Yrjö Kukkapuro, designer
Born 6 April 1933 in Viipuri, lives in Kauniainen
In addition to his creative work Kukkapuro is an active lecturer and product developer. In recent years he has co-operated with the Chinese on the UNESCO-sponsored bamboo project. The project aims at encouraging the use of bamboo particularly in the developing countries. Yrjö Kukkapuro has also served as a professor at Taideteollinen korkeakoulu in 1974 – 80, of which the two last years as the rector.