Tapio Rosenius

Skandal Technologies

Tapio Rosenius is a Finnish designer and an entrepreneur and has been working with light as a medium for design collaborations, product innovation and art since 1998.

He is the co-founder and CEO at Skandal Technologies developers of the POET Creator control system envisioned to create and manage the new breed of real-time environments that combine data, lighting, media, sound and sensing to influence how people experience places.

His work seeks to create tangible connection between artificial light, media, digital futures and the human experience. He is a pioneer in the use of biomimetic and responsive lighting control in built environment and continues to develop systems, masterplans, visions and technologies related to this field at Skandal Tech.

In 2009 he founded Lighting Design Collective (LDC) a thought-leading international lighting design practice in Madrid, Spain and later co-founded LDC studios in Helsinki and London. In 2014 he co-created “Think-in-a-Tank” lighting research program taking place during Helsinki Design Week and is actively involved in EU wide research programs and events.

His work has been recognised in design fields including the Media Architecture Biennale Award and the IALD Award of Excellence. His publications include “Create the Livable City”, 2014, London. He has acted as guest lecturer and critic for ETSAM University in Madrid, IED Madrid, UPC Barcelona, Parsons School of Design in New York, Aalto University in Helsinki and many others. Tapio lives and works in Madrid, Spain.