ANNA
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ABOUT

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About

I am an object and interior designer working with a broad spectrum of projects including interior design, interior elements, furniture and bespoke ceramics. I focus on apartment styling and set design for both private and commercial purposes.

I am interested in the concept of “everyday” and how our perception of it can be changed from a designers viewpoint: Everyday surroundings do not need to be dull or mundane just because we use them daily.

In my previous projects I have worked with bespoke tableware, specifically for nouvelle cuisine usage where tableware is an excentric and a prominent part of the tasting experience.

I often use bold colours and apply them unconstrainedly to my work. Despite having my roots in Nordic traditions I like my work being borderless. For me the expression of Art and Design functions as a bridge between cultures that opens up possibilities to mutual understanding beyond national borders and language barriers.

 

 

EDUCATION

Aalto University, Master of Art Industrial Design, (FI) 2015 

Lahden Ammattikorkeakoulu, Bachelor in Jewellery Design, (FI) 2010

Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Fine Arts, (FI) 2004-2005

Töölö Gymnasium (FI) 2003

 

EXPERIENCE

Artist Residency in Arenys de Mar, October, (ES) 2017

Owner of Studio Anna Kantanen (FI) (2016)

 The 10th International Ceramics Competition , Bronze Award, MINO (JP) 2014

Study Exchange at Universität der Künste Berlin  DE) (2011)

Internship at Galleria Norsu (FI) (2009)

Internship at PAF Silverform (FI) (2008)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Basics in Design - "From idea to prototype", Västra Nylands Folkhögskola 2015

Ceramics for Children, Topelius Lågstadie, 2011-2015

Substitute for Art printing techniques, Aquatint etching , carborundum, Västra Nylands Folkhögskola 2005