Simo Lahtinen (1989) is an Industrial Designer working across disciplines. With his experience in architecture, user centered design, meaningful products and  passion to pure aesthetics of Scandinavia, he maintains a balance between functionality and visual look in all of his work.

Simo has built a versatile career in the field of design and has experience from all types of projects ranging from large scale built environment projects to product design and branding. Simo’s work has received international design awards and covered by international press and publications. His aim is to create honest design to connect the needs of the customer and positively impact the lives of users.




2nd prize in Northern Design Awards, Framework chair 2019

Winner in tableware category German Design Awards, Pino Pint 2018

1st Prize in Tableware Innovation Awards, Pino Pint 2018

2nd prize & public vote in Platform competition by Project Baltia magazine & LSR Group, Passepartout 2016

1st Prize in Vibrant port road innovation award by City of Lahti & LADEC, Mokša 2016

Finalist in Muuto talent awards, Sag chair 2015

1st Prize in Kitchen of the future competition by Nixi kaluste, Lahdeke 2014




Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2017-present

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2012-2016

Hogescool Utrecht, Co-Design Studio 2014-2015

RATO Institute of Architectural Drawing 2011-2012


Work history


Design Simo Lahtinen founded 2014 - present

Designer at Saas Instruments 2018-present

Designer at Magisso 2017-2018

Industrial Designer at Sito Group 2015-2017

Freelance Product Designer at Magisso 2015-2017

Product design intern at Studio Frederik Roijé 2015

Designer at Procofin 2013-2014

Architectural Assistant at Arkkitehtitoimisto Esko Hyvärinen & Co. 2012-2013