Mobel’s furniture has been used to furnish many architecturally and socially significant buildings around the world. Mobel’s collection of design furniture for public spaces is sold not only in the domestic market but also in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan.
Auditoriums, concert halls, and various meeting spaces are typical targets for Mobel’s collection, offering numerous alternative models to meet the specific requirements of these spaces. The furniture’s design and many technical solutions are unique and unwaveringly adhere to the artistic vision of the designer.
The company’s chief designer and artistic director is interior architect Professor Jouko Järvisalo, under whose leadership the collection has evolved and expanded since 1992.
Mobel’s high-quality design has achieved success in various domestic and international design exhibitions and competitions. Some products have also been selected for permanent collections in museums both domestically and abroad.
Interior architect Jouko Järvisalo is a furniture designer working in his own studio in Helsinki. Since 1979, he has been designing furniture for several Finnish manufacturers including Asko, Artek, Inno and Mobel . He is also the head designer and artistic director at Mobel and he teaches furniture design at the Aalto University, School of Art and Design as well. Jouko Järvisalo has received several awards both in Finland and abroad. His work is presented in museums such as Designmuseo, Helsinki, Athenaeum, Chicago, Stedelijk, Amsterdam and The Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art, Reykjavik, among the others.
“Lightness and sensibility to silence are my aim. Design is the union of mind and matter. A piece of furniture is created when thinking meets with the material used, as a result of the pondering that takes place in the middle ground between handiwork and the machine”
You cannot and you shouldn´t make haste in this work. The world is full of good ideas and I usually work on them for years before the producer even sees a scale model, pictures of a prototype. The idea of a chair is thoroughly examined many times before the actual product development can begin.