Riku Toivonen was born in 1985 in Helsinki. Riku graduated in spring 2016 from Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Furniture Design department. In autumn 2017 Riku started his master's programme in Design Products at Royal College of Art.
Riku is an active and lively person with a wild imagination. In furniture design he aspires to create new, cool and functional as well as long-lasting and timeless products considering the challenges of today. Riku’s goal is to solve the problems of every day life with a touch of humour, thereby making life better. Riku will continue advancing himself as a designer as well as a person. Overall he thinks that designing and working should be fun, and it is, when you love doing it.
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