Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä is a young emerging designer based in Helsinki. She grew up in Kemi, a small town in the northern part of Finland. Having an architectural background she currently studies design at Aalto University. Besides her studies she has worked as a designer at OOPEAA. During her professional career she has done architecture across many different kinds of projects. She has been involved in housing projects, churches, kindergartens, furniture design and urban planning.

Hanna-Kaarina has lived and worked abroad in Copenhagen and Tokyo, gaining a lot of international experience. She is very interested in different cultures, materials and working methods. Working abroad with her projects is in high priority. In the near future she is heading to Mexico to collaborate with a local ceramics factory.

She applies the know-how of different scales and various materials to her work and takes a unique multi-disciplinary approach to different design tasks. With her creations she aspires to generate unforgettable experiences and new stories, phenomena and memories. An open-minded attitude, outstanding multi-tasking skills and passion to design incite the artist´s interest to explore new methods. Hanna-Kaarina constantly searches new challenges and opportunities to expand her creativity to new levels. Her works have been recently exhibited in Milan, Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Mexico.

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 Photo: Aleksi Tikkala

Photo: Aleksi Tikkala