Taiga Concept is a family-driven company founded in 2015 in Kuopio Finland. It was established to improve working conditions in open offices by reducing distractions and boosting productivity. The creative workspace solutions are inspired by the inspirational and calm feeling that can be found in the Nordic forest.
The modular, fully customizable and ecological workspace solutions were designed for the needs of modern work. Taiga’s product portfolio consists of minimalistic and functional soundproof workspaces that can be customized for any office. The goal is to bring the positive aspects of nature to every workplace.
Taiga Concept is a globally recognized company with over 30 distributors around the world. In Asia/Pacific region we are partnered with Steelcase. Clients are mainly large and medium sized companies such as Microsoft, Zalando, Volvo, Murata, HSBC, YLE, Alibaba and Google India.
The Taiga product portfolio is designed to create zones where users can enjoy their privacy. The walls, both wood and glass, are specially designed to suppress the sound inside the product.
Eco-friendly products that are made of recycled and recyclable materials. Locally produced and made of M1 certified materials.
We have localized the product, manufacturing and supply chain for the requirements of our target markets. Our production is in Europe and Asia.
Offices come in many shapes and forms and our goal is to provide the perfect workspace solutions for everyone of them. Big projects with hundreds of workspaces or smaller ones with just the one essential product, we are happy to improve working conditions and boost productivity in every workplace.
Taiga Concept’s story started already as early as 2013, when Tapani Laukkanen, current board member, was leading a project on innovative inner surface materials at the Kuopio Academy of Design. At that time Taiga Concept’s present Head of Design and partner Pekka Eskelinen was studying interior architecture at the same institution. This is the first time the founders of the company met each other. When in year 2015 Tapani and Pekka encountered for the second time, an idea of a company in the furniture industry was formed. In July during the same year Picea Interior Oy was founded, which would later be known as Taiga Concept Oy
During the first year, the company focused on building a product portfolio and a business model. From the beginning, it was clear that contract manufacturing would be used for the products which would be sold through distributors. In the first phase, the focus would me solely in Finland. One of the biggest challenges in the beginning was finding the right distribution channels. This was partly due to the lack of references and the fact that the product images were just 3D image visualizations.
Eventually in 2016, the determined work led to a significant project: YLE’s office in Helsinki needed ‘office booths’ for every floor in a seven-story office. It was a significant basis for the company and can be seen as the starting point for its commercial activities.
In the same year, the product went through a complete transformation. The solid wood structures were placed by a veneered cell structure. The more light and agile structures made the product viable not only in Finland but also abroad.
This was a key factor in the fast expansion to international markets. At first the focus was on Asia, where a significant distributor deal was made. In year 2018 Taiga Concept also attended Orgatec, which is one of the biggest fairs for office furniture and products. There was huge interest for the minimalistic and functional LOHKO BOX -workspace from both architects and distributors. All in all, the event was a great success and a remarkable steppingstone in entering the international markets.
The hard determined work and continuous development has enabled Taiga Concept to become a significant player in modular workspace solutions. Now that the initial groundwork has been done well, it’s easy to continue the journey towards success.
to achieve competitiveness in the international markets and to secure a competitive advantage. Southern Savonia’s Centre for Economic Development has granted Taiga Concept Oy funding for project development in accordance with the project plan. The total amount of the grant is 216 980 euros.