Päivi Tahkokallio

CEO of Tahkokallio Design+

Päivi Tahkokallio is Founder and CEO of Tahkokallio Design+, a strategic design agency from Lapland, Finland. With her track record on strategic and inclusive design she has often been called the mother of Arctic Design, a design approach to support sustainable development of the Arctic. Päivi was President of BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations with 48 designer and design promotion organizations in 26 European countries from 2019 to 2021. As President Päivi led BEDA’s work to develop design policy in Europe. BEDA became the first partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative. Päivi is Advisor to the Board of Ornamo Art and Design Finland, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA, London, UK).