FOR A MUCH MORE FANTASTIC REALITY
ATELIER AHOKAS is a Helsinki-based design studio and lifestyle brand specialized in contemporary product design and surface pattern design. Ambitious to create a much more fantastic reality, our mission is to defeat the ordinary with bold design and unapologetic use of enticing patterns.
We provide multidisciplinary, comprehensive design service from concept and artwork development to production ready stand out designs and collections to make your customers fall in love with your products.
Discover our diverse surface pattern designs packed with possibilities from our online collection of hundreds of individual production-ready designs that are available for purchasing and can be adapted to suit your product. We are a specialist in gender-neutral design and create patterns that range from abstract to figurative, geometric to floral, and black & white to multicoloured. Our patterns are ideal for surface applications and commercial end uses from contract, architecture and interior textiles, to apparel, accessories, paper goods and more. Use our patterns to personalize your great products to take a step outside the ordinary!
We showcase our collections regularly in the leading international trade fairs and collaborate with manufacturers, retailers, designers, architects and private labels. Join us and share our passion to create a much more fantastic reality!
Our recent collaborations and projects include work for e.g. 4 o’clock Co. (JP), 4murs (FR), A House of Happiness (NL), Anno Collection (FI), Daiwabo (JP), Enomoto (JP), Frenn Company (FI), HY Decorum (JP), Interix Co. (JP), Kageyama (JP), Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co. (JP), Marimekko (FI), Momono (FI), Mum’s (FI), Nishikawa Sangyu (JP), Passion Home Linen (BE), Richloom Fabrics Group (US), Sangetsu (JP), Sikke’s (FI), Sincol Interior (JP), Snafu (FI), Suminoe Textile Co. (JP), Sunrock (JP), Sunrose (JP), Talk International Co. (JP), Tamurakoma & Co. (JP), Tekstiilipalvelu (FI), Toli (JP), Twenthe Group (BE), Une Nana Cool (JP), Vilpola (FI), Vimmacompany (FI), Vriesco International Fabrics (NL), World of TRE (FI).
THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND
IIRO A. AHOKAS, the founder and design director of Atelier Ahokas, is an internationally award-winning Finnish designer and design specialist who holds an extensive experience in designing consumer goods in collaboration with leading brands. Ranked among the ”World's Leading Designers” by Taschen Publishing and honoured in ”The Year’s Most Ingenious Products” by I.D. the International Design Magazine, Ahokas has helped his clients across the lifestyle industries build their companies for over two decades by developing successful products and surface designs that have been retailed worldwide in around forty countries. His collaborations include e.g. Audi, Unilever, Crate & Barrel, Iittala, Arabia, Marimekko, Burda, CarpetVista, Design House Stockholm, Leaf, S Group, Hackman Designor, Kesko Corporation, Raisio Group, Image Publishing, The Finnish State Art Commission, Design Forum Finland and Aalto University.
Alongside with his career in commercial and creative design, Ahokas has made a name as an invited lecturer in Industrial Product Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has also held a lecturer’s position at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture being in charge of the experimental design education in the MA Degree Programme of Applied Art and Design.
Ahokas took his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2001. His work has been featured internationally in around 400 publications and media and shown in design fairs, events, and museums such as The Museum of Modern Art MoMA, Murano Glass Museum, la Casa dell'Architettura Roma, Pitti Immagine Uomo, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Design museum Gent, Stockholm Furniture Fair, IMM Cologne, Design Museum Helsinki, Habitare, and Messe Frankfurt.