Antrei Hartikainen

Professional in Kitchenware Design.

About Antrei Hartikainen

Antrei Hartikainen is Finnish designer and master cabinetmaker. He have extensive experience in working with wood design. He design and make products and individual pieces by combining practicality, the material itself and a certain artistic flair; at times focusing on only one of these aspects. The desire to bring out the diverse possibilities of wood is recurring theme in his work. He usually create contrasts using the relationships between the worked surface, the finish, light and shadow and light weight and solid wood.

  • Winner of Kitchenware Design Award.
  • Specialized in Kitchenware Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Kitchenware
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Interview with Antrei Hartikainen

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I have made my studies with woodworking. Latest I have achieve master cabinetmaker title. All the time since vocational school I have want to create my own design and art pieces.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
I'm running one man design & making studio based in Fiskars village, Finland. Concentrating in the field of wood design. Designing, prototyping and producing wood based products, objects, furnitures and sculptures.
What is "design" for you?
Balancing with form and function. Creating meaningful designs is way to give some extra value for the end user ; feeling, functionality, aesthetic.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Small object, furnitures and objects between product and sculpture
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
KUKKII works are serie of wooden aesthetic. Serie contain wall and floor sculpture / shelves inspired by sensibility of nature.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Latest I was exhibiting in Stockholm Furniture Fair with my own stand. Autumn 2017 I will hold big sculpture exhibition in HelsinkiDesignWeek
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Many of my inspiration comes from the nature. Especially for my art works. Furniture design inspiration comes usually from the desire to solve some problem.

Extended Interview with Antrei Hartikainen

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I have made my studies with woodworking. Latest I have achieve master cabinetmaker title. All the time since vocational school I have want to create my own design and art pieces.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
I'm running one man design & making studio based in Fiskars village, Finland. Concentrating in the field of wood design. Designing, prototyping and producing wood based products, objects, furnitures and sculptures.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
Balancing with form and function. Creating meaningful designs is way to give some extra value for the end user ; feeling, functionality, aesthetic.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Small object, furnitures and objects between product and sculpture
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
KUKKII works are serie of wooden aesthetic. Serie contain wall and floor sculpture / shelves inspired by sensibility of nature.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
Latest I was exhibiting in Stockholm Furniture Fair with my own stand. Autumn 2017 I will hold big sculpture exhibition in HelsinkiDesignWeek
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Many of my inspiration comes from the nature. Especially for my art works. Furniture design inspiration comes usually from the desire to solve some problem.

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