Scandinavian design at its best or what do you say? Elisa Honkanen is a designer I had little awareness of until I visited Simone’s blog. Elisa Honkanen is a Finnish designer who worked for Pierro Lissoni in Milan. There she assisted on projects for big names like Cappellini, Cassina IXC, Glas, Knoll and Thonet.
Elisa now works for herself and focuses on producing lovely pieces where simplicity and practicality are two guiding words. This simplicity and straight to the point design is just what appealed me to her work. It feels honest in such way that you know what to expect because you are technically seeing all the components in front of you. Being a Scandinavian myself, I understand her design philosophy since we are brought up appreciating honest materials and where practicality and a “[…] practical lifestyle […]” (-Elisa) is reminded everywhere we turn.
Credit: Elisa Honkanen
Ex Design Consultant. Design Curator. Online Creative. Curios minded. Love living and sharing a creative life through -The Interiors, The People, The Art, The Architecture & The Places. Design to me is about creating a story – it is about understanding what matters and how to create something unique which speaks your personal story.