September 19, 2018

Bastone collection by Finnish designer Antrei Hartikainen

Antrei Hartikainen is one of the designers I keep bumping into after first meeting him over dinner in Helsinki some years ago. I have been following him ever since, as I think Finnish design really has something different from all other Scandinavian design and I like it a lot! At Ambiente earlier this year he already told me about the furniture he was designing and I love seeing the result. The 'Bastone' collection Antrai  designed for POIAT Products Oy consist of a cabinet and a sideboard.

Antrei: "The Bastone collection moves naturally in the frontier of art and design, and showcases filtered light and reflections of shades as well appreciation of craftsmanship. The exterior of both the cabinet and the sideboard are partly open, partly covered by round and narrow strips of wood."
Antrei Hartikainen (b. 1991) is a master cabinetmaker and designer from Finland known for his exquisite works in wood. The award-winning pieces, including functional products and pure artworks, achieve heights of sensuality, elegance and craftsmanship that place them with the finest examples of modern Nordic carpentry. You might have seen his Fiori and tables pictured below on the blog before, a few examples, see more at Antrei Hartikainen