Interior architect Samuli Naamanka (born 1969) is known as a versatile designer whose work combines care-fully considered vocabulary of form with creative technical innovation.
As well as product design and interior design, Naamanka specialises in environmental design. Amongst other things, he has carried out groundbreaking work in the development of concrete products. The results of this have given rise, for example, to patent invention for a Graphic Concrete patterning technology.
Samuli Naamanka was awarded for example the 2004 elevationbuilding prize by the Julkisivuyhdistys (the Finnish facade foundation) for developing graphic concrete, the SIO Furniture Designer of the Year prize in 2005, FX design award, London 2003, the Nordiska design prize in 2008 and EcoDesign 1.Prize at Habitare 2010, the Biode- gradable Roll on lamp shade - judge by Ingo Maurer. He has also given The Arts Council of Finland 5-year art- ist grant 2009-2013. His most recent award is issued by the Asko Foundation - Asko Avonius design award which is awarded every three years. Confession is one of the biggest prizes given to Finnish architect or a designer.