The Scandinavian designer Ilkka Suppanen has filled many pages of the history of contemporary design since the late 1990s. His eclectic, remarkable feel for design means that he works across many different sectors, and he is modestly proud to be involved with solidarity projects which he carries forward with equal determination. He splits his time between Helsinki and Milan, and shares projects with Raffaella Mangiarotti, the latest of which, Undecided System – a system for workspaces – has been selected for the ADI Design Index 2019, from which the winners of the 26th edition of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro will be chosen. Focusing more on his all-encompassing eye than on his many products, we chatted to him about Italy and the matter of Italian companies. On the subject of which we also discussed what the future might have in store and about how design can play its part.