sister & brother
sister & brother
Ateljé Sotamaa is an international design and architecture studio, founded by brother and sister Kivi Sotamaa & Tuuli Sotamaa. Our team consists of brilliant architects, designers and artists with experience in executing ambitious projects around the world. We are driven by a fascination with sensation, how people experience design. In order to make experiences seamless we design projects holistically, across scale and media.
We exist in a web of connections over which ideas and expertise are exchanged and spread, and from which game-changing innovation emerges. We team up with the best strategists, engineers, construction companies, craftsmen and manufacturers in order to make our clients dreams reality. Our work benefits from years of design research conducted at institutions such as the UCLA Architecture & Urban Design, ADD Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory, The Ohio State University and the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Ocean North.
We have worked with renown museums, cultural institutions and corporations as well as private clients. We have realized buildings, interiors, exhibition architectures, public sculptures, and products. We have over one hundred different lighting, and furniture designs in production. We do our work, we do it in time, and within budget. We are always personally involved in whatever work we undertake.
IVA The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering
Hanaholmen Swedish Finnish Cultural Center
ADD Aalto Digital Design Laboratory
The Design Museum Helsinki
The Barbican Center
21 st Century Museum for Contemporary Art
Wexner Center for the Arts
Art and Design City Arabianranta
Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
ark review, The New York Times, The London Times, Phaidon 10X10 Architects 1, Phaidon 10X10 Architects 2, International Design Yearbook, The Interview Magazine Ottagono, Domus, Interni, CA Press, PRAXIS 6, PEN Japan, AD Architectural Design, New Scandinavian Design, 40/40 Finnish Architects, Forum, L’ARCA, Hybrid Space, Blueprint, AA Files, Kauppalehti, Helsingin Sanomat, Muoto, Finnish Design Yearbook, LOG 13, Wood With A Difference catalogue, All Design Magazine, Pro Interior, Nexus Architecture and Mathematics, Innovation, Developing Digital Architecture, The Fashion of Architecture, Tank, Kenchiku Bunka, Archis.
Canadian Center for Architecture CCA, Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York, The Venice Architecture Biennale, The Venice Art Biennale, Vitra Design Museum, Chicago Art Institute, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Kiasma, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Center for Architecture NY, San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan Biennale, Steirischer Herbst, Kiasma, National Building Museum Washington DC, Wexner Centre for Arts, Architecturverein Tirol, Forum Kultur und Wissenschaft Germany, American Museum of Natural History, Architectural Association, Henie Onstad Art Center, Artist Space NY, XIII Bienal de Santiago de Chile, Vitra Design Museum.