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.
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
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)
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