Sauli Suomela is a co-founder of the Pentagon Design agency since 1996. His client list includes Hackman, Iittala, Fazer, Stockmann, Kesko and VitrA & Pasabahce. As a Design Director Sauli believes in finding solutions and seeks inspiration from architecture, art and ordinary life of ordinary people. In 2010 he and his colleague Arni Aromaa were awarded the Industrial Designer of the Year 2010 prize by The Finnish Association of Designers. In 2012 they received another prestigious award, State Prize for Design 2012.