of functionality, and these are often everyday objects.

Modernity: Products from 2000 with modern working methods and form language

Information about the product:
- Period the item is from: 2000 decade
- Usage: everyday use furniture
- A currently active craftsman who has received Ornamo’s the Art and Craft of the year -prize in 2001.
- Chairman of the Pro-wood association (

Knowhow, skills, working methods used: Cabinet making, traditional methods

Producer information
- Number of employees: 1