Joanna Laajisto's Airisto series was originally designed for the bed & breakfast, Villa Airisto, located in the picturesque Turku Archipelago. Studio Joanna Laajisto has designed the interior of the villa that will open its doors in the summer 2018. The B&B celebrates the old Scandinavian villa culture and the carefree way that the upper class used to spend their summer holidays.
The Airisto collection's furnishings are multifunctional - they can be used as a side table, stool and a bench. The natural ash accents the beautiful features of the wood. In addition to the light wood the other colour option is stained black, which highlights the shape of the product, representative to Laajisto’s work. "A good product has to fit in different environments from the modern and minimalist to rich and classical," explains Laajisto. The simple and modest design language of the Airisto furniture emphasizes the asymmetric shape of the foot structure.
JOANNA LAAJISTO, interior architect & designer, Studio Joanna Laajisto
Studio Joanna Laajisto is a Helsinki based boutique design agency, founded in 2010. We work in the fields of commercial interiors such as retail, hospitality and workplace design as well as product and concept design.
Joanna Laajisto, the founder of the Studio, is an interior architect and designer who has studied and made her career in the West Coast of United States. Prior to moving back to her native country Finland, she worked in Los Angeles at an international architect firm Gensler, designing large scale commercial projects.
Functionality, quality and aesthetics. These are the main principles of Studio Joanna Laajisto's designs. Be it interiors, products or services, the agency's philosophy is to create beautiful, long lasting and meaningful design that drives from sustainable values and understanding of human behavior.