Mika Tolvanen

Mika Tolvanen is a Finnish product designer who started his own studio after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2001. In 2012 he received the Bruno Mathsson Prize and he now works for a number of international clients.


Together with fellow designer and wife Julie Tolvanen, he founded Studio Tolvanen in 2015. They share a workshop and studio at a former bakery in the Töölö neighborhood of central Helsinki.



HOOP is a modern take on an antique umbrella stand that designer Mika Tolvanen saw at a flea market. A slender oval wire suspended above a cast iron base offers stable umbrella storage with a compact footprint.