Kirsi Enkovaara

b. 1983

Kirsi Enkovaara graduated with a degree in furniture design from the Institute of Design and Fine Arts of Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2012, and is currently completing her Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Arts in London. Creating synergy between the product and its users is important for Enkovaara. She believes that a strong product tells a unique story and evokes different associations in each user. Enkovaara constructs the stories her products tell through surfaces, structures, and patterns. Enkovaara is inspired by everyday wonders. “Our living environment hides a magical world that can be seen if you make the effort. For example, the structure of a snowflake is really complex and beautiful. I believe in exploring the world with childlike curiosity. This enthusiasm makes the adult world a magical, inspiring place.”