About

 

For a long time the leading theme for me has been to explore how the artificial world interacts with the natural world. As designers we normally produce things made by people and machines. However I have always been drawn to explore how nature organically creates shapes and systems. I have always found beauty in accidents, abstraction and organic things. In my projects I explore these themes through various ways for example exploring natural patterns, human primary needs or shapes created by interaction. 

Kirsi Enkovaara is a Finnish designer. She based her studio in South London after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Design Products in 2014. She has exhibited extensively through Europe at the moment participating in the Helsinki Design Museum exhibition Enter and Encounter and co-organising an exhibition titled Water during London Design Festival.  Her work has been featured in the front runner publications such as Dezeen, Wallpaper*, Interni and Frame Magazine.

At the moment she is working for a Thai lifestyle brand Jim Thompson in Bangkok creating their home product collections, at the same time running her own studio in South London. 

 

Education

Royal College of Art, Design Products, London, UK

Lahti Institute of Design, Furniture Design, Lahti, Finland  

Art School Maa, Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

Selected exhibitions

2018 Upcoming Echoes - Finland 100 years of Design and Architecture at Botschaft Finnland / Berlin, Germany

 

 

2017 Upcoming Water at Copeland Gallery, London Design Festival / London, UK

2017  Echoes - Finland 100 years of Design and Architecture / Prague, Czech Rebublic

2017 Echoes - Finland 100 years of Design and Architecture at The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic / Bratislava, Slovakia

2017 Enter and Encounter-exhibition at Helsinki Design Museum / Helsinki, Finland

2017 Echoes - Finland 100 years of Design at POLIN Museum / Warsaw, Poland

 

2016 Cabinets of Wisdom for Finlandia Vodka / Sofia, Bulgaria

2016 Form&Seek at Shoreditch Design Triangle, London Design Festival / London, UK

2016 Materiality Brutality at One Design Week 2016 / Sofia, Bulgaria

2016 Materiality Brutality at One Design Week 2016 / Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

2015 Voice of Things, Brompton Design District, London Design Festival / London, UK

2015 Form&Seek at Ventura Lambrate, Milan2015 / Milan, Italy

2015 We Live Here Design Forum Finland -exhibition / Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015 / Saint-Etienne, France

2015 Pure Talents Contest at IMM Cologne Furniture Fair / Cologne, Germany

 

2014 Form magazine at EuroMold / Frankfurt, Germany

2014 Form and Seek Collective at Design Junction, London Design Festival 14 / London, UK

2014 Big Small - RCA Graduates show at  London Design Festival 14 / London, UK

2014 Innolux at Habitare14 Furniture Fair / Helsinki, Finland

2014 Show RCA at Royal College of Art / London, UK

2014 Work In Progress Design Products at Royal College of Art / London, UK

 

2013 Work In Progress Design Products at Royal College of Art / London, UK

 

2012 Protoshop at Habitare12 Furniture Fair / Helsinki, Finland

2012 Nokia World - exhibition / Helsinki, Finland

2012 Soul of Design at Lahti Jazz Plaza / Lahti, Finland

2012 Köln im Studio Liminal 4 -exhibition at Köln Gallery / Helsinki Finland

2012 Lahti: Experience Design at Lahti Sibelius Hall / Lahti, Finland