Aamu Song und Johan Olin
Aamu Song & Johan Olin are a design duo based in Helsinki. They work as artists, designers, and producers and since 2000 they operate their design studio COMPANY X SALAKAUPPA focusing on interior, graphic and editorial design. They have their own style, which is inspired by Korean, Scandinavian and international design. The designer duo creates playful, but at the same time functional products. Aamu Song is a Korean designer, graduate at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland (1998–2006) and at the Seoul National University (1994-1998). Johan Olin is a finnish designer, graduate at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland (1995-2001). They have received several award, for e.g. 2010 the State Prize for Design of the Art Council of Finland, 2009 the World Changing Award (Attention Grant, for Company production) in the U.S., 2008 the Special Mention Award (for Company Secret Shop) at the Milan Furniture Fair, Salone Satellite, Italy, 2004 the Golden Award. Blickfang Design Fair, Zurich, Switzerland.