Toni Kauppila

Professor and architect Toni Kauppila is the Head of the Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway. He also runs his research-based Architectural Practice ND. He has been teaching since 1999 in several international universities including at Aalto University in Helsinki and as a guest Professor at TAMA Art University in Tokyo. Kauppila’s approach is to closely connect research, teaching, and practice into an ongoing laboratory for developing the social and entrepreneurial approaches emerging from the architectural and design processes. He has founded a research unit ‘School for Unforced Errors’ for exploring these New Practices. Kauppila’s work has been awarded internationally. His clients include among others fashion brand Marimekko and forestry company Stora Enso.