The Master Cabinet Maker, Antrei Hartikainen
Antrei Hartikainen is a master cabinet maker and a designer from Finland. He is known for his exquisite works in wood. And was awarded young designer of the in 2018 by Design Forum Finland. The award winning pieces including functional products and pure art works, achieve heights of sensuality, elegance and craftsmanship that place them with the finest examples of modern nordic carpentry.
Antrei Hartikainen first collaboration with Helsinki based Poiat studio was with the sculptural Fiori table that embodies Finnish design. The Fiori collection features exquisite flowers that are handcrafted to the final touch. Somewhere between art and design, no two flowers in the Fiori collection are alike.
Alongside the Fiori table collection, Poiat introduced a delicate floor sculpture as part of its Fiori collection. The Fiori sculpture can perform many roles: a sole sculpture tenderly comfortable in its loneliness or a group of sculptures growing into a striking group as an eyecatcher in public spaces. Like the Fiori tables, the floor sculpture is transformable and easily portable to a new location. It lives with the changing demands of its environment. The Fiori floor sculpture won the Product of the Year award in the design gala Muoto in 2017 during Helsinki Design Week.
In 2018 Antrei designed the highly acclaimed Bastone furniture collection for Poiat Studio. The collection consists of a cabinet and a sideboard. Moving naturally in the frontier of art and design the Bastone collection, by master cabinet maker Antrei Hartikainen, is intricately constructed with solid oak strips to showcase filtered light and shadows