Jouni Leino is an interior architect and furniture designer specialized in creating interiors for public spaces and offices. In addition to running his own design studio since 1992 he is known as a professor and lecturer both in Finland and internationally.
The core of Leino’s work lies in functionality and versatility. His recent projects include a variety of multi-purpose office environments that enable variable uses depending on the nature of the job. Similarly, Leino’s furniture is characterized by practical features making his designs easily adjustable for different set-ups.
An urban art project named Helsinki Thrones offered Leino the chance to combine two of his passions: furniture design and offering new perspectives in public space. The everyday thrones for the citizens of Helsinki were built of recycled wood giving a second life to a material previously used for building houses.
Jouni Leino is FCINY’s artist-in-residence in September 2016. At the moment he is working on a new collection of furniture to be used both in private and public space.
http://www.fciny.org/residency/laura-karhunen http://www.fciny.org/residency/mari-isopahkala- http://www.fciny.org/residency/samuli-miettinen