Jarkko Oja

Carpenter, studying design (born 1988)

Jarkko Oja started studying design at Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2010, just after being fully qualified as a carpenter.

In his design Oja values functionality and durability. Products must be both functional and durable. They should also provide novelty value to the owners and be so prestigious that you don’t want to abandon them even after a long time of use.

The products designed by Jarkko Oja represent a clear-cut line of Scandinavian design. He is inspired by nature and by the sea. Traditions fascinate him and provide design impulses as well. The designer is particularly interested in combining traditions with contemporary and modern design. Jarkko Oja subtly unites his carpenter skills with his design.

“The fascinating thing about wood is its pervasive elegance.”