Antrei Hartikainen

Antrei Hartikainen (b. 1991) is a master cabinetmaker and designer from Fiskars, known for his exquisite works in wood. His award-winning pieces, including functional products and pure artworks, achieve heights of sensuality and elegance, and highlight the importance of craftsmanship. His work constantly challenges and blurs the traditional categorisations between functional objects and visual arts.

Antrei Hartikainen

Antrei Hartikainen (b. 1991) is a master cabinetmaker and designer from Fiskars, known for his exquisite works in wood. His award-winning pieces, including functional products and pure artworks, achieve heights of sensuality and elegance, and highlight the importance of craftsmanship. His work constantly challenges and blurs the traditional categorisations between functional objects and visual arts.

Hartikainen’s sculptural approach can be studied through his organic body of work, which simultaneously highlights the inspiration drawn from his material of choice — wood.

Lokal has worked closely with Hartikainen in designing and developing products for the Lokal Kollektion. The Pino stackable box series is an excellent example of modern Nordic carpentry combined with modern and functional design.

“I really love to develop and create new things. It doesn’t matter if the piece is one of a kind, limited edition or a product of serial production. I get excited and interested by working with different materials.

I’m doing a lot of modelling and prototyping by hand carving. It’s definitely the best way to design smaller products and objects, as It feels great to make models with your own hands. It’s up to you how far you push the limits of the material while searching for the right proportions and shapes.

It is inspirational to transfer the strong imprint and beauty of nature into wood by bringing to the fore its most fascinating structural and aesthetic features. Shapes, scales and different types of surfaces come into being by studying landscapes moulded by humans, the climate and nature in different seasons is seen from different distances and perspectives.”

Shop: Antrei Hartikainen’s Work

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