Timo Saarnio

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Timo Saarnio (born 1944) is a Finnish interior architect and furniture designer.


Early life and education

Timo Saarnio was born in 1944 in Helsinki, Finland. He completed training as an Interior Architect, SIO (Institute for Applied Arts, now University of Art and Design Helsinki) in 1971.


Saarnio established his own design firm in 1982. He became a freelance furniture designer in 1992, has taught at the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, and has held elected positions in SIO and ORNAMO, the Finnish Association of Designers.



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