Tuomas Antikainen graduated from the Helsinki University of Art and Design in 1992 with a degree in industrial design. Before that, he had studied scenic design. In the years following his graduation, Antikainen worked as a freelance designer before setting up his own design agency Zurr, now known as Pure Design, in the mid-1990s. Antikainen sold his share of the agency in 2010, and has been working as a freelance designer again after that.
Over the course of his career, Tuomas Antikainen has designed products such as outdoor lighting fixtures for Idman and roll slitters for Metso Paper. Between 1997 and 2005, Antikainen was part of the design team at Rocla creating a product family of pallet transfer trucks. In 2007, Antikainen and the other team members were awarded the Fennia Prize Honorary Mention for designing the TP20ac pallet transfer truck. In addition to industrial design projects, Tuomas Antikainen has also designed interiors for places such as museums and created a few stage designs.
The materials donated to the Design Archives by Tuomas Antikainen mainly consist of objects.
Rocla Bull steering handle
Oculus outdoor lightning, Idman Oy
Train station, The Finnsh Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä
Tree house, The Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä